Trophy Facts #20 – Cliffe FC, sponsored by LRB Trophies, are crowned York FA Junior Cup Trophy winners with a 2-0 win against Fulford. Malcolm Bryce writes: A less than smooth FA Cup campaign that started way back in September with a 9-0 win against Crayke. The first half of the final was an even affair, Fulford having the ball in Cliffe’s half for a good portion of the 45 whilst Cliffe drew saves from Fulford’s ‘keeper at the other end, Tom Hogg and Chris Jackson both having close range shots saved. Whilst the score remained goal-less at the break, Cliffe knew they had more to give in the second half. Cliffe FC began bright in the second-half and looked most likely to score but they had to remain patient, numerous shots blocked, a breakaway saw Ian Beckram flash a shot over the bar and Ryan Sedman see a cross that floated over the ‘keeper and crashed off the bar. A quick thinking set-piece with around quarter hour remaining saw Andy Addison slide a ball across the box that found it’s way onto the right foot of Adam Durnin that managed to squeeze his shot through a crowd of players and into the net, a cup final winning goal a perfect way to celebrate his birthday, 1-0 to Cliffe. Fulford had to chase the game in an attempt to grab and equaliser in an attempt to send the tie to penalties and committed more men forward but Cliffe sealed the win in the final minutes, Reuben Pearse – who celebrates his birthday the day after Durnin – played the through ball for Si Houlder to slot under the ‘keeper and into the net to put the tie beyond Fulford and make the final score 2-0. Cliffe FC – York FA Cup Winners 2013/14. Today (5th April) marks our First Birthday! LRB Trophies started a year ago from Steve Butler’s dining room table using just a laptop and a spare space under the stairs! 12 months down the line Steve now has his very own office and showroom, with two other members of the family helping behind the scenes. Steve’s auntie, Janet Corbett takes charge of all the ordering and book keeping, while Steve”s brother Andrew Butler has joined the team to be in charge of all the engraving work we have. LRB Trophies has many customers in the local area, but also has UK & European customers using the companies Facebook, Twitter and Ebay sites. As LRB Trophies moves into it’s second year, we will be Launching ‘LRB Occasions’ to cater for all the special occasion needs such as personal wedding presents and family celebration requirements. Watch this space for more news! Everybody at LRB Trophies would like to thank all of it’s customers we have served in the past year and we look forward in seeing you again soon!