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York Minster Engineering Football League – League Junior Cup 2nd Round
FT: Melbourne 0 – 8 Cliffe FC
Cliffe FC ease into the next round of the York League Junior Cup with a gr-eight performance away at Melbourne.
Malcolm Bryce writes…
As per the first round versus LNER Builders, Cliffe took an early lead – An Ian Beckram drive from outside the box opened the scoring in emphatic fashion within the first five minutes, 1-0. Andy Addison marked his competitive return in a Cliffe shirt by doubling the lead from close range on a corner-kick, 2-0. Wes Pears then broke through and fired the ball past the ‘keeper the make the score 3-0 with just over 15 minutes gone. Cliffe whilst all their domination possibly were guilty of letting themselves slack off a little bit, the score remained 3-0 at the break, HT.
Chris Jackson, who was wreaking havoc with the Melbourne back-four all game, got his deserved goal via a close range header, 4-0. The score was then 5-0, Tom Robinson grabbing his first goal in Cliffe FC colours by slotting the ball past the onrushing ‘keeper. Jackson doubled his tally, breaking through and finishing from a tight angle for 6-0. A special Beckram drive from near-35-yards for his second of the tie made the score 7-0 before Addison also grabbed his second finishing a chance from a low-driven corner to make the final score 8-0, FT.
The New Inn Cliffe FC MOTM: Ian Beckram.
LRB Trophies Melbourne MOTM: Martin Peacock.
Harris, Dunning, Edwards, Parker, Hogg, Beckram (C), Addison, Pears (Pearse), Taylor, Robinson, Jackson.
Unused subs – N. Leach, S. Gallagher.
Cliffe FC Goals: Beckram (2), Addison (2), Jackson (2), Pears, Robinson.