Despite the traffic problems in and around Bristol following the closure, once again, of the motorway, Clevedon managed to reach Cribbs for this local Derby in the Toolstation Premier Division and with both sides tied on the same points, it looked to offer an excellent game in prospect.
Before most of the fans had taken their places, Cribbs took the lead when, straight from the kick off, Jack McKenna took possession of the ball out on the left, made his way down the wing before crossing in to the box where Ben Dowdell flicked the ball past Damien Freeman to put the hosts one up.
It took the visitors a while to settle after this set back but eventually they started to create chances for themselves with James Fisher having his shot deflected only for Scott Lovell to parry out the effort near the far post. This was followed almost immediately by an Isaac Reid effort that was blocked on the line.
Just before half time Isaac Reid put through a perfect pass to Daniel Lammiman but unfortunately he mishit his shot which gave Lovell, in the home goal, the easiest of collections.
Half Time: Cribbs 1 Clevedon Town 0
The second half started in exactly the same way as the first as Cribbs took possession of the ball from the start and Ben Dowdell moved down the left wing before crossing in to the area where McKenna chipped the ball over Freeman to double the lead of the home team.
Ten minutes later the visitors pulled a goal back when Kaine Ingram sent in a perfect free kick that was met by Glen Hayer at the far post and he headed past the advancing Scott Lovell. This seemed to wake up the visitors and over the next fifteen minutes, Morgan Williams, Heyer again and Reid all had efforts that went close before Isaac Reid, some twenty five meters out from goal, controlled the ball on his chest and sent in a curling shot that gave Lovell no chance as the ball flashed in to the net to level the scores.
The visitor’s euphoria was short lived as Cribbs were back in front within five minutes when Sol Wanjam-Smith passed the ball through the defence to Dowdell on the edge of the six yard box and he crashed the ball in to the roof of the net. Six minutes later Dowdell wrapped things up for the home side as he cut inside of the defence and released a shot low to the right of Damien Freeman that crept in to the bottom corner to complete his hat-trick.
Final Score: Cribbs 4 Clevedon Town 2
Report courtesy of www.pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown