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York Minster Engineering Football League – Division One
FT: Cliffe FC 0 – 1 Hemingbrough United
Cliffe FC begin life in York Minster Engineering Football League Division One with a 1-0 defeat, the points and bragging rights going to Hemingbrough United in a closely fought affair.
Malcolm Bryce writes…
It was felt that this game would be a close affair and the first half delivered a goalless interval in a scrappy affair, Hemingbrough seems to edge the opening minutes and even had a penalty shout turned down – Cliffe ‘keeper Dave Laverack rushing out to Luke Zacharenko, the Hemingbrough striker went down but no penalty awarded. Nathan Parker put a near post header wide at the other end and the score remained 0-0 at the break.
Cliffe did have the first chance of the second half, but neither Kev Taylor or Parker got enough contact on the ball to test the ‘keeper. Ryan Tiplady, drafted into the Cliffe first team after his transfer this week, impressed at left-back as did man-of-the-match Jack Dinnewell in the middle of the Cliffe midfield. Laverack was drawn into action once more rushing off his line to deny Aidy Wood 1-on-1 and the game remained goalless until the last fifteen minutes. The all important goal went the way of Hemingbrough, a long throw found its way to the back post and broke for Mike Hemingway to score, 0-1. Cliffe couldn’t carve out any definite chance of an equaliser and Hemingbrough took the honours, 0-1 FT.
Cliffe FC entertain Hamilton Panthers next weekend, whilst Cliffe FC Reserves have a free week.
The New Inn Cliffe FC MOTM: Jack Dinnewell.
LRB Trophies Hemingbrough Utd MOTM: TBC.
Laverack, Sedman, Tiplady (Leach), Mitchell, Durnin, Dinnewell, Pearse (C) (Lucitt), Taylor (Ellwood), Robinson, Parker, Hogg.
Cliffe FC Reserves Summary
York Minster Engineering Football League – Reserve C
FT: Tockwith AFC Reserves 6 – 0 Cliffe FC Reserves
A strong Tockwith side hand out a 6-0 drubbing to Cliffe Reserves under Jay Grundy’s caretaker charge. A less than ideal start for Cliffe Reserves.
They are fixtureless next Saturday, but get opportunity to exact revenge when the sides face-off once more in York FA Junior Cup tie on 27th September.
Cliffe FC Sunday Summary
York Sunday Morning League – Senior Challenge Trophy – 1st Round
FT: York RI 7 – 0 Cliffe FC Sunday