Cliffe FC vs. Hemingbrough Utd | Cliffe FC 2ndXI vs. Bishop Wilton | 25th April 2015

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Cliffe FC play out their last Saturday of the 2014/2015 season, drawing 2-2 with Hemingbrough Utd, and then beating Bishop Wilton Reserves 5-1 in the following match. 
Malcolm Bryce writes…

York Minster Engineering Football League – Division One
HT: 0-1
FT: Hemingbrough United 2 – 2 Cliffe FC

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Cliffe FC ended their Division One season with the same fixture they opened the season with, facing Hemingbrough United – Cliffe hosted the fixture due to cricket being played at Hemingbrough – an early 1:15pm KO.
Cliffe had a one-goal lead at the break, an Andy Addison free-kick headed back across the goal by Tom Hogg for Nathan Parker to put the ball into the net, 0-1 HT. 

Cliffe FC 2 - 2 Hemingbrough Utd 25Apr15

Hemingbrough drew level early in the second half, Cliffe switching off having sprung the offside trap, a simple finish for Mike Hemingway for 1-1. Cliffe’s task was then made harder when Hogg was dismissed for denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, reducing them to 10-men. However, the side with one less man responded and took the lead, a Dean Wood cross superbly headed past the ‘keeper by Addison to make it 1-2. Hemingbrough then piled the pressure on and it paid dividends as they equalised, an unfortunate own-goal for Parker to make it 2-2. Hemingbrough nearly snatched another narrow win, but Harry Jackson’s free header somehow didn’t hit the back of the net. 2-2 the final scoreline, a draw which sees Cliffe secure 5th place in the York League Division One table. 

The New Inn Cliffe FC MOTM: Luke Durham.

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York Minster Engineering Football League – Reserve C
HT: 2-0
FT: Cliffe FC Reserves 5 – 1 Bishop Wilton Reserves

Cliffe FC Reserves hosted Bishop Wilton Reserves in the 3pm KO, the Reserves penultimate fixture of the 2014/2015 season, and a dominant 5-1 win produced. 
Cliffe took an early lead, a nice footballing move completed by Aaron Lees scoring to make it 1-0. Cliffe doubled their lead, Matthew Birch taking a rare trip into the opposition’s box for a corner, Birch’s superb header beating the ‘keeper to make it 2-0 at the HT break. Cliffe could have had more goals, had it not being for the Wilton keeper’s multiple saves. 

Cliffe FC 2ndXI 5 - 1 Bishop Wilton Reserves 25Apr15

For all their dominance, Cliffe slacked off into the second half and Wilton got themselves back into the game making it 2-1. Cliffe were reminded that they needed to step their level of performance back up and a flurry of chances followed – Jack Brocklebank made it 3-1 with a nicely taken goal. Wilton were then dealt with the heavy blow of losing their on-form ‘keeper to injury. Nigel Horner settled the game grabbing himself a goal to make it 4-1 before Harri Summerscales completed scoring to make the final score 5-1, FT. 

The New Inn Cliffe FC MOTM: Matthew Birch.

Cliffe FC Reserves compete their York League Reserve C campaign on Monday evening, welcoming F1 Racing Reserves to Oxen Lane – 6:30pm KO. 

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Whilst under the guise of "Bruce" my actual name is Malcolm Bryce and I am the Media Manager of Cliffe FC.