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Hall Road Rangers vs Clipstone FC Sat 15th January 3pm KO

NCEL Division One
15 January 2022
Hall Road Rangers (3) 6    Sam Robinson 5  83        Conner Harman 8        James Piercy 34 56        Reece Moody 46
Clipstone (0) 0
Attendance 74
Clipstone: Skidmore, Hextall, Clarke, L Warwick (Barnard 65), O’Malley (c), Appiah, Platts, Hardwick, Moss (Ganyiwa 54), Heather, Wright
Cobras’ man of the match: Kofi Appiah
Boss Rudy Funk made four changes from the team beaten 7-0 at home against Brigg Town but with little effect as the Cobras again lost heavily.
Midfielder Kofi Appiah, ‘keeper Ryan Skidmore, under 19 player Leighton Platts and defender Tom Clarke all started as the Cobras looked to halt a dismal run of form. However they made the worst possible start as they conceded two soft early goals as Sam Robinson and Conner Harman took advantage of defensive errors.
With the visitors showing little attacking threat, the home side scored a third in the 34th minute when big central defender James Piercy rose to meet a free kick and head firmly past the outstretched hand of Ryan Skidmore. The Cobras’ keeper then did well to keep out an effort from Chris Spinks just before half time.
HT 3-0
There was little improvement in the second period and the visitors conceded a fourth inside the first minute when they spurned several chances to clear and Reece Moody took advantage to fire past Skidmore.
The home side grabbed a fifth ten minutes later when Piercy rose at the back post to meet a free kick and his close range header beat Skidmore.
The visitors then had their best period of the game with Kofi Appiah, signed during the week from AFC Mansfield, having more of an impact albeit the visitors failed to carve out clear cut chances.
With six minutes remaining, Robinson’s  deflected shot gave him a second goal and a sixth for his team.
FT 6-0
Clipstone’s next game is on Saturday 22 January, 3pm at home to FC Humber United who are second from bottom and accordingly is very much a “six pointer” that both sides will be desperate to win.

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