Own goal earns Clipstone the win

A late own goal gifted Clipstone a 2-1 win at Yorkshire Amateur.

The home side took the lead when Clipstone only half cleared a corner which let in Yorkshire’s Ray Stains.

He then drove a low across the face of goal and found Brico Tiani unmarked at the far post to put the Ammas 1-0.

Clipstone were not behind for long though after Jason Edwards was brought down 25 yards out.

Edwards then drove the free-kick low through the four man wall into the bottom of corner with the aid of a deflection.

The wet conditions and the bobbly pitch was not going to make this game a classic by any means. The referee was also letting some tough challenges slide by, as Rob Paling found out midway through the first half. when was on the wrong end of one of those tough tackles.

Even though there were chances at both ends there was no addition to the scoring in the first half.

Neither side took overall control in the early exchanges of the second half, but Clipstone did have their chances.

Kieran Watson Carl Snowdon and Carl Haslam were all guilty of trying to break the back of the net when a little more guile was required.

But, with four minutes to go, Clipstone hit the front.

Clipstone were awarded a free kick just inside their opponents half.

Taken by Rob Paling, he swung in a high cross to the penalty spot area, which seemed to be of no real danger to the home defence.

That was until Amateurs centre half Glen Ward inexplicablly glanced his header to the side of his keeper, who was not expecting the ball coming towards him, inside the near post to gift Clipstone the win.

With only minutes left Clipstone held onto the ball in the oppossing corners and left Leeds with all three points