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FT: 4-1 W
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Cliffe FC’s 2nd XI made it 5 wins in-a-row when they beat Brandesburton IV four goals to one at Selby College. Once again, the second-string were the sole focus for Cliffe FC as the 1st XI’s away game to Skirlaugh was postponed due to waterlogging.
Cliffe took an early lead when Luke Worrillow’s blistering pace enabled him to set up Aaron Lees to score for 1-nil to the home side, with Lees duly celebrating with his “frank the tank” celebration. Brandesburton drew level when a penalty was given for a foul inside the Cliffe penalty area, which was converted to, ‘keeper, Gary Wilson’s left-side. 1-1. Cliffe re-gained the lead before half-time when Marc Brown reacted quickly to deflect the ball past the away ‘keeper, 2-1 Cliffe lead at half-time.
Cliffe central-midfield pairing, Matt Birch and Nelly Lambert, worked hard and wingers Tom Lonsdale and the returning Nathan Horner also put a decent shift in with Lonsdale having to leave the field due to injury. Worrillow soon got himself on the score-sheet when he finished a one-on-one chance for 3-1 Cliffe. Horner managed to grab a goal on his return from suspension, ironically in the reverse of the fixture he got sent-off in, with a long-range effort the away ‘keeper failed to deal with. With a nice cameo performance from Adam McMahon after he replaced Worrillow, Cliffe saw out the win and made it five wins on-the-trot.
With these string of victories Cliffe FC 2nd XI continue to climb the ERCL Division Five table.
Wilson, Brown, Summers, Buck (C), Hawksworth, Birch (Hullah), Lambert, Lonsdale (Leach), Horner, Worrillow (McMahon), Lees
Lees, Brown, Worrillow, Horner