Stratford Town 3 Clevedon Town 1
STRATFORD Town leading scorer Richard Gregory took his season’s personal tally of goals to 19 after bagging another brace for his side in Tuesday night’s victory over Clevedon Town.
Gregory is now the Southern League Division One South & West joint top scorer along with Wimborne Town’s Mark Gamble who also has 19. Jamie Sheldon scored Town’s other goal against Clevedon.
And Gregory’s double was the perfect tonic for manager Carl Adams who followed proceedings from his hospital bed in Taunton where he is being treated for broken ribs and a punctured lung.
Assistant manager Kevin Sievwright discharged himself from his own spell in hospital to take over the team, which included three new signings on the night. He returns to hospital on Friday for further tests on an ongoing stomach problem.
Newcomers Jimmy Husband, Alex Price and Jamie Bailey all acquitted themselves well in a good all-round team performance, which pleased the Town stand-in boss.
Sievwright told the Herald: “ I thought that the first-half was good, the second-half not so. We created quite a few chances and the new players fitted in perfectly. It’s a big ask when you bring several new faces in but they coped brilliantly.
“I told all the players before the game to go out and do it for Carl. And they responded with a decent display which is the type to keep us in this division. Carl tried his best to be in contact but I just told him to go back to his bed!”
The latest news from Taunton is that Adams is expected to be discharged from hospital tomorrow (Thursday).
For the full report see Thursday’s Stratford Herald.
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