FT: 4-3 W
As the First XI’s game was postponed once more the Second XI’s match was the only Cliffe FC team in action.
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Cliffe FC’s second team were in action this weekend versus Flamborough’s reserves in the East Riding County Qualifying Country Cup, 2nd Round.
Malcolm Bryce writes…
Cliffe prevailed 4-3 winners, the score seemingly misleading after the home side were comfortably 4-nil up until the last half-hour.
The game started with Cliffe the better side and took the lead through Luke Worrillow’s nice finish. Worrillow’s pace continued to be a massive problem for the Flamborough defence and many Cliffe half-chances went begging. The centre midfield pairing of Matt Birch and Craig Allen had little to deal with and Allen looked very comfortable at times on the ball, his only worry having to hurdle challenges. 1-nil to the home side at half time.
Cliffe doubled their lead with Byron Summers scoring inside the area, Richard Taylor made it 3-nil and after some nice inter-play between Byron Summers, Craig Allen and Tom Lonsdale, this lead to Lonsdale’s cross finding Allen at the edge of the area to score for 4-nil Cliffe and look like they would cruise through to the next round. After a few changes the away side began to get an upper hand, be it because Cliffe sat back or Flamborough stepped up but the final 25 minutes saw the away side score 3 goals to make a nervy last few minutes for the home side.
Cliffe saw out the win and progress to the next round. Once again, next week both Cliffe FC teams are *scheduled* to play. The firsts travel to Hornsea Town for a League Cup match and the 2nd XI entertain Skirlaugh at Cliffe park.
M. Brown, M. Buck (C), M. Ford, J. Hawsworth, N. Summers, M. Birch, C. Allen, T. Lonsdale, B. Summers, R. Taylor, L. Worrillow
A. Lees, D. Batey, L. Hallam
Worrillow, B. Summers, R. Taylor, Allen