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Part 10 - 6th Oct 1973 - Clifton 2 Kimberley 2
"A Blast from the Past" - 1973/74 Season 10 of 15

10. Part 10 - 6th Oct 1973 - Clifton 2 Kimberley 2

Its just another Saturday, Elton John releases the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album

Nottingham Forest are at home to Millwall and for the County fans a weekend away in Blackpool

The club have extended their search for a prolific striker and rumour has it they are not far off finding an exciting prospect.

The club entertain Kimberley bristling with confidence after beating the same opposition recently in the away fixture.

Clifton: Foster,Walsh, Young, Shipley, Hallot, Byrne, Simpson, Brookes, Kalisak, Liversey, Deakin; Sub King

Kimberley: McCulloch, Stead, McGlinchey, Peck Stubb, Newton, Slater, Whalley, Stevens, Charlton, Tilson: Sub King

Kimberley looked dangerous in the early exchanges. Tilson ran clear but Hallot foiled the chance with a well timed intervention.

The visitors take the lead in the 10th minute. Charlton outflanked the Clifton defence and his cross was headed against the post by Whalley and Slater converted the rebound.

Clifton gradually recovered and equalise after 20 minutes. The Kimberley defence failed to clear a loose ball and Hallots short pass was driven home by Kalisak.

Kimberley regained the lead just 2 minutes later as Whalley capitalized on a defensive lapse to score from 15 yards. Immediately after the goal Tilson took him past 3 defenders but Foster the Clifton keeper challenged quickly and forced a hurried shot well off target.

Clifton eventually scored their second goal in the 41st minute. Kalisaks attempt was played into the path of Brookes by a Kimberley defender and he scored with a 15 yard drive.

Half Time Clifton 2 Kimberley 2

Kimberley had an escape seconds after the break, for three Clifton players failed to connect with Liverseys hard cross.

The concession of 2 silly goals cost Clifton at least a point. While the defence is normally composed, there is a lack of a steadying influence in midfield and manager Brian Harrison hopes to remedy this matter.

Too much hurry in movement has resulted in points lost and during the next week he was interviewing a former football league player whose experience could well be a telling factor to the club.

If a midfielder is signed it will release the former Forest and Mansfield player, Paddy Byrne to take over a strikers role to which he is more accustomed.

In the reserves a rather dubious penalty with 16 mins to go robbed Clifton Reserves of both points against Hinckley Colliery. Iain Walsh hit the target for Clifton the scoreline ended 1-1.

David Walker and Tony Cuthbert caught the eye for Clifton Reserves in a good keen game.

Coming next Thursday Clifton sign Scottish International