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FT: Cliffe FC 6 – 0 Wheldrake
In a morale boosting performance, Cliffe FC see off Wheldrake with a 6-0 win yesterday evening. Cliffe FC were also met with the news that their York League season will now begin on 13th September, at home to Hemingbrough United.
Malcolm Bryce writes…
Described as a low-brow pre-season, Cliffe FC wanted to impose themselves on their opponents in this friendly and a dominant first half performance saw Cliffe lead 5-0 at the break. Si Houlder opened the scoring, Bayley Smirthwaite bagged a nice goal and Alan Jackson completed a hat-trick, the pick of the bunch being his cheeky chipped penalty kick, 5-0 at the break.
Cliffe continued to give little chance to Wheldrake, but Dave Laverack had to make a couple of stops to maintain his clean sheet. Wheldrake’s ‘keeper had a great second half at the other end, saving efforts from Houlder, Alan Jackson and Jackson Lucitt. Houlder even had a penalty saved early in the second half, but the ‘keeper could do nothing about Ryan Sedman’s volley – great technique to volley the ball first time into the roof of the net from outside the box, 6-0 was the final score.
Cliffe FC were met with the news that Saturday’s scheduled opener versus Pocklington Town on Saturday had been postponed by York League. Cliffe FC will now begin their York League Division One campaign on Saturday 13th September at home to local rivals Hemingbrough United.
Cliffe FC Reserves open their Reserve C campaign on 13th September away to Tockwith AFC Reserves.
Tonight (3rd Sept) Cliffe FC U21s open their West Riding FA U21 League campaign, they face Goole AFC – 8.20pm KO @ De Lacy Academy, Knottingley, WF11 0BZ.
Sunday (7th Sept) sees Cliffe FC Sundays open their York Sunday Morning League Division Three campaign begin, Jackson Lucitt’s men facing Haxby United – 10.30am KO @ Ethel Ward Playing Fields, Haxby, YO32 3NT.
The New Inn Cliffe FC MOTM: Si Houlder.
Cliffe FC Squad:
Laverack, D Jackson, Parker, N Leach, Sedman, Edwards, Pearse, Durnin, Smirthwaite, Houlder, A Jackson, Taylor, Lucitt.
Cliffe FC Goals: A Jackson (3), Houlder, Smirthwaite, Sedman.