Cliffe FC are handed three defeats over the weekend, the First Team are beaten 5-0 away at Harrison Signs, but a different story at Oxen Lane, 4-2 defeats for Reserves and Sundays leave both Cliffe sides rueing their missed chances.
Saturday 22nd October 2016
York Minster Engineering League – Division One
FT: Harrison Signs 5 – 0 Cliffe FC
Again, it was a Saturday afternoon for the First Team with little to report, losing to the same score line as last weekend, 5-0. Harrison Signs had a 3-0 HT lead, and with Cliffe reduced to 10-men after Tom Grundy was shown red for a retaliation to a reckless challenge, mountain to climb for Cliffe once again. Cliffe did improve after being a man down, but the extra man took its toll as Signs scored twice more for 5-0. Harrison Signs finished with 10-men also after one of their subs raised their hands to Callum Ransome’s face, 5-0 FT. Ally Harris was named MOTM for a number of super saves once more, but again youngster Matty Holmes was the most impressive outfield player in a Cliffe shirt.
Next Saturday is a must win game for Cliffe FC, as the bottom two in Division 1 face off – Cliffe FC vs. Heslington.
Saturday 22nd October 2016
York Minster Engineering League – Reserve C
FT: Cliffe FC Reserves 2 – 4 Civil Service Reserves
Cliffe FC Reserves responded well from their drubbing last week, a 4-2 home defeat was the result – Cliffe unlucky to lose, a couple silly mistakes and Cliffe rueing missed chances themselves. Cliffe goals came from and own goal, and Glynn Richardson following up a saved penalty kick. MOTM was Liam Tomlinson. Again, some good football played by Cliffe’s young Reserves side, and hopefully the result will follow soon. Next week it’s Poppleton United away.
Sunday 23rd October 2016
York Sunday Morning League – Division 1
FT: Cliffe FC Sunday 2 – 4 NUR
A much improved performance from the Cliffe Sunday side, and as per the Reserves, it was a case of rueing missed chances when on top that ultimately saw the result swing the way of the away side. Cliffe could have been 4 or 5 goals ahead before the first goal of the game went the way of NUR, Andy Edwards denied a few times, and Callum Ransome hitting the woodwork before NUR worked an opening and scored from close range, 0-1. Man-of-the-match Kev Taylor forced the equaliser before HT, dribbling past a number of player before his fired-in cross was converted by an NUR defender for an OG, 1-1 HT.
NUR went ahead once more from a sweetly hit freekick before Nathan Parker equalised for Cliffe. But as Cliffe looked to get ahead, as Tom Collins had a goal disallowed for offside, however a penalty kick was given to NUR and scored for 2-3, and late on NUR scored their forth squeezing a shot in at the near post for 2-4 FT.
Next Sunday it’s FA Cup competition, and fellow Selby club, Hounds FC are the opponents.