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Kirby Malzeard v Ripon City (Whitworth Cup)

3 years ago By Daniel Metcalfe

Cup win...

Result 2-2 (after 90mins)
3-5 win on penalties

Ripon were in cup action yesterday against Harrogate and District opposition Kirby Malzeard, some familiar faces in their squad.

Edmunds, Lefevre and Spence returned to the squad, Robinson missed out through injury.

Kirby started the brighter of the two teams on a pitch where the grass was rather long..

2mins 1-0 Gracey with an attempted clearance on the edge of the box was shanked goalwards, looping over Shaw in the Ripon goal, not the best of starts.

Ripon slowly came into the game and around 25mins in saw them equalise through Edmunds, he was put through and his powerful shot wasn't dealt with by Kirbys keeper 1-1.

27 mins in saw a shot from Fox well saved by the Kirby keeper.

Ripon came close to getting the 2nd through a Barker header, a free kick taken by Edmunds saw Barker rise and nearly find the net.

38 mins Ripon took the lead, another free kick taken by Edmunds which saw Barker rise and flick it into the top corner!! 1-2

Lack of communication at the back nearly saw Kirby equalise before half time.


The 2nd half saw Ripon squander some chances to put the game out if site, Spence and the substitute Lefevre with the best two chances.

Kirby were coming into the game and some good saves from Shaw kept Ripon's lead.

Kirby however equalised close to the end of 90 mins, a cross was floated in by Kirby and Shaw came to gather and looked to have it in two hands when a Kirby player bundled into him, Shaw dropped the ball and Kirby pounced to finish 2-2.


No extra time, straight to pens now in most cup competitions.

Ripon pen takers in order...all scored


Shaw saved Kirbys 4th penalty tipping the shot onto the post. Barker with Ripon's 5th finished well and put Ripon into the next round.

Team: Shaw, Stewart, Gracey, Barker, Clarke, Hodgson, Fox, Fletcher, Spence, Edmunds, Haswell
Subs: Mason, Lefevre, Metcalfe (not used), Baldwin (not used)

Updated 20:21 - 22 Nov 2015 by Daniel Metcalfe

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