Baris Northern Counties East League
CLIPSTONE WELFARE (1) 2
Ricky Shortt 20, Andy Jones 78
BOTTESFORD TOWN (1) 2
Scott Wilby 44, Mark la Rocca 61
Admission £4, Programme £1, Attendance 41
Jamie Davies, Luke Edwards, James Leggitt, Lee Smith, Brandon Shaw, Gary Panting, Ricky Shorrt, Jimmy Adcock, Danny Wiltshire, Will Tomlinson, Steve Owens
Subs - Andy Jones, Mark Frost, Sam West, Rob Evans, Gavin King
Rob Zand, Leigh Hutchinson, Nathan Smith, Mike Thompson, Carl La Rocca, Chris Garth, Dayle Hutson, Danny Gibbons, Danny Boulton, Mark La Rocca, Scott Wilby
Subs - Steve MaCarron, Jordan Lane, Dave Bocock, John Corbett
But, surely, they always have been and always will be called 'Clipo'.
Danny Shorrt knocked the opening goal in from close range on twenty minutes, after Danny Wiltshire had teed him up with a great ball across the face of goal.
Will Tomlison clattered into and fell onto the Clipstone keeper Rob Zand, shortly after his side had gone in front. 'Clipo' wear Newcastle United shirts, with their badge covering the Magpies crest. But Tomlinson wears a slightly different black & white striped shirt, because they only do Mags shirts up to a size XXXL. But Zand was able to carry on after receiving treatment for crushing injuries.
Just before the end of a lively first half, which saw both sides take it in turns to be in the ascendancy, Bottesford were level, when Scott Wilby smashed home an angled drive, from the right hand side of the penalty area.
Bottesford adopt a three man synchronised "How the
bloody hell did we miss that!?" head holding stance.
Just after the hour mark, the visitors, who had started the second half off at a cracking pace, when Mark La Rocca headed home from virtually under the bar after getting onto the end of a Scott Wilby cross from out on the right wing..
Bottesford enjoyed a spell of pressure that might have seen them increase their lead, with Scott Wilby in the thick of most of their forays into home territory.
But Clipo manager Lee Tryner, used his substitute options well to freshen things up and on 78 minutes, Andy Jones got on the end of a great Sam West cross from out on the left, to pull the game level.
Gavin King and Jimmy Adcock, both had efforts on goal fly narrowly wide of the target, as Clipstone now took their turn to up the ante.
Danny Boulton beat of the challenges of two Clipstone defenders and shot from 12 yards out, but Sam West stood firm and headed the ball to safety.
A very entertaining game and in the end, the draw was a fair result.
6 miles up the road, Harworth Colliery recorded a great result, with a 2-1 away win at Ollerton Town, in the CMFL North, to go second in the table.