FOOTBALL: Didmarton enjoy fluent success at Whitminster

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A DISCIPLINED, organised and fluent display from Didmarton saw them take all three points away to Whitminster on Saturday.

Stroud Division One.

Whitminster 1

Didmarton 2

Didmarton came into the game following two disappointing defeats to Cashes Green and Upton St Leonards, knowing that nothing but a win would do at Whitminster.

It was the away side that made the most of the good surface and got on top of the game in the opening 15 minutes. Two early through balls from midfielder Tom Sparks saw winger Robin Smith set free behind the full back but his crosses were cut out by the home defence.

Some excellent passing saw Didmarton's midfield regularly link up with the front three of Harvey, Hoare and Lee Keveren and threaten the Whitminster goal on several occasions. Following some great work down both flanks from the Smiths, Didmarton took their deserved lead after top scorer Keveren notched his ninth goal of the season.

Didmarton continued to create and were guilty of missing several good chances, but remained on top in the game with the back three of Blaken, Redpath and Godsell looking very solid.

Whitminster began to come into the game in the second half and looked dangerous on the break. It was Didmarton however who doubled their lead on the hour mark when Clark was hauled down inside the box, which allowed Keveren to calmly slot home his 10th goal of the season, low to the keeper's left. The two-goal cushion meant Whitminster began to pile on the pressure and Didmarton found themselves defending several corners. Gary Waldron was forced into a fantastic save tipping a thunderous strike over the bar, which looked destined for the top corner.

Whitminster got their reward with only a few minutes remaining, bundling in from close range but the points went home to Didmarton, keeping them in third place in Stroud Division One.

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