FT: Cliffe FC 5 – 1 Selby Olympia WMC
An opener from Tom Hogg, a first-half hat-trick from Ian Beckram and a second-half Andy Addison goal rounds off a 5-1 win in Cliffe FC’s final pre-season friendly versus Selby Olympia.
Malcolm Bryce writes…
“It was nice to welcome one of Selby’s biggest clubs with a huge heritage to Oxen Lane. The game was what you’d expect from a local derby, it was competitive but in the right spirit. We looked a bit stronger and faster than Olympia from the off and our tempo was very high. Good display overall and encouraging for the season ahead. We feel certain Olympia will fare well this season if they stick to their guns and keep doing things right.”
~ Keith Tiplady, 8th September 2013.
Cliffe started bright and Tom’s Robinson and Hogg linked up for Hogg to open scoring, 1-0. Cliffe doubled the lead within 90 seconds of the restart, Ian Beckram’s left foot drive evading the ‘keeper for 2-0. Beckram grabbed his second goal for 3-0, Hogg pouncing on a defensive error and squaring for Beckram. To complete his hat-trick, Robinson squared for Beckram to make the half-time score 4-0, HT.
Tiplady made a number of changes at the half-time interval and Cliffe took a while to get adjusted, Olympia did grab a goal – a looping freekick by Damian Steblecki that made the score 4-1. Another positive from the game was the return of Andy Kirkham who played well, in action for the first time since getting injured away at Brooklyn last month. It was another Andy that made the final score 5-1, Andy Addison finishing off a headed chance from close range, 5-1 FT.
Cliffe FC MOTM: Jack Healey.
LRB Trophies Selby Olympia MOTM: Sean Nelson.
Cliffe FC Reserves – Summary
York League Reserve Cup – Second Round | Brooklyn Reserves 7 – 1 Cliffe FC
Dave Hebson’s Cliffe Reserves bow out of the League Reserve Cup after a 7-1 defeat away at Brooklyn. James Grundy’s goal only counting for consolation. MOTM: Nathan Leach.
Next weekend both sides are in competitive action at Oxen Lane, Cliffe | 1pm – York FA Junior Cup Preliminary Round – Cliffe FC vs. Crayke | 3pm – York League Reserve ‘D’ – Cliffe FC Reserves vs. Hamilton Panthers Reserves