Northern Counties East Football League Division 1
Clipstone (2) 2
Massey 8 J Warwick 38
Hall Road Rangers (1) 3
Knaggs 23 Andrew 61 Wright 88og
Ogden, Wright, Wells, Foster ©, Whitton, Blackbourn, Mullins, Heather (Mann 65), J Warwick, Massey, Sorrell (Pickering 65)
Unused substitutes: Birchall, Hardwick, Bryan (gk)
Cobras’ Man of the Match: Jordan Wells
Match summary by Jim McIntosh:
The Cobras suffered their fourth defeat in a row as they failed to capitalise on an early lead in what was overall a very disappointing performance.
An early Joe Massey strike had given them an early lead and although Alex Knaggs equalised for the visitors midway through the half, Jack Warwick ensured that the home side had the advantage at the break. Lewis Andrew then equalised for the visitors just after the hour mark and Hall Road grabbed a winner two minutes from time through a Connor Wright own goal.
Clipstone had the ideal start after just eight minutes when Mitch Mullins was fouled on the edge of the area and skipper Jason Foster played the free kick short to Joe Massey who beat Jody Barford with an excellent 20-yard shot.
The visitors drew level midway through the half when a corner from the Clipstone left was headed on to Alex Knaggs at the far post who scored from close range. However the Cobras then regained the lead on the 38th minute when an excellent cross from the left by Jordan Wells found Jack Warwick who made no mistake from six yards.
The home side had the better of the opening exchanges in the second period and Dec Sorrell was then denied by Barford in the Hall Road goal and Will Heather should have done better with a free header before Lewis Andrew equalised for the visitors in the 61st minute with a shot from the edge of the box.
Hall Road looked the stronger side in the last 20 minutes and it was no surprise when they grabbed a winner two minutes from time. A dangerous cross into the box from the right eluded Ogden and struck Connor Wright at the far post who was unable to prevent the ball going into the goal.
The Cobras drop to 15th place in the league with six points from seven games and are now away to 18th place FC Humber United on Saturday.
Clipstone FC Media Team
Clipstone FC face Hall Road Rangers at the Lido Ground on the 31st of August with a 7:45pm KO. Clipstone are looking to bounce back from their last game against Brigg Town which saw Clipstone lose 7-3, Also Hall Road Rangers are looking to bounce back from their last 2 defeats which was a 7-0 loss to Hallam and a 2-0 loss to Armthorpe Welfare. The Cobras must watch out for Sam Robinson who has scored 3 league goals so far in the campaign and will be looking to score more against the Cobras. Clipstone will be putting out a very strong side out against Hall Road Rangers and will be looking to grab the 3 points.
Hall Road Rangers, who currently sit 18th are looking for an immediate response to their back to back defeats. Hall Road’s boss Leon Sewell said “I’m expecting a similar challenge to the Armthorpe game. Clipstone is a tough place to go and their management team will be looking for a response after their result on Saturday”. Hall Road Rangers who have to make a long travel to Clipstone will also be putting out a very strong side to test the Cobras.
Clipstone, who currently sit 13th are also looking for a response to their last 3 games. The Cobras had current top goalscorer Jack Warwick return against Brigg on Saturday and will be looking to score more goals against Hall Road. Clipstone will be looking for a better defensive performance against Hall Road with both sides going at it for 3 points.
Come down to the Lido Ground and support the Cobras against Hall Road Rangers.
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