14153178026_222d620634 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. Cliffe FC 7 - 4 South Milford 12May14 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.
008 (2) Trophy Facts #20 – Cliffe FC, sponsored by LRB Trophies, are crowned York FA Junior Cup Trophy winners with a 2-0 win against Fulford.   Cliffe FC 2 - 0 Fulford | Cliffe FC - York FA Cup Winners 2013/14   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.