Saturday 11 September 2021
FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round
Clipstone (1) 1
St Andrews (1) 1
St Andrews win 5-4 on penalties
Clipstone penalties: Ethan Blackbourn (missed), Jordan Wells (scored), Jack Warwick (scored), Connor Wright (scored), Mitch Mullins (scored), Josh Pickering (saved)
Bryan, Blackbourn, Wells, Mullins ©, L Warwick (Lowe 75), Whitton, Wright, Smith, J Warwick, Massey (Heather 70), Sorrell (Pickering 70)
Unused substitutes: Foster, Ogden (gk)
Cobras’ Man of the Match: Charlie Bryan
Bookings: Whitton, Sorrell
Match summary by Jim McIntosh:
Clipstone went out of the FA Vase at the first hurdle as they lost on penalties to Leicestershire side St Andrews from the United Counties league after the tie was level at one all after 90 minutes.
The Cobras took the lead in the 14th minute through Joe Massey who produced an excellent finish to score from a Connor Wright cross. However the home side were unable to build on their early advantage and were made to pay when St Andrews equalised in the 42nd minute through a Joe Linley free kick that took a deflection off a defender in the wall. Debutant Charlie Bryan in the home goal was unlucky to be beaten on that occasion having earlier produced a brilliant stop to keep out a close range effort from Joshua Crossley.
The second period saw both sides trying to win the game in normal time and Bryan again had to be alert to deny Mason Lopez after the forward escaped the attentions of Lewis Warwick and go round the Cobras’ stopper who got down quickly to smother the ball.
At the other end defender Dec Whitton’s effort following a corner was ruled out for offside just before the hour mark.
The home side had the best chance to win the game two minutes from time when substitute Josh Pickering’s defence splitting pass put Jack Warwick in on goal. The Cobra’s forward, who had earlier spent ten minutes in the sin bin for dissent, looked certain to add to his season’s tally of six goals, but his shot went well over the bar.
Instead the tie was decided on penalties and whilst Bryan produced a fantastic stop to keep out Joe Linley’s penalty, Ethan Blackbourn and Josh Pickering were unsuccessful with their spot kicks.
The Cobras are now at home to Retford FC on Saturday 18th September, 3pm.
Clipstone FC Media Team
Clipstone face St Andrews in the FA vase at the Lido Ground with a 3pm KO. Clipstone are looking to proceed to the next round of the FA vase and continue scoring form from the 3-3 draw against FC Humber last Saturday. St Andrews lost in dramatic style last night 3-2 after being 2 goals to the good against Kirby Muxloe with Joe Kerins scoring the winner in the final moments of the game. St Andrews will be looking to bounce back in the FA Vase against the Cobras. Both sides are currently Step 6 so the contest will be very close and will be a great game for spectators to come along to!
St Andrews, who sit 2nd, have got 6 wins out of 9 and are level on points with Belper United who currently sit top of the table in the Uhlsport United Counties Football League. Ben Law is St Andrews top goal scorer with 5 goals in 7 games and will be a big threat to the Cobras as he is likely to lead the line for St Andrews. Josh Crossley has also scored 2 goals in 4 games. Big game for both sides in the FA Vase.
Clipstone who sit 15th, have got 2 wins out of 8 in the Northern Counties East Football League. The Cobras will be looking for a response in the cup as St Andrews make the journey to the Lido Ground. Jack Warwick has been deadly for the Cobras in the league so far scoring 6 goals in the league and will look to continue his goal scoring form against St Andrews.
Come down to the Lido Ground and support the Cobras…
£5 Adults | £3 Concessions | U16s FREE
#OneClipstone Media Team