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Clipstone FC vs Glasshoughton Welfare FC Sat 25th September 3pm KO

Saturday 25 September 2021
Northern Counties East Football League Division 1
Clipstone (0) 2
Lowe 50 Massey 70
Glasshoughton Welfare (1) 3
Whitley 23 Simpson 62 Stephens 72
Bryan, Hill-Smith, Wells, Mullins ©, Whitton, Carrington, Massey, Heather, J Warwick (Lowe 9), Pickering, Sorrell
Unused substitutes: Skidmore (gk), Barnard, Bailey, G Hardwick
Cobras’ Man of the Match: Dec Whitton
Bookings: None
Attendance: 69
Match summary by Jim McIntosh:
This match was overshadowed by a serious injury to Cobras’ forward Jack Warwick in the fifth minute. He was taken to Kings Mills Hospital, initially with suspected concussion, although a subsequent scan revealed he had a broken ankle and had been in shock.
Dave Hoole was forced to make two changes to the side that had played so well on Tuesday night in the 3-1 victory at Harrogate Railway due to player unavailability. Dec Sorrell starting in place of Connor Wright and Lewis Hill-Smith, a work experience trainee with Mansfield Town Academy making his first start for the Cobras in place of Ethan Blackbourn.
After Warwick’s early injury the home side were understandably flat during the first half and their rhythm disrupted. Glasshoughton dominated possession during this period the home side did have a chance following a corner but no Cobras’ player was able to get a finishing touch to a loose ball in the box.
Clipstone were then punished after 23 minutes when hesitant defending against a long clearance from visitors ‘keeper Samuel Riches allowed Josh Whitley to nip in and lift the ball over Charlie Bryan. 0-1
HT 0-1
The home side made a much better start to the second period
to really get going and had an early chance when Dec Sorrell turned on the edge of the area and went past a defender but his shot lacked power and direction and Riches saved easily. However, they equalised in the 50th minute when Josh Pickering made a great run down the left hand side and his cross was met by Jack Lowe at the far post who easily put the ball home from close range. Minutes later the home side could have taken the lead when a Jordan Wells cross found an unmarked Lowe who put his header wide from close range.
Glasshoughton retook the lead after 62 minutes when the Cobras failed to clear their lines several times and the ball fell to Jamie Simpson on the corner of the area and his shot through a crowd of players somehow found its way past Bryan. 1-2
The Cobras were quick to respond and on 70 minutes Sorrell crossed to Joe Massey who turned and put ball away from 12 yards out. However Glasshoughton needed only two minutes to get their third, and as it turned out decisive goal, when Lewis Stephens received ball on the six yard box and turned nicely before putting the ball in the corner of the net.
The home side did create late chances of their own. On 80 minutes a Hill-Smith cross found Sorrell in space and his header from 15 yards out clipped the top of bar. Then on 90 minutes a Wells free kick was palmed over by Riches. However, overall it was an afternoon that Clipstone will want to forget.
 FT 2-3
The Cobras remain in 15th place in the league with 11 points from 11 games and are now at home to Swallownest on Tuesday 28th September, 7.45pm.
Clipstone FC Media Team

Clipstone FC face Glasshoughton Welfare at the Lido Ground with a 3pm Kick off. The Cobras are looking to continue their fine form after a 3-1 win against Harrogate Railway Athletic FC. A strong performance by the Cobras helped them seal a much needed 3 points going into Saturday against Glasshoughton. The Cobras will be looking to utilise their strengths with Mitch Mullins being a vital player for the Cobras this season and will be looking to captain the side to victory on Saturday. Glasshoughton are looking to bounce back from their mid week defeat to Ollerton Town. A huge game for both sides!

Glasshoughton, who currently sit 11th have 14 points from 10 games in the NCEL, will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing mid-week game against Ollerton. Glasshoughton will be making the travel to the Lido Ground with a positive mentality to try and get the 3 points. Carl Robinson and Aaron Gray both have 2 goals so far this campaign and will be looking to help their team to victory on Saturday.

Clipstone, who currently sit 15th have 11 points from 10 games in the NCEL, will be looking to get another win on the board against Glasshoughton Welfare. A strong performance in mid-week will be motivating the Cobras towards getting the 3 points. Many performances recently by the Cobras should of produced more points on the board however the Cobras are going from strength to strength each week.

Come down to the Lido Ground and support the Cobras! UTC!

£5 Adults | £3 Concessions | U16s FREE

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