Early goals from Jack Warwick and Jonathan Collo in each half allow the Cobras to take local bragging rights as they run out 4-0 victors at Langwith Road against hosts Shirebrook. The visitors dominated possession with Lewis Warwick outstanding in midfield, whilst twin brother Jack grabbed a brace.
The Cobras opened the scoring after just six minutes after their high press was rewarded. The impressive Jonathan Collo steals the ball from Will Dodd drives forward. Although Collo’s shot is saved by home ‘keeper Piotr Strycharz he can only parry the ball into the path of Jack Warwick who puts the ball in the net from close range.
Warwick had another chance in the 22nd minute when a long ball from defender Paul Smith wasn’t dealt with by ‘keeper Strycharz who slipped on the greasy surface but Jack couldn’t find the target this time from a tight angle.
Both teams struggled to create any more clear cut chances in the remainder of the first period, the home side’s best effort really came just before half time when static defending by Clipstone in dealing with a long free kick into the box allowed George Simpson to rise unmarked but his header fell onto the roof of the net.
Whatever manager Dave Hoole said to the boys at half time worked a treat. The Cobras dominated the second period and doubled their lead when Jack Warwick was first to a cross from skipper Jason Foster and, when his header came back off the woodwork, Collo steered the ball home from close range for his second goal for the club.
thirteen minutes later Jack Warwick got his second of the game after rising superbly to head home a trademark Jason Foster corner from close range. 0-3
Shirebrook tried to respond through Robbie Savage but his header is just wide of the target and you could see their frustration growing with each minute.
In fact Shirebrook’s day goes from bad to worse when defender Billy Simpson was sent off for a second yellow card after he hauled down Jack Warwick to prevent him going through on goal. After Simpson left the field Clipstone grabbed their fourth in the 90th minute. 17-year old Jack Gibb gets his first goal for the club when his well-timed run enables him to be first to a Roberto Marchetta free kick and steer it home at the near post. Full time 0-4.