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Robins make it two from two with win at Clevedon
9:00am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Sport
A JOE Bushin goal after just 15 seconds set Bridgwater Town on their way to a 2-1 victory against Clevedon Town on Monday evening (August 19).
Almost straight from the kick-off, Bushin took full advantage of a miscued clearance by Barnes to open the scoring with just 15 seconds on the clock.
Bridgwater continued their dominance throughout the half and carried more of an attacking threat, but things did threaten to boil over with a number of tasty challenges flying in.
They doubled their lead in first-half stoppage time as Dean Griffiths latched on to an Aaron Wilson through ball to slot home from twelve yards.
However, the second forty-five minutes were to be a different story as the home side upped their game and put the Bridgwater back line under considerable pressure for long periods of the half.
Wright, had been a spectator in the first half was alert enough to make an important save on 47 minutes.
The mounting pressure told twenty minutes into the half, as Ollie Barnes stroked home a needlessly given away free kick on the edge of the penalty area to beat keeper Wright to his right hand side.
Town manager, Richard Fey, then showed his tactical thinking and used his three substitutions at vital times during the remainder of the game to break up the home side's rhythm and Town held on for the win that puts them top of the Division One South and West table - for 24 hours at least.
Town team: Wright, Miller, Veal, Middleton, McGrath, Bater, Vance, Griffiths (sub O'Connor 75), Page, Bushin (sub Pilling 70), Wilson (sub Mercieca 88). Not used: Alexander, Thomas