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Ripon City v Baildon (League)

By Daniel Metcalfe

3 points...Merry Christmas

Result 1-0

Ripon returned to action yesterday after a few weeks off due to the weather.

Ripon had a strong squad out, Edmunds, Barker and Mason all returning. The game was cut to 40 mins each way as kick off had been delayed slightly as there was a late change of referees.

Ripon dominated the 1st half and the best chance fell to Fox who saw his strike saved by the Baildon keeper. Edmunds also had a chance after rounding the keeper but couldn't catch the ball before it went out of play.

HT 0-0

The 2nd half was underway and an early substitution saw Howes introduced for Mason. Howes was immediately in the action, Baildon struggling with his ability to run at pace with the ball. Hodgson was replaced for Haswell as Ripon pushed for the winner. Woodbridge was replaced by Lefevre.

With less than 10 to go Ripon got the winner through Edmunds, he was found just inside the box and smashed the ball into the net! Relief

The final whistle meant a vital 3 points and a nice early Christmas present.

No game now till 2nd January.

Team: Metcalfe, Stewart, Barker, Mason, Gracey, Woodbridge, Fox, Fletcher, Clarke, Edmunds, Hodgson
Subs: Haswell, Howes, Lefevre

Updated 22:26 - 20 Dec 2015 by Daniel Metcalfe

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