Willie Clemons nets winner to extend goal streak
Willie Clemons netted his third goal in as many outings to inspire ten-men Stowmarket Town to a 1-0 home win against Heybridge Swifts in the Isthmian League North League at Greens Meadow on Saturday.
The Bermuda international headed home his fifth goal of the season from Ben Hunter’s cross in the 42nd minute, which ultimately proved to be the game winner.
The hosts had a golden opportunity to put the game farther beyond their opponents’ reach when defender Ollie Brown was bought down in the box. However, striker Luke Brown saw his penalty saved to keep the game wide open.
Substitute midfielder Evan Collard appeared to have doubled Stowmarket’s advantage when he gathered a through ball and lashed home only to see his superb strike waved off by the referee assistant’s flag.
The hosts were reduced to ten-men in second half stoppage time after Brown received a straight red card for an off the ball incident.
However, the visitors were unable to capitalise on their numerical advantage as Clemons and his team-mates held on to the final whistle.
Stowmarket remain third place in the standings, two points adrift of league leaders Canvey Island.
Clemons’s compatriot and Bermuda national team team-mate Reggie Lambe also played the entire match.
Clemons, who joined Stowmarket last October, also scored in his team’s 4-1 win against Tilbury in the league and 2-0 win over Lowestoft Town in the Turner Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup in the lead up to Saturday’s match.
However, he wasn’t the only Bermudian getting their name on the score sheet with a game winning goal in England at the weekend.
Super sub Kenni Thompson came off the bench to grab an 81st minute winner that guided London City Lionesses to a 1-0 win away to Coventry United in the FA Women’s Championship yesterday.
Thompson, who came on as a 78th minute substitute for the visitors, is the daughter of North Village coach and former Bermuda international Kenny Thompson.
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