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FT: Eggborough Eagles 1 – 8 Cliffe FC
With the cancellation of the trip to Bridlington, Eggborough Eagles hosted Cliffe FC in Keith Tiplady’s side’s final friendly fixture before next week’s opener. Cliffe FC ran out 8-1 winners.
Malcolm Bryce writes…
“Thanks to Eggborough for stepping in and playing us at short notice. It was good for us to keep momentum going and Eggborough put up a spirited effort. Looking forward now to next week’s opener with Heslington.”
~ Keith Tiplady, 2nd Sept 2012
A close range Dave Reasbeck header opened scoring on the 4th minute, 0-1, before a Eagles drew level from a corner, 1-1. Nathan Parker made it 1-2 from a direct free-kick and then his header from a corner made it 1-3. Parker actually had the ball in the goal a further two times before the half-time period, one not given for the referee adjudging the ball not completely crossing the line and the other ruled offside. A neat lofted finish off the knee by Nigel Horner took Cliffe into half-time, 4-1 ahead.
Cliffe continued the scoring in the second interval, Kev Taylor grabbing himself a brace from two driving efforts down the wing to make it 1-5 then 1-6. Chris Harkin slotted home an effort of his own to make it 1-7 before Reasbeck grabbed his second to make the final score, Eagles 1 – 8 Cliffe FC.
Cliffe FC begin their York Football League Division Two campaign next Saturday (8th Sept) when they host Heslington at Oxen Lane, Cliffe.
Cliffe FC Reserves play their final friendly fixture away to Thorpe Utd Reserves before they being their Reserve ‘C’ campaign on the 15th September.