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B & P Sports Selby Cup Final
FT: Cliffe FC (p)1 – 1 Thorpe United
Cliffe FC win 4-2 on penalties
Cliffe FC retain the B&P Sports Cup on penalties against Thorpe United, the score 1-1 after 90 minutes.
Malcolm Bryce writes…
“A good test for the (Cliffe FC) squad’s depth with so many players absent. I thought we showed good discipline and persistence. Nice to retain the B&P Sports Cup too and see a winning penalty shoot-out!”
~ Keith Tiplady, 25th August 2012
An even first 30 minutes saw both sides have their fair share of possession and Cliffe did have the ball in the net, Lee Carter’s effort only to be ruled offside. A rush of blood on the 39th minute saw Thorpe reduced to 10-men for violent conduct but this galvanised them for the final minutes of the half and Thorpe lead at the interval, scoring in the last minute of the half, HT 0-1.
Cliffe persisted with their efforts and drew level 12 minutes into the second half, Carter pouncing on a loose ball to side-step the ‘keeper and slot the ball into the empty net, 1-1. With Cliffe searching for a winner, Thorpe still posed a threat on the counter. With 90 minutes played the game went straight to penalties. Ally Harris and Adam Durnin were heroes of the shoot-out, Harris saving a penalty to give Cliffe the advantage and Durnin calmly slotting home the winning penalty to retain the B&P Sports Cup for the Oxen Lane side. Man-of-the-match was Captain Kev Taylor.
Preparations for the coming season continue next Saturday as Cliffe FC Reserves host Hemingbrough United Reserves at Oxen Lane whilst the Cliffe First Team travel to Bridlington to face Bridlington Tigers. Before the weekend, Cliffe FC Reserves face The Crown Inn Veterans on Thursday evening at Oxen Lane.
In the Saturday 3pm kick-off, Selby Town Reserves lost 4-3 to Goole United Reserves in the B&P Sports Junior Cup and in the Sunday Section of the Cup, Hounds FC beat Station 3-goals-to-1. Many thanks to B&P Sports for their continued support, and to all the clubs that took part.