Cliffe win tie, but it ‘wasn’t pretty’
Cliffe FC........................................ 3
Malton & Norton Reserves........... 1
Although Cliffe won through to the next round of the York FA Junior Cup when the venue was switched to Malton, manager Keith Tiplady was unhappy with their performance.
“It wasn’t pretty and we put ourselves under pressure,” he said. “We have the tools to really perform, but somehow something is missing. But it was another solid display from Paul Tanton and a simply stunning goal from Lee Carter.”
Man of the match Tanton headed his side into the lead when he met a quality Chris Harkin corner at the back post, Luke Crowther smashed home the penalty when Kev Taylor was literally kicked up in the air within 90 seconds of the break and, after Norton threw themselves a lifeline, Lee Carter nutmegged two opponents before placing the ball over the keeper into the roof of the net.
A penalty shout was earlier turned down when Nathan Parker was felled by the keeper and Scott Jackson was booked for his attempt to stop a Malton counter-attack.
The Reserves, meanwhile, were knocked out with a 2-1 defeat by York RI after Matt Calvert equalised from a crisp passing sequence that saw Lewys William send the ball into the box.
But the Railwaymen scored the winner with Cliffe down to ten men following an injury to Rich Taylor. Matt Birch was man of the match.
“The fact the players all walked off proud of their efforts against a Reserve A side says it all,” commented manager David Hebson, adding: “I was really pleased with the whole performance.”
Cliffe return to league action at Thorpe United this weekend while the Reserves visit C-Force United in the East Riding Qualifying Cup.
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