Cliffe FC vs. Haxby Utd (H) 30th November 2013

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York Minster Engineering Football League – Division Two
HT: 1-1
FT: Cliffe FC 3 – 3 Haxby United

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Cliffe FC earn a 3-3 draw against Haxby United, after trailing three times during the match.
Malcolm Bryce writes…

Cliffe FC 3 - 3 Haxby Utd 30Nov13

Cliffe started on the front foot but didn’t really test the Haxby ‘keeper early on, the away side did take the lead however near the half-hour mark – a corner not fully cleared and the loose ball rifled into the far top corner, 0-1. Cliffe responded brilliantly and looked likely to get back on level terms soon, Lee Carter crashed a shot off the post from outside the box before Cliffe were awarded a penalty – Simon Houlder dragged down in the area and a penalty given – Ian Beckram stepped up and fired the penalty home, 1-1 at the break, HT.

Cliffe FC 3 - 3 Haxby Utd 30Nov13

Haxby regained the lead in the opening minute of the second half, pouncing on a defensive error to then lift the ball over Dave Laverack for 1-2. Once again Cliffe responded immediately, Andy Addison neatly heading the ball past the ‘keeper into the bottom corner, 2-2. Haxby re-took the lead for the third time in the match, looping a free-kick into the far top corner to make it 2-3. Cliffe responded once more to level the score, a powerful Tom Hogg header restoring parity to make it 3-3. Cliffe looked to snatch a winner but the final score was 3-3 in which could be an important point for Cliffe FC in the competitive nature of this season’s York League Division Two.

Cliffe FC 3 - 3 Haxby Utd 30Nov13


The New Inn Cliffe FC MOTM: Ian Beckram.
LRB Trophies Haxby Utd MOTM: James Gilbertson.

Cliffe FC travel to face Barmby Moor next Saturday and Cliffe FC Reserves return to League action away at F1 Racing Reserves.

Cliffe FC:
Laverack, Sedman (Kirkham), Pearce, Pears, Simpson, Beckram, Addison, Taylor (Cawkill), Robinson, Carter (Hogg), Houlder.
Cliffe FC Goals: Beckram (pen), Addison, Hogg.

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