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FT: Thorpe United Reserves 2 – 0 Cliffe FC Reserves
Cliffe FC Reserves lose 2-0 away to higher division Thorpe United Reserves as both side’s pre-season preparations continue.
Malcolm Bryce writes…
Cliffe FC’s reserve team continued their pre season preparations with a trip to local rivals Thorpe United on Saturday in a 12noon kick-off. A game that was a really good workout for both sides saw Thorpe end up 2-0 winners with both goals coming in the first-half. Thorpe took the lead after a slip from Matt Birch at the back allowed Thorpe through on goal for a well taken finish. Thorpe then extended their lead after Cliffe’s stand in ‘keeper was unable to stop a powerful shot, 2-0 HT. Encouraging signs for Cliffe with their strong defensive work outside of those 2 errors and also some excellent link up work and interplay between strikers Tom Ellwood and Nigel Horner in the first half, 2-0 FT.
Cliffe FC Reserves are back in action on Tuesday evening as they welcome Church Fenton’s Reserves side to Oxen Lane.
Cliffe FC’s first team pre-season preparations remain disjointed as Saturday saw their friendly cancelled at late notice by the opposition, literally less than 20 minutes before the players’ meet time, Selby Olympia unable to raise a side.
Cliffe FC first team are scheduled for friendly action this coming Saturday, at home to newly formed FC Bubwith.