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York Minster Engineering Football League – Reserve D
FT: F1 Racing Reserves 1 – 2 Cliffe FC Reserves
A Ryan Tiplady first half free-kick and a Nigel Horner second-half winner seals the points for Cliffe FC Reserves against F1 Racing Reserves.
Hugo Delgado writes…
“That was an outstanding performance, the lads were full of running and the football was some of the best we’ve played this season, a great win that should now allow us to finish above F1 this season.”
~ Dave Hebson, 27th April 2013.
After a loss of form during the last couple of weeks Cliffe FC Reserves turned a performance right out of the top drawer, producing a wonderful free flowing, attacking brand of football.
The scoring was opened through a drilled Ryan Tiplady free-kick midway through the first-half, 0-1. Cliffe were well on top after the opening goal and utilised their wide men to carve open F1 seemingly at will with Andy Kirkham being particularly instrumental.
The second-half saw an F1 equaliser from the penalty spot after the F1 #9 went down easily in the area after contact from stand-in keeper Ian Beckram, 1-1. Cliffe were quickly back on front through Nigel Horner who calmly volleyed home after Kirkham had again carved an opening, 1-2 FT.
Cliffe FC Reserves close their 2012/13 campaign tomorrow (Monday) evening, when they travel to face Tadcaster Town Reserves, 6:30pm kick-off.
Cliffe FC first team travel to face Crayke in League Cup action on Wednesday evening (6:30pm KO) – the winners of Wednesday’s tie face Saturday’s conquerors of Selby Olympia, Heslington.
Cliffe FC Reserves:
Beckram, Brown, Tiplady, Parker, Dickson, R. Taylor (C), White, Kirkham, J. Gallagher (Williams), Ni Horner, Grundy.
Unused subs: Lees, Lancaster.
Cliffe Goals: Tiplady, Ni Horner.
Cliffe FC MOTM: Andy Kirkham.