Cleeve West Town 0 Burnham United 5

Tuesday 12th April 2011
Cleeve West Town 0 Burnham United 5
Errea Somerset County League Division 1
At: King George V Playing Fields, Meeting House Lane, Cleeve
Kick-off: 6-30 pm
Admission: none; Programme: none
Mileage: 20.6 miles
Attendance: 14 (headcount)
Weather: sunny and windy
Duration: first-half: 46:57; second-half: 45:20

Cleeve West Town play in the village of Cleeve on A370, south-west of Bristol, and just a half-hour drive from our holiday base at Cheddar. The pitch is part of a larger recreation ground, railed off down one side and roped off on the other three sides nearest the cricket square. Burnham went into the game in 12th position, two points behind 9th placed Cleeve with three games in hand, and produced a dominant performance to record a 5-0 away victory. They led 3-0 at the break (the giant ‘Peter Crouch like’ Steve Neilson headed home the second goal) and even could afford to have a penalty saved just before half-time. Cleeve rarely looked like scoring in the second half and Burnham went on to add two more goals, both scored by substitutes. Interestingly, the home side were formed about 1965 when Backwell’s third team decided to form their own club under the name of ‘West Town’ and added the prefix ‘Cleeve’ when they moved to the King George V Playing Fields.

0-1 Steve Leaf (18)
0-2 Steve Neilson (35)
0-3 Warren Whitfield (39)
0-4 James Vickery (58)
0-5 William Peake (83)