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Saturday 18 February 2012

Clifton FC set up away day for Local Derby

Notts FA Senior Cup: Round Three

As always a nice welcome at the Norman Archer Ground, the home of Clifton FC and I am sure that in 4 weeks time that they will make all the Hoppers welcome.Whilst in the clubhouse, I met No Progs and his friend and also Hodders from the famous Non League Matters Forum and we all spent the match in such good company together.

CMFL South club Clifton FC beat CMFL North clubThoresby CW in a five goal thriller to set up a Notts FA Senior Cup Quarter Final tie away at local derby rivals Greenwood Meadows FC.

The first 20 minutes was a midfield battle, with neither teams giving a lot away, but then we had a 5 minute goal spell with Clifton taking the lead following a re-bounded effort, within 2 minutes, the away side was back on level terms, but there was no time to draw breathe, as the Whites broke to restore their goal advantage.

In for a half time coffee, free thanks to the Clifton Chairman before venturing back for the second half, whilst my coffee was still hot, Clifton attacked and extended their lead on 47 minutes.The game could have altered just after, as Clifton were reduced to ten men when a second yellow card was shown, shortly after Thoresby pulled a goal back, so to set up a grand finale, but Clifton defended well and also broke well on the attack.

Just before the end of the game, a nasty two footed challenge by a away player not only saw him hurt himself but also resulted in a red card, the clifton player who re-acted received a yellow when most in the ground expected a double sending off.

Pics from todays match can be viewed at

Clifton FC's Website

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