Thursday, 24 October 2013

05 May 2013 - Clifton All Whites v AFC Mansfield

Will Heath, Ben Moore, Rob Gill & David Hawkes celebrate the All Whites
1-0 victory
This wasn't a "Lazy Sunday Afternoon" down at The Impact Arena, home of Alfreton Town. Two teams battling for the Baris Central League Cup, in the red corner, AFC Mansfield, who ended the season as runners-up in the Black Dragon (North), missing out on promotion to Dronfield Town. In the white corner, Clifton All Whites, who in the semi-final had beaten the Town from Dronfield 3-1, were hoping to fare better in their 50th year since formation, than last season when losing to, yes you guessed, Dronfield Town!  A feisty affair, AFC Mansfield ended the final with nine men, maybe referee Tim Walker had spent a few moments reading the matchday programme's half-time quiz page, "Early Baths" ?!! There was a brilliantly saved penalty and a 92nd minute winner for supporters to remember, which was about all their was as the heat and a long season played a major part in the afternoon's football on show.

Competition : Central Midlands League Cup Final
Result : Clifton All Whites 1 AFC Mansfield 0
Attendance : 265
Venue : The Impact Arena [Alfreton Town FC]

Click On Any Photograph To Open A Slideshow
All Photography : ©NoClashOfColours

Special Thanks to Clifton All Whites #twitterfeed with help on adding names to photographs.

"Badges, Scarves and An Empty Tin Of Chocolates"

"Young Stag"

Clifton All Whites
9 4 7 3
"The Huddle"

AFC Mansfield


Match Action

Ben Moore, Craig Anderson and Sam Leggitt crowd out the AFC Mansfield no.9

Joe Meehan, the first of two AFC Mansfield players to see Tim Walker's red card.

"The Solitary Drinker"

Half Time Dugout
AFC Mansfield

Half Time Chips

Half Time Dugout
AFC Mansfield

Goal Post Architecture
Alfreton Town FC

Dale Sheppard brilliantly saves Rob Gill's penalty.

Floodlight Architecture
Alfreton Town FC

Clifton All Whites 


AFC Mansfield

"Middle Finger Salute"
Red Card no.2 - AFC Mansfield's Dean Rick sent off in the 88th minute, acknowledges the Clifton All White's supporters! 

"The Man On The Hill"
David Hawkes and Jake Richardson (Clifton All Whites) look on as team mate Ben Moore takes flight in the AFC Mansfield penalty area.


Clifton All Whites, players and staff celebrate at the final whistle.

AFC Mansfield provide a sporting Guard Of Honour to League Cup winners
Clifton All Whites players, Will Heath, Ben Moore, Rob Gill, Connor Hardy, Craig Anderson and goalkeeper Jake Want.

The League Cup
Player's Award Trophies


Clifton All Whites
Central Midlands League 
League Cup Winners 2012/13

"We're All In This Together"

"1-0 To The Super Whites... 1-0 ...."

Will Heath, Ben Moore, Rob Gill & David Hawkes celebrate the All Whites
1-0 victory

Maybe Next Year ...... ?

A young AFC Mansfield supporter with a player's Runners-Up Trophy.

* * * * *

"An Alfreton Marriage Proposal"


[All Links Open In A New Window]


No comments:

Post a Comment