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Clevedon United
Ilminster Town Firsts
Sat 18 Nov 14:30 - League Full time

First Team In Yet Another Stalemate


Clevedon United 0 - 0 Ilminster Town Firsts

Ilminster Town drew their third successive away match 0-0 in the Somerset County Premier League, up against second in the table Clevedon United on Saturday, the young side have certainly got the defensive side of their game organised and with a little luck could have taken all three points in one of their better displays of the season, but a draw was a fair result in the end.

Clevedon are a young side like Ilminster but are a year or two ahead in their development, like Ilminster they have brought in local youngsters and have improved immensely on last season where they finished third from bottom and only stayed up by default.

The home side started brightly, but the resolute Ilminster defence restricted them to long range efforts, both sides huffed and puffed but no real chances were created during the first half as both sides cancelled each other out, and the sides went in at the break all square.

Ilminster upped their game in the second half and with Charlie Rutter leading the line well, created a couple of good chances for Taylor Jefferson, the  best when he broke clear but couldn’t find the finish.

With 80 minutes on the clock, Chris May came rushing out of his goal and collided with the Clevedon forward, immediately referee Ian Smith pointed to the spot, May was at full stretch to save his third penalty of the season and second in succession to keep the scores level.

The home side pushed for the winner in the closing stages and would have taken the three points if it wasn’t for Andre Anjos who headed off the line to earn his side another point on their travels.

Chris May, Luke Paul, Karl Davis, Brad Pitman, Jon May ,Doug Whitfield ,Brad Miles, Tom Sullivan, Ben Pitman, Taylor Jefferson, Charlie Rutter

Subs Used

Andre Anjos
Jack Male

Next week the Blues are home at the Archie Gooch Pavilion against Shirehampton who sit one place above the Blues in 7th place,the match kicks off at 2.30pm.


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80:00 Saved Penalty
Chris May saves a penalty for Ilminster Town Firsts
75:00 Sub Off
Brad Pitman is substituted off for Ilminster Town Firsts
75:00 Sub Off
Tom Sullivan is substituted off for Ilminster Town Firsts
75:00 Sub On
Andre Anjos is substituted on for Ilminster Town Firsts
75:00 Sub On
Jack Male is substituted on for Ilminster Town Firsts
50:00 Yellow Card
Bradley Miles is yellow carded for Ilminster Town Firsts
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Clevedon United
  • Ilminster Town Firsts
  • 0
  • Bradley Miles Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Brad Pitman Sub Off 75:00'
  • Tom Sullivan Sub Off 75:00'
  • Andre Anjos Sub On 75:00'
  • Jack Male Sub On 75:00'
  • Chris May Saved Penalty 80:00'

Team selection

May, Chris May, Chris
Paul, Luke Paul, Luke
Davis, Karl Davis, Karl
May, Jonny May, Jonny
Whitfield, Dougie Whitfield, Dougie
Sullivan, Tom Sullivan, Tom
Jefferson, Taylor Jefferson, Taylor
Pitman, Ben Pitman, Ben
Pitman, Brad Pitman, Brad
Miles, Bradley Miles, Bradley
Rutter, Charlie Rutter, Charlie


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