First Team
Sat 09 Sep 2023
Bishops Cleeve FC
First Team
E Dunbar (9'), (74'), R Langworthy (22'), (48'), (87'), T Holland (28')
Paulton Rovers
Mitres brush aside Paulton in FA Trophy

Mitres brush aside Paulton in FA Trophy

Matthew Jones9 Sep 2023 - 16:15
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Bishop’s Cleeve put aside the disappointing performance against Bristol Manor Farm in the FA Cup to progress in the FA Trophy

Cleeve started brightly with some early pressure and it wasn’t long until they took the lead when Ross Langworthy passed ball across box to Ethan Dunbar who converted calmly

The hosts continued to be on top and nearly doubled there lead with both James Sunley and Jay Malshanskyj turning their defenders well before seeing their shot blocked.

The Mitres did double their lead as Langworthy lobbed the ‘keeper after Ben McLean’s excelllent pass

The lead was three shortly after when Ethan Dunbar was fouled by Neil Martin in the area. The penalty was well saved by Sam Jepson but Toby Holland reacted quickest to score on rebound

Malshanskyj skipped through and saw his shot blocked before Langworthy saw his header tipped over as Cleeve continued to dominate

In the third minute of stoppage Malshanskyj's shot through the box went into the bottom corner via a deflection off Langworthy to put the tie beyond any real doubt.

The Mitres continued strongly in the second half with a great passage of play when a long ball to Dunbar who kept it in to pass to Langworthy who chipped it in behind and Dunbar volleyed but hit the post

Paulton’s first real chance came five minutes into the half when Lewis Clayton did well to deny Martin Leniham. However moments later Kye Simpson lashed the ball into the roof of the net near post to reduce the deficit

The visitors were starting to get more of a foothold in the match and saw penalty appeals for a handball waved away on the hour mark.

Cleeve continued to be the better side however and Langworthy volleyed over before Clayton played a long pass to Dunbar who turned defender well to finish.

The visitors nearly added another consolation but the whipped cross was just behind Kye Simpson

Cleeve added a deserved gloss to the scoreline when Callum DeBonis’ shot deflected to Langworthy who blasted it in from close range to finish the scoring and complete his hattrick

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