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13 Mar 2007 SLP Halesowen Town 1-0 Clevedon Town PDF Print E-mail

British Gas Business Southern League Premier Division – Saturday, 13th March 2007

Halesowen Town 1 Clevedon Town 0
Davion Hamilton struck a vital late winner to keep Halesowen well placed in the play-off stakes. Clevedon arrived at the Grove on the back of three recent wins and proved to be stern opposition in the re-run of a previously abandoned game.

Kick-off was delayed by 15 minutes after the late arrival of an assistant official and Yeltz started brightly with Paul Devlin and new signing Gareth Sheldon combining to pressurise visiting goalkeeper Danny Greaves. However, Halesowen suffered a 33rd minute blow when Sheldon had to leave the field after pulling a hamstring on his debut.
After the interval Halesowen increased the pressure but found the much-improved Seasiders a tough nut to crack – although the visitors barely troubled goalkeeper James Dormand for all their possession. But the home pressure finally paid off with a 82nd minute winner after manager Martin O’Connor’s gamble to chase the game with an extra striker paid dividends and proved to be a master-stroke. Substitute Aaron Farrell – another recent signing making his home debut – crossed from the right for HAMILTON to turn his marker and fire home. Junior Brown almost added a second goal after 90 minutes but headed wide from just six yards out.

Halesowen Town: Dormand; Warner, Haywood (Forsdick 62), Williams, Knight, Amos, Cowley (Farrell 72), Lewis, Devlin, Sheldon (Brown 33), Hamilton. Unused Subs: Pierpoint, Hyde.
Clevedon Town: Greaves; Vickerman, Trought, Scott, Hendy, Clark, Romhdane, Bater (Page 84), Pitcher, Rawlins, Haines. Unused Subs: Jacobs, O’Connor.
Attendance: 301

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