Kimberley 2-1 Clipstone
Teeney 41′ Lambert 78′ – Shaw 40′
Clipstone lineup: Ogden, Fields, Marchetta, Mullins, Harcourt (Foster 87), Weaver, Gibb, Birchall, Beddoe, Shaw (Blackbourn 74), Nowaczyk (Pickering 56) Substitutes: Carrington, Limb
Cobras’ Man of the match: Tom Weaver
Clispstone start well and there are early chances for Marcus Beddoe and Connor Nowaczyk but neither is taken.
40 Mins Nowaczyk puts a great cross into the area which finds Reece Shaw who fires home for the visitors 0-1
41 mins Kimberley respond within a minute when debutant George Teeney chases down an under-hit back pass and when Clipstone ‘keeper Sam Ogden can only hit the ball against Teeney he puts the ball into the net.
In the second period Kimberley ‘keeper Jake Wood produces great saves to deny Beddoe, Roberto Marchetta and Mitch Mullins. The Cobras also hit the woodwork twice.
78 mins Kimberley’s Jordan Lambert turns his marker on the edge of the box and fires past Ogden for the winner as the Cobras exit the FA Vase at the first hurdle.
Dave Hoole comments: Reflecting on yesterday’s FA Vase game, was really unlucky not to come away with the win, played some great football, creating chance after chance, but bad decision making being a little naive and individual errors has cost us, we scored a very well worked goal 2 min before halftime then concede a goal a minute later through a mistake took the wind out of our sails, but second half we created chances to win the game but conceded a late goal through another individual mistake, was missing a couple of main players through injury and illness, but hopefully get a full squad back for next Saturday, overall plenty of positives but disappointed not to be in the next round