Boss Taylor says Clipstone deserved derby win at Rainworth

Julian Topliss, who was Clipstone's man-of-the-match and scored one of their goals. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear)
Julian Topliss, who was Clipstone's man-of-the-match and scored one of their goals. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear)

Manager Micky Taylor felt his side thoroughly deserved their 3-1 local-derby victory at Rainworth Miners Welfare to secure the NG21 postcode bragging rights in the East Midlands Counties League.

Taylor said: “The first half was a typical derby and you could tell both sides wanted to win it.

“We conceded a silly goal, but Darren Rick came up with an equaliser just before half-time, which gave us a big lift, and we dominated the second half.

“We didn’t change anything at the break. I just told them to up their level and go out and do what they’re good at.”

Rainworth’s lead came when Adon Spencer deflected a Luke Walker cross into the net for an own goal. Charlie Taylor put the Cobras ahead on the hour and Julian Topliss sealed the points on 82, smashing home to cap a man-of-the-match display.