B&P Sports Selby Cup | Cliffe FC 2ndXI vs. Riccall Utd Reserves (H) 7th August 2013

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B&P Sports Selby Cup
HT: 2-1
FT: Cliffe FC Reserves 5 – 4 Riccall Utd Reserves

Cliffe FC Reserves begin their B&P Sports Selby Cup fixtures with a win over Riccall Utd Reserves, surviving a late Riccall charge to win 5-4.
Malcolm Bryce writes…

Cliffe FC 2ndXI 5 - 4 Riccall Utd Reserves 7Aug13

Cliffe lead at the half-time interval 2-1, Nigel Horner opened scoring before Riccall equalised from a set-piece. A neat Andy Kirkham finish, his third in three pre-season games, saw Cliffe lead at the break, 2-1 HT.

Cliffe FC 2ndXI 5 - 4 Riccall Utd Reserves 7Aug13

Riccall equalised quickly in the second-half for 2-2. Cliffe then kicked-on from this point and went 5-2 ahead, James Grundy scoring after from great work from MOTM David Lees, a Ian Beckram penalty and Nigel Horner’s second of the match. Riccall did grab two goals in the final minutes but it wasn’t enough, 5-4 FT.

Dave Hebson said –

“Every single player involved last night worked their socks off, the pressing and shape were excellent, movement off the ball and composure on it top class. The younger lads have really bedded in well and are making big contributions. I’m delighted with the result and our performance, absolutely top class!”

Cliffe FC MOTM: David Lees.
LRB Trophies Riccall Utd MOTM: Darren Jackson.

Both Cliffe FC sides are in action at Oxen Lane on Saturday: 1pm KO – Cliffe FC Reserves vs. Hensall & Kellington. 3pm KO – Cliffe FC vs. Tadcaster Town.

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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.