Thursday, 14 February 2013
Linby Colliery Welfare 2 v Clipstone Welfare 1 - Notts FA Senior Cup
Notts FA Senior Cup
Linby Colliery Welfare (0) 2
Matt Murphy 48, Baz Payne 57
Clipstone Welfare (1) 1
Steve Carty 45
Admission £3 inc. programme and raffle. Attendance 98
Technically, a home game for Linby, but they couldn't play it at their Church Lane ground, due to them not having floodlights there.
So this 3rd Round cup tie was switched to Watnall Road, the home of Linby's neighbours Hucknall Town.
Earlier today Hucknall's pitch was declared unfit for use tonight, so at short notice the game was switched to Clipstone's Lido Ground.
Right on the stroke of half time, Steve Carty fired them ahead, from an angle, to the right of Linby's goal.
And it looked, to all intents and purposes, as though the away side, playing at their home ground, would now build on that lead and comfortably see their way through in the Notts Senior Cup.
The second half was only 3 minutes old when Matt Murphy equalised from close range after Clipstone's defence had made hard work of clearing their lines.
Just before the hour, Linby were in front, when Baz Payne added a second, from almost exactly the same spot that Steve Carty had opened the scoring from just before the break.
Next up: Goole AFC v Ossett Town on Saturday.