Thurrock 6 Clacton 1
Division 3SEThurrock 6 Clacton 1 Clacton put in a disappointing performance to lose comfortably at Thurrock. The Sesiders never got going and early on found themselves 2-0 down.
Thurrock 6 Clacton 1
Clacton put in a disappointing performance to lose comfortably at Thurrock.
The Sesiders never got going and early on found themselves 2-0 down.
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With Clacton unable to keep possession it was the home side that extended their lead for 3-0 at half time.
At the back Colin Hook put in some great tackles and progressed down the left to be Clacton's most effective creator.
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Clacton's midfield were dominated by the home side and the forwards were isolated, receiving 40 yard passes and unable to get support in the attacking third.
It was midway through the second half that Clacton got their first short corner of the game.
The Seasiders showed what they were capable of in a ten minute spell, but with the score line now at 5-0 it was too late to effect the result.
Alex Mortimer and Sam Hodge did their best to get the team going, but without the passing game they were easily picked off.
Clacton got themselves into attacking positions when they stepped up the pace of their free hits and when a short corner broke down captain Carl Parkes got there first to fire the ball back into the danger area where Tom Blake and Mortimer created a shooting chance for the ball to be stopped on the line by a foot.
Clacton's man-of-the-match Ric Coleman stepped up to score the resulting penalty and the hope that the Seasiders could restore some dignity.
Moments later Clacton got themselves another penalty after Hodge had a shot saved by a body, however this time the keeper made a fine save from Coleman's effort.
Next week Clacton take on local rivals Essex University at Clacton Leisure Centre (14:00) needing to restore the previous performances of the season.