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FT: 4-0 W
Having found their shooting boots last week things looked worryingly to have returned to previous form as Cliffe struggled to break down a stubborn Melbourne side.
Boris Johnson writes…
The opening 40 minutes were all about possession for Cliffe with skipper Scott Birch totally dominating the middle of the park but chances were few and far between and when they did arrive they were wasted.
It wasn’t until Steve Wilcockson tested the keeper from 35 yards that Cliffe looked dangerous for all their possession, this effort spurred Cliffe on and with a little urgency in their play they finally broke the deadlock right on half time when Birch fired home in spectacular fashion from 30 yards.
The second half continued in the same style with Harris a spectator in the Cliffe goal and Atton and Hebson at centre halves looking positively bored!
A little more confidence had crept into Cliffe’s play and chances were becoming more frequent, Neil Taylor the first to convert one with a clever lob over the keeper, three nil arrived via a Shane Cawkill tap in after great work from Birch.
Substitute Ben Rawson scored the fourth with a crisp drive into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. If Cliffe had scored ten in this game it would have not been a shock but despite many more efforts on goal 4-0 was the final score.
This win lifts Cliffe back into 3rd place and they will look to continue this improvement in form at Moor Lane next week.
Harris, Simpson, Wilcockson, Atton, Hebson (Rawson), Birch (C), Kirkham, K. Taylor, Cawkill (Parish), A. Tiplady (Beckram), N. Taylor
Birch, Taylor, Cawkill, Rawson
Cliffe FC Sunday Side Summary:
Cliffe FC Sunday once again suffered a narrow defeat to Skelton on Sunday morning where Cliffe were beaten 2-1 after a last minute corner from Skelton found it’s way into the net.