Somerset Premier Division: Clutton 2-1 Chard Town

On Saturday 30th March Chard travelled to Clutton without a win in the league knew it wouldn't be easy.

With our leading goal scorers away and Joe Chamberlain not 100% fit made it even worse.

Clutton started the game very well and caused problems early on, they weren't looking like a side without a win, Chard started to get into the game themselves.

A goalmouth scramble in the 34th minute Joe Chamberlain got kicked on the ankle, in all the melee Liam Cleal went in to see if Joe was OK and got sin - binned.  The referee applying the new law of the game that if there is two players around him and a third joins in, one of them will be cautioned.

With Chard now down to 10 men, three minutes later Clutton played a nice ball into midfield then laid it off to their forward and scored.

1-0 at half time Chard still had a chance to get back into the game.

From the start of the second half Liam Cleal had a great chance but the goalkeeper made a great save. On 50m Joe Chamberlain couldn't continue anymore and Jake Dennis came on. With a fully fit player up top Chard started creating problems.

On 67m a great ball in from Will Board to Jake Dennis who controlled the ball superbly and planted the ball into the bottom corner. 1-1. Chard were now pushing for the second goal to win the game until 10m later a ball over the top caught them out and Clutton scored their second.

With a game on Monday subs were made near the end but an equaliser for Chard didn't happen.

First win of the season for Clutton, despite Chard not having a full strength squad they had the chances. 24hrs off and a home again on Monday.

In other news at the club, they are planning for next season now and are looking for a Main Sponsor with a two-year deal.

The cost of this is £1, 600 plus VAT this does include another board placed pitchside and various other benefits.

A 1-year deal costs £1,100 plus VAT and if rolled over into the second year an extra £650 plus VAT

If you are interested contact Malcolm Brown, commercial manager at Chard Town FC on 07919970462 for more details.