Yeomans shot wide from a free kick as Clifton looked the much sharper of the two sides. Kalisiak met a Muir cross with a tremendous volley but the shot failed to both home goalkeeper Needham.
A promising move by East who in possession in the penalty area scooped his shot over the bar.
Half Time Belper Town 0 Clifton AW 0
Clifton AW scored the only goal of the second half to give them two well deserved points in their fight at the bottom of the table.
Full Time Belper Town 0 Clifton AW 1
During the following week there were rumours flying about that manager Brian Harrison was set to move, of which was firmly denied by the manager himself.
A number of rumours had reached the ears of the officials of the club, but secretary John Raynor said that Brian had been approached about the position and he had assured them there was no thought in his mind about leaving.
“He is all wrapped up in the club and is doing a great job for us “ added Mr Raynor.
Although as yet no actual move has been made, Clifton have expressed a great interest in playing Sunday soccer during the present crisis.
26th January 1973 Clifton AW 3 Hednesford Town 1
Clifton Moore, Collier, Young, Yeomans, Hallot, Shipley, Walker, Byrne, kalisiak, Muir, Liversey sub Deakin
Hednesford Town: Baldwin, Tipping, Redmond, Mansell, Dennison, Platt, Degg Richards, Peyton, Lisseman, Tillett sub Baugh
Clifton shocked the Birmingham side with a goal in the first minute. After a Liversey corner was only partially cleared by the Hednesford defence Kalisiak fired in a brilliant 15 yard drive to put Clifton ahead.
Clifton grabbed their second goal in the 34th minute. Byrne attacked the Hednesford defence on the right flank and his cross was emphatically headed home by Liversey
But Hednesford pulled a goal back two minutes later. After a penalty award when ballot fouled Richards in the box, Redmond made no mistake from the spot. Clifton continued to dominate the game Both Kalisiak and Muir were unlucky with fierce drives
Half Time Clifton AW 2 Hednesford Town 1
Clifton pressed hard to score a third goal and in the 55th minuteKalisiak scored the all important goal. Although Hednesford fought hard to get back into the game, the two points went to the home side.
Full Time Clifton AW 3 Hednesford Town 2
Updated 08:57 - 16 Jul 2018 by Ray Smithson