Cliffe Reserves recorded their 3rd straight clean sheet in another hard-fought victory against a strong Huby side
Gary Wilson writes…
The game started evenly with both sides unable to create any clear chances for the first half hour. Huby nearly scored when a corner was flicked on at the near post only for Cliffe ‘keeper Gary Wilson to save from beneath the crossbar. Within minutes Cliffe had taken the lead when a Marc brown cross was headed in by Aaron Tiplady. Just before half-time Huby almost equalised when they hit the post following a defensive error.
Both teams started the second half well with many chances, but it was once again Cliffe who scored when Nathan Horner went on a mazy run from defence and put Baz Summers in to score with a low drive.
Huby upped their game and created chances which they were unable to convert.
Substitute Matt Jevons made a nuisance of himself in the closing minutes and almost scored when put through by Tiplady.
Five minutes from the end man-of-the-match Aaron Tiplady made the game secure when he fired a fierce shot into the bottom corner from 25 yards.
Next week Cliffe Reserves have a free week before entertaining a side from Bridlington in the East Riding County FA Cup on the 14th.
Team: Wilson (7), Brown (6), Hullah (6), Horner ( 8 ), Hebson (7), Milner (6), Lonsdale (7), Ellwood (7), White (7), Tiplady ( 8 ), B Summers (7). Subs: Fisher (6), Jevons (7), Harper (6).
Man Of Match: Aaron Tiplady