Various sports based at a local village playing field are being demonstrated
in an 'open day' to attract new visitors and players. All these sports are run by
volunteers who give up their time for free. The Playing field was left to the people of
Cliffe village many years ago and it is now home to the cup winning football team and
successful tennis club. It also has an children's playing area that they are looking to
expand and improve. Also, new sports could be based at the field if they don't clash with
current timetables. During the afternoon, Refreshments and 'take part' activities will
take place for all ages, children and adults.
The committee has worked very hard trying to bring in funding to improve and expand the
facilities it has. But this all takes time and exploring every possible route. Plans are
being drawn up to replace the current pavilion, which is now too small to cope with the
various rules and regulations put in place for modern sport. They would love Peter Crouch
to turn up in his helicopter like the advert, but it isn't as easy as that. Lots of
paperwork has been studied to make a bid for 'Sport England' funding in 2015.
Having helped myself in the past, the committee would love to hear from any more businesses
who could help financially or provide people to help with future plans. Someone reading this
will know who to speak to start the ball rolling, so either contact the committee via myself
or come down on Sunday and introduce yourself at the event.
Cliffe FC, sponsored by LRB Trophies, are crowned York Minster Engineering Football League Junior Cup Trophy winners. Cliffe FC complete a superb trophy treble by retaining the York League Junior Trophy, beating South Milford 7-4 in an 11-goal thriller.
Malcolm Bryce writes…
“Our last 13 games saw us win 11, draw 1 and lose 1 in 45 amazing days, a fantastic run that landed us 3 cups and clinched promotion to Division 1. I’m really very proud of the whole club.”
~ Keith Tiplady, 13th May 2014.
A cold and wet first half, the rain soaking both player and brave spectators, began with Cliffe opening scoring within the first 60-seconds, Kevin Taylor crossing to Si Houlder who controlled the ball and put it past the ‘keeper to make it 1-0. Andy Addison doubled Cliffe’s lead, pouncing on a loose ball to finish left-footed
past the ‘keeper, 2-0. Cliffe further extended their lead, Chris Jackson being dragged down in the area – Jackson scored the spot-kick to make it 3-0 near the half-hour mark. Milford grabbed a goal to make it 3-1 before Cliffe restored their 3-goal cushion, Jackson breaking the offside trap and lobbing the ball over the on-rushing ‘keeper, 4-1. Milford scored another goal to make it 4-2 as the goal-fest of the first half continued, Tom Hogg forced a defensive error and smashed the ball past the ‘keeper to make it 5-2. Hogg then assisted Houlder, Houlder tapping in his second of the game for 6-2. South Milford made it 6-3 at the break, pouncing on a Wes Pears slip and neatly lobbing the ball over Dave Laverack, 6-3 HT. The second period didn’t match the goal-fest of the first-half but South Milford attempted to make a game of it and scored the first goal of the half, to make the score 6-4. Taylor saw a cross/shot from a tight angle tipped onto the bar and Ryan Sedman was called into action at the other end, clearing the ball off the line before Jackson completed his hat-trick, an emphatic right-footed finish to make it 7-4 – Jackson’s 40th goal in all competitions for Cliffe FC this season. 7-4 it remained until the final whistle and Cliffe FC retain the York League Junior Cup
to go along side their York FA Cup
and East Riding County Cup
trophies, not forgetting promotion to Division One
Cliffe FC, sponsored by LRB Trophies, are crowned East Riding County FA Qualifying Cup
Trophy winners with a 3-2 win over Drum Athletic. Malcolm Bryce writes. Cliffe FC travelled to the home of Pocklington Town FC on Tuesday evening to face Drum Athletic from the East Riding Amateur League. Manager Keith Tiplady making four changes from Saturday’s FA Cup triumph
, saw his side take the lead within the first 10 minutes – Andy Addison pealing away from his marker to loop a great header past the ‘keeper into the net, 0-1. Si Houlder broke the offside trap but saw his shot placed just wide of the post. The referee set a standard from the first minute and let a lot go, in what seemed an attempt to let the game flow and 10 minutes before the half-time interval Drum drew level, Tony Cardwell breaking through and sliding the ball under Dave Laverack to make it 1-1 at the break, 1-1 HT. Cliffe began the better of the two sides at the beginning of the second-half, Tom Robinson beginning to get some joy down the left wing and man-of-the-match Lee Carter dominating in the air. Houlder came close once more but with around 20 minutes remaining Drum took a 2-1 lead, a loose ball in the six yard box pounced on by a Drum player to put the East Riding Amateur side ahead. Tiplady threw on an extra striker in the shape of Chris Jackson in an attempt to get his side back into the tie, and with no more than 12 minutes remaining a Jackson shot took a big deflection and looped over the ‘keeper to make it 2-2. Momentum was with the York League side now and with only 5 minutes remaining in normal time, Robinson and Houlder broke down the left squared it to Jackson who hammered home to send the travelling Cliffe contingent into raptures putting his side 3-2 ahead. Drum resorted to an ineffective long ball for the final minutes, Robinson and Addison protecting the ball in the corner for the final moments – 2-3 the final score, Cliffe FC – East Riding County Cup Winners 2013/14.
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.
Cliffe FC reserves welcomed close neighbours Hemingbrough United reserves to Oxen Lane in a preseason friendly and also to try and win back the Archie McCartney Trophy. This is awarded to the winner everytime the two neighbouring teams play eachother. The ‘LRB Trophies Opposition Man of the Match Award’ winner was awarded to Luke Zacharenko. Well done Luke. He wins a £25 discount voucher from LRB Trophies for the club to use in their future presentation requirements. The voucher is valid for one year so it can be saved for the end of season presentation if required. Please look out for future Opposition Man of the Match award news. FT: Cliffe FC Reserves 1 – 3 Hemingbrough United Reserves
With preseason games still left to play, Cliffe FC played the second round of the York League Junior Cup. Current trophy holders Cliffe traveled to to the village of Melbourne. A very entertaining match lead to a 8-0 win for the away team. The next round of the cup will be played in March 2014 with Cliffe facing local side Cawood. The ‘LRB Trophies Opposition Man of the Match Award’ winner was awarded to Martin Peacock. Well done Martin. He wins a £25 discount voucher from LRB Trophies for the club to use in their future presentation requirements. The voucher is valid for one year so it can be saved for the end of season presentation if required. Please look out for future Opposition Man of the Match Trophy news.
Continuing our Cliffe FC ‘LRB Trophies Opposition Man of the Match Award’ news – Brooklyn FC from Malton have yet to confirm the players name for the OMOTM trophy from the 13th August game, News will follow once we get the info. However the club still wins a discount voucher from LRB Trophies for the club to use in the future. The voucher is valid for one year so it can be saved for the end of season presentation if required. Please look out for future Man of the Match trophy news.
We continue our partnership with Cliffe Football Club with the second ‘LRB Trophies Opposition Man of the Match Award’ – Congratulations go to Goole United’s Brad Bryan. This award was voted by the Cliffe players who played against him in Saturday’s cup game. Brad wins a discount voucher from LRB Trophies for him or his club to use in the future. The voucher is valid for one year so it can be saved for the end of season presentation if required. Please look out for future Man of the Match awards.
Blog #13 – Spending my Sunday morning working out the details for the new ‘Opposition Man of the Match’ prize. – It is something new we are doing this season as part of our improved sponsorship with the 1st team at Cliffe Football Club. The clubs players will decide who wins it and hopefully it will build better links with the football community. This sounds very strange to say, but Good luck to all the opposition players!