Clipstone 2-3 Clifton All Whites
Page 16′ Collo 22′ – Timson 3′ TBC 7′ Leggitt 84′
Clipstone lineup: Ogden, Gibb, Marchetta, Warwick, Weaver, Blackbourn (Birchall 57), Mullins, Page (D Fields 46), Collo, Foster (c), Pickering (Beddoe 70)
Unused subs: McDonald, J Fields
Booked: D Fields
Cobras’ Man of the Match: Sam Ogden
Clifton gives debuts to experienced 30-year old ex-Matlock midfielder Billy Page and 24-year old striker Jonathan Collo who comes in from Sheffield University.
3 mins An early corner for the visitors isn’t dealt with and when Chad Timson’s header is blocked he is first to react to put the rebound in from close range. Clipstone 0-1 Clifton
7 mins After a shot from Clifton’s Jeaton Seaton beats Sam Ogden and comes back off the bar, Corbi Brown is the first to react and his shot goes in off the post. Clipstone 0-2 Clifton
16 mins A long ball from Jason Foster finds Billy Page in the area and when he heads back across goal Clifton ‘keeper Jason Kirk looked to initially have the header covered but then spills the ball which is adjudged to have crossed the line. Clipstone 1-2 Clifton
22 mins The Cobras press high up the pitch forcing an error from the Clifton defence and Mitch Mullins picks up the loose ball and makes a strong run into the area. His cross reaches Page who forces a save out of Kirk but Jonathan Collo is on hand to force home the rebound from close range. Clipstone 2-2 Clifton
35 mins Sam Ogden produces an excellent one handed save to keep out a Brown header from a corner.
65 mins A Samuel Leggitt through ball puts Seaton in on goal and Ogden does well to make himself big and block the Clifton player’s effort.
75 mins The Cobras go close when Lewis Warwick gets a power header to a corner but it is just over the bar.
77 mins A 25-yard free kick from Cobras’ skipper Jason Foster beats Kirk but comes back off the post.
84 mins scorer The visitors break quickly through substitute Sammy Ilesimwe and the ball is eventually finds the feet of Sam Leggitt who beats his marker and fires a low shot past Ogden. Clipstone 2-3 Clifton