Fulford FC crash to defeat in Cliffe’s five-goal salvo

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CLIFFE were 5-2 winners at home to Fulford in division two of the York Minster Engineering Football League.

Quickfire goals from Andrew Edwards, Nathan Parker and Simon Houlder gave Cliffe a 3-1 half-time lead. They added an Ian Beckram penalty and a Chris Jackson strike, while Danny Penrose netted twice for Fulford.

Two well-taken Scott Pallister efforts were enough to give Rawcliffe a 2-1 victory at Wilberfoss, for whom Jonathan Parkin hit the target.

Haxby United won 2-1 at Bishopthorpe thanks to Matthew Wash and James Gilbertson.

Stuart Barker (2) and Liam Booth scored for Barmby Moor but were on the losing side as Heslington edged to a 4-3 win.

Andrew Lee, Alex Sutherland, John Pipes and Andy Gray netted for the away side.

Thorpe United triumphed 3-1 at home to Strensall. David Hullah, Matthew Muscroft and Ben Yorke hit the target for United, while Chris Cooper scored a spot-kick for Strensall.

In division three, title-chasing Sporting Knavesmire beat York Acorn 6-3. Alex Dale, Andy Simpson, Jake Duckworth and Luke Hutchinson all bagged to add to two spectacular free-kicks struck by Ryan Gothard.

Lee Jacob (2) and Sam Lingard grabbed the Acorn goals.

Stamford Bridge won 4-0 at Tadcaster Town with goals from Kalum Horne, Kieran Flanagan, Tom Long and John Cavanagh.

Rufforth beat Civil Service 4-2 with goals by Daniel Witcombe (2), Steven Gagen and Joe Bootland. Lloyd Crawford and Chris Smith were Service’s scorers.

Bishop Wilton won 5-2 at home to Selby Olympia thanks to Tom Knowles (2), Rob Eeles (2) and Alex Nattrass.

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