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Clipstone FC vs Brigg Town Sat 8th January 3pm KO

Saturday 8 January 2022
Northern Counties East Football League Division 1
Clipstone (0) 0
Brigg Town (4) 7
Usher 30 34 83 Hutson 37 43 Batty 48 70 pen
White, Wright, Hextall (Barnard 16 mins), O’Malley ©, Whitton (Ganyiwa 41 mins), Hardwick, Walwin-Alsop, Lillie, Lowe, Dear, Heather
Unused substitutes: Rodda
Cobras’ Man of the Match: George Hardwick
Bookings: Lillie, White
Sent off: Dear
Attendance: 80
Match summary by Jim McIntosh:
Clipstone endured a second heavy defeat in five days following Tuesday night’s 4-0 reverse at Rossington Main when visitors Brigg Town scored seven without reply at the Lido Ground on Saturday. This brings the aggregate score line in the two games between the clubs this season to 14-3 as poor defending led to an avalanche of goals.
The Cobras made three changes from Tuesday night’s defeat with Cameron Dear returning, a debut from Adam Lillie and Rhys Walwin-Alsop being handed a first start.
Despite losing defender Brad Hextall to a facial injury after just 16 minutes, Clipstone held firm for thirty minutes against the third-placed side in the league. However once Alfie Usher had opened the scoring for Brigg, The Cobras conceded a further three goals in a ten-minute period leading up to half time with Usher grabbing a second and a brace for Dayle Hutson . There problems were further compounded when another defender Dec Whitton was forced off with a thigh injury just before half time.
The Cobras briefly shone before the second Brigg goal with captain Sam O’Malley just unable to get a touch to a corner and then Walwin-Alsop fired narrowly wide after a strong run by Will Heather.
The second period was also dominated by the visitors as Usher completed his hat-trick and number nine Josh Batty grabbed himself two goals, one from the penalty spot. Clipstone’s Cameron Dear was also sent off with 14 minutes left to compound the Cobras’ misery.
FT 0-7
After the game, Cobras’ boss Rudy Funk said: “It’s been extremely difficult. The last week has underlined that we do have problems here. The bottom line is it’s very difficult with younger players and it’s a tough division. We played away midweek at Rossington who are top five and today against Brigg who are top five. We are not here to say next year we will play in a lower division. We will give it our best. The next week will be crucial in my opinion to recruit new players and get players back from Covid”.
The Cobras remain in 18th place in the league with 19 points from 24 games. Their next game is away to Hall Road Rangers Saturday 15th January 2022, 3pm
Clipstone FC Media Team


Clipstone FC face high-flying Brigg Town at the Lido Ground with a 3pm Kick off. The Cobras are looking to bounce back from the 3-0 defeat against Rossington Main and pull off an upset against Brigg. The Cobras are looking to build on recent battling performances and get more points on the board to lift them towards safety. Both Clipstone and Brigg will see this as a massive game in their personal battles in the table.

Brigg, who currently sit 3rd have 52 points from 24 games in the NCEL, will be looking to get their 2nd win in 2 games This will be the second time the Cobras face Rossington with the previous fixture ending 7-3 to Brigg Town. The Cobras need to watch out for prolific goal scorers Joshua Batty, Scott Phillips and Alfie Usher. Scott Phillips is currently top scorer with 22 goals.

Clipstone, who currently sit 18th have 19 points from 23 games in the NCEL, will be looking to bounce back from a spirited 3-0 defeat against Rossington Main. The Cobras are looking to get their first points of the new year in which is a pivotal part of the season. Josh Pickering has been a massive threat and will cause problems against Brigg! UTC!

Come down to the Lido Ground and support the Cobras! Our first home game of 2022!

£5 Adults | £3 Concessions | U16s FREE

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