Both Cliffe teams were in action this Saturday and after being featured live on Viking FM as the Team of the Week both Cliffe team clinched victories on the same day for the first time this season.
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FT: 4-1 W
Cliffe grabbed a Quarter-Final spot in the league cup by beating Hornsea 4 goals to one. Highlight of the game was a Baz Summers hat-trick celebrated with his legendary “Summers-sault.”
Malcolm Bryce writes…
This game was played at Selby College as the fixture had to be moved due to Hornsea’s pitch being waterlogged. Cliffe began the game at less than full-throttle and were easily playing within themselves but after crafting a yard of space Baz Summers opened scoring putting the ball in the bottom corner. Hornsea gave ‘keeper Ally Harris nothing to do apart from collect stray passes. Fullback, Paul Fenton, put in a performance during the first half, Dave Heron on the left wing also did well crafting himself a few chances whilst not scoring. Summers doubled his tally before half-time Cliffe went into the interval 2-nil up.
Cliffe’s pressure stepped-up second half however, continued their patchy performance., whilst still creating numerous chances. This enabled Hornsea to grab a goal and Cliffe might rue the missed chances. Soon though, the Summers’ hat-trick was complete with a header and the “Summers-sault” made an appearance. 3-1 Cliffe. Centre-half’s Scott Birch and Andy Moughan even had the luxury of going on a few attacking runs along with full-backs David Evans and, substitute, Kev Simpson. Luke Crowther’s luck wasn’t in as he had his chances either cleared off the line of miraculously saved by the Hornsea ‘keeper. Craig Allen also hit the post. Andy Kirkham’s header put Cliffe 4-1 ahead and Cliffe’s pressure continued until the final whistle.
Cliffe FC Players’ Player of the Season 2007/2008, Kev Taylor (currently injured), cheered on the lads from the sidelines…
Harris, Fenton (Crowther), Evans, S. Birch, Moughan, Beckram, Kirkham, Cawkill, Heron (Simpson), Rawson (Allen), B. Summers
B. Summers (3), Kirkham