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Paulton Rovers
Bridgwater Town
R Radford (75')
Full time
Mon 17 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Southern - Division 1 South & West Attendance 75


Radford seals the points for Paulton - Report from Thomas Smith

Rovers returned to winning ways with a slender 1-0 victory over Bridgwater Town to end their home campaign on a positive note.

Having seen their run of 5 successive victories come to an end on Saturday Paulton again looked to be left frustrated as their already relegated visitors performed admirably.

Bridgwater may have been inferior in terms of possession throughout but had the majority of first half chances.

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George Kellow and Matt Connick combined effectively, with the former firing his volley over. Before captain Rob Horton was denied by the feet of Andrew Hannah in the hosts goal when a goal seemed the likely outcome.

(Above)For Farmers of Radstock man of the match v Bridgwater - Paulton Rovers defender Joe Chandler receives his award from Malcolm Powney.

Kellow then further tested Hannah, as Rovers through Mario Mateus and Ryan Radford failed to find their radar in an uneventful first period.

In a continuation of the opening 45 minutes Kellow looked likely to open the scoring with a neat chip until Hannah clawed it past the post, proving to be vital intervention.

As barely 10 minutes later Paulton broke the deadlock with their first effort on target.

Then the winning goal came with fifteen minutes remaining. A flighted Matt Long free kick from the left was powerfully met by skipper Josh Ford who's header could only be pushed into the crossbar by Ashton Granter, allowing Radford to dispatch the rebound into the open net.

Despite putting 5 past their opponents in the reverse fixture Paulton were unable to add any gloss to the score line, whilst seeing off a late Bridgwater offensive.

Man of the match - Ryan Radford (Paulton Rovers)

Key moments

Goal Ryan Radford scores for Paulton Rovers

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80:00 Sub Off
Mario Mateus is substituted off for Paulton Rovers
80:00 Sub On
Sol Wheatley is substituted on for Paulton Rovers
75:00 Goal 1 - 0
Ryan Radford scores for Paulton Rovers
60:00 Sub Off
Ibrahima Diallo is substituted off for Paulton Rovers
60:00 Sub On
Andrew Elcock is substituted on for Paulton Rovers
45:00 Yellow Card
Ryan Shaw is yellow carded for Paulton Rovers
End of period 1
21:00 Sub Off
Jordan Ricketts is substituted off for Paulton Rovers
21:00 Sub On
Ryan Shaw is substituted on for Paulton Rovers
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Paulton Rovers
  • Bridgwater Town
  • 0
  • Jordan Ricketts Sub Off 21:00'
  • Ryan Shaw Sub On 21:00'
  • Ryan Shaw Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Ibrahima Diallo Sub Off 60:00'
  • Andrew Elcock Sub On 60:00'
  • Ryan Radford Goal 75:00'
  • Mario Mateus Sub Off 80:00'
  • Sol Wheatley Sub On 80:00'

Team selection

Hannah, Andrew Hannah, Andrew
Keightley, Elliott Keightley, Elliott
Long, Matthew Long, Matthew
Bryne, James Bryne, James
Chandler, Joe Chandler, Joe
Ford, Josh Ford, Josh
Diallo, Ibrahima Diallo, Ibrahima
Ricketts, Jordan Ricketts, Jordan
Mateus, Mario Mateus, Mario
Radford, Ryan Radford, Ryan
Best, Reeko Best, Reeko
Paulton Rovers

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
13. Larkhall Athletic 42 53
14. Winchester City 42 53
15. Paulton Rovers 42 51
16. Bishops Cleeve 42 50
17. Barnstaple Town 42 45
18. Yate Town 42 44
19. AFC Totton 42 39

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