Clipstone 2-0 Radford
Devereux 81′ Knowles 87′
Clipstone lineup: Sam Ogden, James McConnell, Roberto Marchetta, Jason Foster (c), Liam Carrington, Tom Weaver, Jack Gibb (Josh Devereux 64), Lewis Warwick, Jack Warwick (Jonathan Collo 46), Josh Ing, Josh Pickering (Ethan Knowles 32)
Subs not used: Jack Lowe, Mitch Mullins
Cobras’ Man of the Match: Lewis Warwick
Goals from substitutes Josh Devereux and Ethan Knowles were enough to give the Cobras all three points in a hard-fought game. And take them into Christmas on a 4-game unbeaten run in the league
Knowles, signed midweek from Sherwood Colliery, showed great awareness to take his chance and seal the points after Devereux’s classy strike had broken the deadlock.
12 mins Josh Pickering breaks down the left and his shot is deflected for a corner.
17mins Pickering beats two defenders in the area and his low shot brings a good low save from former Cobras’ stopper Warren Squires.
22 mins Sam Ogden produces an excellent double save to keep out a header from Radford’s Ryan Smith and also blocks the follow up effort.
32 mins A challenge brings Josh Pickering’s afternoon to an end and he is replaced by new signing Ethan Knowles.
40 mins The visitors create several chances leading up to half time, the best of which comes when Ravarn Jackson runs through one-on-one but Ogden spreads himself well and saves his shot with his foot.
48 mins Substitute Jonathan Collo puts a chance over from two yards after good work by Knowles and Lewis Warwick.
56 mins It’s Warren Squires turn to pull off a terrific double save to deny Josh Ing and then Collo who had initially won possession to create the opportunity.
72 mins Knowles shows good tenacity to win back possession for the Cobras and Collo is inches away from getting a foot to the subsequent cross.
75 mins A ball into the far post finds the run of captain Jason Foster but he is unable to get power and direction into his header which goes wide.
81 mins Josh Devereux receives the ball just insider the opponents half and drops his shoulder and cuts inside his marker before placing the ball in the corner from 22 yards out giving Squires no chance. 1-0
86 mins A chance for Radford’s Ryan Smith but he drags his shot wide of the post.
87 mins Josh Ing chases a long through ball and manages to get to it just before Squires. Although the ‘keeper blocks his effort the ball rebounds to the feet of Knowles who coolly lobs the stranded ‘keeper and put the ball into the empty net from 30 yards. 2-0