Clipstone grabbed their first win in five league games, netting four against Borrowash Victoria last night at the Lido Ground.
Manager Dave Hoole made four changes to the side, bringing in goalkeeper Monty Parkes, centre half Lewis Warwick, Josh Pickering and Alex Mann.
In front of 106 spectators, the Cobras got off to a great start when Charlie Dawes slotted home. A Nathan Whitehead through ball found him in acres of space, leaving Charlie to run freely into the box before driving it beyond the ‘keeper and into the bottom corner.
The in-form Dawes doubled his tally 10 minutes later. Cutting inside from the left, skipping past a couple of players and smashing the ball past Borrowash ‘keeper Danny Rigley who didn’t stand a chance.
In fairness though, it wasn’t all plain sailing in the first half and Clipstone were thankful for their goalkeeper, Monty Parkes, who made some tremendous stops.
Ten minutes after the second half started, Clipstone grabbed the all important third goal. In typical fashion, whenever there are goals, it becomes a rarity that Jack Warwick isn’t included on the scoresheet.
Winger Josh Pickering unselfishly threaded the ball through to Warwick, with the striker knocking it past the keeper from 6 yards out.
The third goal deflated Borrowash, but to their credit, they kept on pushing and trying to create something. However, 12 minutes from time the Cobras got their fourth.
To round off a perfect evening, Lewis Warwick got the final goal, capping off a great couple of days. The club captain who unselfishly went in goal on Saturday when Ryan Skidmore was injured was rewarded for his attitude, getting his first ever Clipstone goal.