Clipstone 1-0 Belper United
Liam Carrington 43′
Clipstone lineup: Sam Ogden, James McConnell, Matt Leyland (Roberto Marchetta 57), Lewis Warwick (c), Kieran Blades, Tom Weaver, Chadd Wootton, Declan Sorrell, Jack Warwick, Josh Ing (Jason Foster 87), Liam Carrington
Subs not used: Declan Whitton, Josh Devereux, Ethan Knowles
Booked: Lewis Warwick, Jack Warwick
Cobras’ Man of the Match: Lewis Warwick – strong performance in the middle of the park
Dave Hoole keeps the starting 11 that beat Gedling seven days earlier. Cobras play a strong wind behind them in the first period as Storm Dennis leads to the match being played in a mix of driving rain and strong winds.
17 mins Great reaction save from Sam Ogden when a cross from Dean Oliver hits his own defender (Matt Leyland) and is heading towards the goal until he stretches up his left hand to push the ball away to safety.
28 mins Jack Warwick forces Belper ‘keeper Scott Whittingham into a save when he strikes a 35-yard free kick with the wind behind him.
43 mins Liam Carrington rounds off a great move by the home side as he receives the ball just inside the penalty area before skipping past two challenges and putting a low left foot shot past Whittingham 1-0
51 mins A corner finds Tom Weaver unmarked at the far post but he is unable to squeeze the ball home from close range.
55 mins Belper United’s Ash Dhinsa is sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes for dissent but the Cobras’ are unable to make the numerical advantage count.
75 mins Sam Ogden pulls off an excellent save when he gets his fingertips to a Dhinsa header to push it onto and over the bar.
82 mins Ogden makes another save, against denying Dhinsa from close range.