Tue 30
Lydney Town
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League
First Team
A Mace (36'), K Slack (46'), J Watts (76'), (83'), L Llewelyn (90')
Five star Cleeve win Gloucestershire derby

Five star Cleeve win Gloucestershire derby

By Matthew Jones
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Cleeve put in one of the best all round performances of the season to record their 8th straight win in all competitions.


When the two sides met at the same place two weeks ago it was 2-2 after 12 minutes however this time it was far more conservative in the opening stages and it took more than quarter of an hour for an attempt on goal to be registered.

With neither side creating much in the final third it’s perhaps not surprising that it was a moment of quality that broke the deadlock. Brad Martin laid the ball off to Adam Mace who from 20 yards on the corner of the box placed a low driven shot past everyone into the bottom corner to give the visitors the lead.

With not much else of note happening before half time Lydney will have wanted to start the 2nd half strongly. However it was Cleeve who made a quick start when after just 28 seconds, Kevin Slack picked up the ball from a tight angle and looped a shot from a tight angle into the top corner.

Cleeve continued to threaten the Lydney goal without much response however just after the hour mark, Ross Gabriel found himself with the ball in the box, turned and shot, only to find Cleeve ‘keeper Lewis Clayton in the way.

Lydney then applied some more pressure however Cleeve were able to stand firm and then effectively seal the match when Lee Llewelyn pumped a ball forward for Jack Watts who took the ball down well and fired past the ‘keeper.

Watts then doubled his tally shortly after when he controlled a whipped Mace cross on the turn and the shot between the ‘keepers’ legs from a tight angle.

The night was capped off with Llewelyn scoring his first goal for the club as the match entered injury time.

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Match details

Match date

Tue 30, Oct 2018

Kickoff

19:45

Competition

UHL Premier Division

League position

5
Bishops Cleeve
12
Lydney Town