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York Minster Engineering Football League – Division Two
FT: Cliffe FC 3 – 3 Haxby United
Cliffe FC earn a 3-3 draw against Haxby United, after trailing three times during the match.
Malcolm Bryce writes…
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.
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.
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.
Laverack, Sedman (Kirkham), Pearce, Pears, Simpson, Beckram, Addison, Taylor (Cawkill), Robinson, Carter (Hogg), Houlder.
Cliffe FC Goals: Beckram (pen), Addison, Hogg.