A much improved performance from Clipstone on a very warm August afternoon. Pickering’s Ryan Blott scored a hat-trick to give the visitors the 3 points.
3mins Clipstone’s Stephen Lisgo concedes cheap possession and Pickering’s Ryan Blott takes advantage and skips past a challenge before firing a low shot past Liam Kerry 0-1
7mins Cobras equalise when a ball down the right from skipper Ben Rogers finds Tim Gregory who advances ten yards before putting in a perfect cross that Pickering’s Eddie Birch diverts past his own ‘keeper. 1-1
12 mins Clipstone take the lead when Pickering’s central defenders don’t deal with a long ball down the middle. Jermaine Jatau is the first to react, gets the ball under control and chips the ball over Harry Andrews in the Pickering goal. 2-1
19 mins Clipstone break and Gregory beats his marker before putting in a cross that Jatua puts just wide.
31 mins Russell Parker hits the post for Pickering.
36 Mins Cobras’ ‘goalkeeper Liam Kerry saves well from Pickering’s Lewis Taylor.
41 mins Pickering awarded a fortunate penalty when Lisgo and Blott collide in the box. For the second week running a penalty is missed against the Cobras when Kerry guesses right and blocks Taylor’s spot kick with his legs.
45 mins Pickering come close again when Rogers heads off his own line following a corner.
45 mins Jatua comes off with hamstring injury and is replaced by Brendan Williams.
51 mins Pickering equalise when the home side fail to deal with a corner and George Bissett heads home from close range. 2-2
59 mins Gregory comes close for the home side following a 30-yard run and a one-two with Gareth Curtis.
71 mins Pickering take the lead with a disputed goal. Referee Andrew Dallison who overall had a good game fails to spot a push by Blott on Lisgo and the Pickering striker then has space to fire an angled shot past Kerry from 15 yards. 2-3
Kerry then makes several more saves to give the Cobras a chance of saving the match.
86 mins Pickering’s Bissett skips past several challenges and Elliot Holmes gets in a great last ditch block to prevent an almost certain goal.
89 mins Cobras’ Jack Hutchinson replaced by Under 21 player Callum Wilkinson who makes his Clipstone debut.
90 mins Blott completes his hat-trick when the defence fail to clear the ball and it is crossed to the far post where an unmarked Blott makes sure from close range. 2-4