York FA Jnr Cup R2 | Cliffe FC vs. Selby Town Reserves (H) 26th October 2013

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York FA – Saturday Junior Cup 2nd Round
HT: 2-1
FT: Cliffe FC 3 – 4 Selby Town Reserves

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Selby Town Reserves complete a late comeback from 3-2 down to knock-out Cliffe FC of the York FA Cup via a 4-3 scoreline.
Malcolm Bryce writes…

Cliffe FC 3 - 4 Selby Town Reserve (York FA Cup) 26Oct13

Cliffe came out the blocks the sharper of the two sides, as Selby Town looked to be stubborn to break down with a hard working five-men defence. Selby took the lead, pouncing on a poor clearance to open scoring – 0-1. Cliffe did lead at the break though, scoring two goals in less than 60 seconds – first Lee Carter headed in a cross neatly to grab his first competitive goal of the season – 1-1, then after a attacking Ian Beckram run, Chris Jackson slammed a shot past the ‘keeper to put Cliffe ahead 2-1 at the break, HT.

Cliffe FC 3 - 4 Selby Town Reserve (York FA Cup) 26Oct13

Selby Town continues to work hard throughout the tie and as Cliffe didn’t take their chance, Selby drew level from the penalty spot, 2-2. Jackson restored Cliffe’s lead to make it 3-2, slotting the ball past the on rushing ‘keeper. Selby turned the tie on it’s head in the last quarter of the game, first equalising after a break down the left wing, 3-3. Then the deciding goal of the game when Selby’s substitute forward pounced on a defensive error to round Dave Laverack and poke the ball into an empty net with less than 10 minutes remaining, 3-4. Cliffe’s last chance of the match saw Tom Robinson flash a ball across the front of goal that neither Jackson or Si Houlder could get to and Selby Town completed the shock of the round, 3-4 FT.

A deserved win for Selby Town and a really poor result for Cliffe FC which has seemingly sent shock-waves through Selby Football. Cliffe need to move on from this result, kick-on and string some wins together sooner rather than later – their next fixtures see them travel to Long Riston next Saturday in County Cup action and they they face Wilberfoss the Saturday after in a York League Division Two fixture.


The New Inn Cliffe FC MOTM: Ryan Sedman.
LRB Trophies Selby Town MOTM: Mike Cussans.

Cliffe FC:
Laverack, Sedman, Pearse, Dunning (Kirkham), Hogg, Robinson, Beckram, Carter (Houlder), Taylor, Cawkill, Jackson.
Unused subs – Pears, Durnin.
Cliffe FC Goals: Jackson (2), Carter.

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Cliffe FC

Whilst under the guise of "Bruce" my actual name is Malcolm Bryce and I am the Media Manager of Cliffe FC.