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FT: Cliffe FC XI 4 – 5 Civil Service
Cliffe FC begin their pre-season friendly schedule, a mix of Cliffe FC’s Saturday sides losing 5-4 against Civil Service.
Malcolm Bryce writes…
A first half brace from Lee Carter saw a mixture of Cliffe FC First Team and Reserves lead 2-0 at the break in the pouring rain, Civil fired back in the second half and raced into a 5-2 lead. Matthew Birch put a shot into the top corner stanchion to make it 3-5 and Jay Grundy made the final score 4-5, Civil holding on for a win.
Cliffe FC’s pre-season schedule continues next Saturday when the First Team welcome Clifford AFC to Oxen Lane, an early test for Keith Tiplady’s men.
Cliffe FC Reserves are scheduled to begin their pre-season on Tuesday 29th July at home to Howden AFC Reserves.
The New Inn Cliffe FC MOTM: Reuben Pearse.
Cliffe FC Squad:
Laverack, Harris, R Sedman, Pearse, Parker, Trialist, Leach, Carter, Ellwood, Taylor, S Gallagher, J Grundy, Trailist, Birch, Brocklebank.
Cliffe FC Goals: Carter (2), Birch, Grundy.