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York Minster Engineering Football League – Division Two
FT: Wilberfoss 1 – 5 Cliffe FC
Cliffe FC win 5-1 away at Wilberfoss, goals coming from Ryan Sedman, Tom Robinson, Jack Healey, Si Houlder and Sean Gallagher to move up to 4th in Division Two.
Malcolm Bryce writes…
…Keith Tiplady quote to follow…
Cliffe FC made the trip to Wilberfoss on Wednesday evening and a rushed and disjointed warm-up meant Cliffe took time to settle into the match. Ben Rawson came close a couple of times before Ryan Sedman opened scoring, Andy Kirkham with the assist, Sedman sliding the ball past the ‘keeper into the bottom corner at the far post, 0-1. Kev Taylor came close with a left-footed drive that narrowly went wide before Tom Robinson broke into the box to finish calmly to make to 0-2 before the break. Some decent saves from Dave Laverack kept Wilberfoss goalless in the first period, that earned Laverack the man-of-the-match award.
Cliffe extended their lead early in the second-half, a long Jack Healey drive made it 0-3. Cliffe began to dominate but left a lot to be desired by their own standards and Wilberfoss snatched a goal back to make it 1-3, a decent lofted finish inside the area. Si Houlder entered the fray and grabbed a goal of his own, driving at the heart of the Wilberfoss defence before unleashing a shot into the net to make it 1-4. Sean Gallagher wrapped up the win, controlling the ball neatly, almost juggling the ball before hammering the ball past the ‘keeper – a great goal to secure all three points for Cliffe FC in what could’ve been a potential banana skin, 1-5 FT.
With this win Cliffe leapfrog Thorpe Utd and Haxby Utd to move into forth place, three wins from the title.
Cliffe FC travel to Fulford in League Cup semi-final action this Saturday in an attempt to get to their third cup final this season. Cliffe FC then travel to Strensall on Wednesday evening in League action.
Cliffe FC Remaining Fixtures;
SAT 19/04 14:30 LEAGUE CUP SEMI FULFORD FC UNITED v CLIFFE FC
WED 23/04 18:15 Division Two STRENSALL v CLIFFE FC
SAT 26/04 14:30 YORK FA CUP FINAL CLIFFE FC v FULFORD FC UNITED
TUE 29/04 19:00 ERCFA QUAL’ CUP FINAL DRUM ATHLETIC v CLIFFE FC
SAT 03/05 14:30 Division Two CLIFFE FC v BISHOPTHORPE UNITED
WED 07/05 18:30 Division Two THORPE UNITED v CLIFFE FC
The New Inn Cliffe FC MOTM: David Laverack.
LRB Trophies Wilberfoss MOTM: TBC.
Laverack, Kirkham, Edwards, Healey, Durnin (C), Pears (N Leach), Pearse, Taylor (S Gallagher), Robinson, Sedman, Rawson (Houlder).
Unused subs: Simpson.
Cliffe FC Goals: Sedman, Robinson, Healey, Houlder, S Gallagher.