Cliffe Football Club vs. Hemingbrough United – ERCFA Cup Preview

Updated: Cliffe FC 2 – 2 Hemingbrough United (AET) H’Boro win 8-7 on penalties.

This Saturday’s East Riding County Cup Round Two draw brings together Cliffe FC 1stXI against Hemingbrough United 1stXI in a competitive fixture for the first time in the “CFC Era.”

Both teams have begun the 2010/2011 season well winning all three of their opening fixtures and this Saturday’s fixture promises to be a close one and is easily the tie of the round.

Since Cliffe FC (re)formed back in 2007 they have faced Hemingbrough United five times…
Previous Results
Pre-season Friendly, 27th August 2007, 2007/2008
| Cliffe FC 2 – 4 Hemingbrough United |
The first meeting between the two sides for over a decade, in Cliffe FC’s first pre-season, ends with Tom Hogg sent off for Cliffe as Dave Heron and a Scott Birch penalty grabbed the goals for Cliffe.

Archie McCartney Trophy, close-season exhibition, 22nd May 2009, 2008/2009
| Cliffe FC 1 – 1 Hemingbrough United |
Cliffe FC vs Hemingbrough Utd 22May09
The re-introduction of the Archie McCartney Trophy in the 2008/2009 season, when both Hemingbrough and Cliffe won their league titles, saw a competitive game end in a 1-1 draw with Andy Addison equalising in the second half after a first half converted Hemingbrough penalty.
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York League Reserve Section C, 13th February 2010, 2009/2010
| Cliffe FC 2ndXI 1 – 3 Hemingbrough United Reserves |
The 2009/2010 season brought together Cliffe FC Reserves and Hemingbrough Utd Reserves on back-to-back Saturday’s in February ’10 saw Hemingbrough come away with the bragging rights as they beat Cliffe 3-1 at Oxen Lane, Joe White heading into the net for Cliffe FC Reserves’ only goal.

York League Reserve Section C, 20th February 2010, 2009/2010
| Hemingbrough United Reserves 3 – 1 Cliffe FC 2ndXI |
A week after Hemingbrough came away with all three points at Oxen Lane, they repeated that feat a week later with an identical 3-1 score-line which saw Cliffe lose Joe White due to a broken collarbone for the rest of the season. Tom Ellwood grabbed the goal for Cliffe in the second half.
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Pre-Season Friendly, 18th August 2010, 2010/2011
| Cliffe FC 2ndXI 2 – 0 Hemingbrough United Reserves |
Cliffe FC 2ndXI 2 - 0 Hemingbrough United Reserves (pre-season) 18Aug10
The first fixture which saw Cliffe and Hemingbrough compete for Archie McCartney Trophy whenever the teams meet. (à la Brian Clough Trophy)
Cliffe FC Reserves prevailed winners in a 2-0 win after a brave header from Chris Jackson and an Aaron Lees penalty.
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Cliffe FC 2ndXI Preview
Cliffe FC Reserves travel to Shiptonthorpe to face their first team. Cliffe’s last two meetings with Shiptonthorpe have seen a Dave Heron hat-trick in a 5-0 win back in April 2009 – Match Report – and a 11-1 drubbing with five Tom Hogg goals back in January 2009 – Match Report – And after the great performance’s Simon Davies’ team have being putting in the start of this season I’m sure Cliffe Reserves fancy their chances.

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Whilst under the guise of "Bruce" my actual name is Malcolm Bryce and I am the Media Manager of Cliffe FC.