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Clipstone FC vs Selby Town Sat 6th November 3pm KO

Saturday 6 November 2021

Northern Counties East Football League Division 1


Clipstone (2) 2

Pickering 9 13

Selby Town (1) 3

Gothard 45 Clapham 59 Flanagan 81



Bryan, Weaver (Lowe 70), Carrington, Mullins ©, Hextall, Whitton, Massey (Wright 77), Blackbourn, Sorrell, Ing, Pickering


Unused substitute: Hardwick


Cobras’ Man of the Match:  Josh Pickering


Bookings: Mullins

Sent Off: Sorrell


Attendance: 52


Match summary by Jim McIntosh:


Despite taking an early two goal lead, the Clipstone were beaten at home by Selby Town, meaning the Cobras have now gone six games without a win. It was also the third time in four league games that they’ve let a two goal lead slip.


Both sides came into the game on a blustery November afternoon out of form as the visitors had failed to win any of their last seven games. Both sides initially struggled to get to grips with wind although the initial advantage was for the home side who had the wind at their backs. The Cobras dominated the first period and should have headed into half time with a three or four goal advantage.


Clipstone took the lead in the ninth minute when Dec Sorrell laid the ball off into the path of Josh Pickering who drew two defenders before placing his and shot past Aidan Smith in the Selby goal and into the far corner for a well-taken goal.

The home side then doubled their lead four minutes later after a fantastic move down their right hand side. Sorrell laid the ball off this time to Tom Weaver who rode a challenge before sending in an early cross that found Pickering who volleyed home from the edge of the six yard area.


Pickering came close to completing his hat-trick in the 19th minute when his free kick clipped the top of Smith’s crossbar after skipper Mitch Mullins had been fouled near the edge of the area. Pickering had another chance in the 28th minute when he was picked out by Joe Massey but this time he fired over.


The visitors then started to get a foothold in the game and Liam Flanagan fired a free kick inches wide of the post in the 30th minute. They then got back in the game for real in the second minute of added time at the end of the first half when captain Ryan Gothard headed home a corner at the near post despite the attentions of several Clipstone players.


HT 2-1


Selby had the advantage of the wind in the second half as Clipstone failed to create many clear cut chances. After a quiet opening period the visitors drew level just before the hour mark when they played a long ball forward into space following a Clipstone corner. Cobras’ ‘keeper Charlie Bryan changed his mind about coming out to try and intercept the ball which allowed Selby’s Harry Clapham to gain possession ’s and place a curling shot over the Cobras’  ‘keeper and into the far corner of the net.


Things then gone even worse for the home side when they were reduced to ten men in the 62nd minute after Dec Sorrell was sent off following an off the ball incident.


The visitors initially struggled to make much of their one-man advantage as the remaining ten men for the Cobras battled hard to stay in the game. However, Selby’s Liam Flanagan did eventually grab the winning goal in the 81st minute when he went past four defenders before placing a low shot past Bryan.


The home side did create a late chance themselves in added time when substitute a long ball forward found substitute Jack Lowe in the box but he was unable to find the target.


FT 2-3

The Cobras drop one place to 16th place in the league with 15 points from 17 games. Their next league game is away to league leaders North Ferriby United  on Saturday 13th November, 3pm.


Clipstone FC Media Team


Clipstone FC face Selby Town FC at the Lido Ground with a 3pm Kick off. The Cobras are looking to bounce back from a heavily disappointing 4-0 defeat against local rivals Ollerton last weekend. The Cobras could never get going against Ollerton with the Cobras creating a half chance but Ollerton ran out deserving winners. Selby are looking to get 3 points on the board after a 1-1 draw with fellow high-flyers Armthorpe Welfare.

Selby, who currently sit 12th have 24 points from 15 games in the NCEL, will be looking to bounce back after a 1-1 draw against Armthorpe Welfare. Liam Flanagan currently has 13 league goals so far in the campaign and will be an attacking threat to the Cobras. Flanagan has produced some top quality performances for Selby and will look to do the same on Saturday

Clipstone, who currently sit 15th have 15 points from 16 games in the NCEL, will be looking to bounce back from a 4-0 defeat against Ollerton. The Cobras will be siding a strong team against Selby to try and step up the recent results. The Cobras are looking to bounce back from their disappointing defensive performance which saw the Cobras concede 4 goals. Big game for the Cobras! UTC!

Come down and support the Cobras against Selby at the Lido Ground – Big game for the Cobras! UTC!

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