Clay Cross Town warm up in style for FA Vase debut

History is made at Clay Cross Town this Saturday when the club venture into the FA Vase for the first time.

Monday, 5th September 2016, 12:18 pm
Updated Monday, 5th September 2016, 1:21 pm
WINNING THE BATTLE -- Clay Cross's Callum Lytham (left) shrugs off a challenge from Thorne's Kevin Lynch.

And they warmed in style for their First Qualifying Round tie at home to Hinckley outfit Leicester Road (kick-off 3 pm) by winning 4-1 at Thorne Colliery in their latest match in the Central Midlands League’s North Division.

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Recovering from their heavy local-derby defeat at the hands of leaders FC Bolsover the previous week, the Millers were quickly into their stride against a Thorne side yet to win this term.

They opened the scoring on the half-hour when Lee Clay deflected a shot past goalkeeper Michael Teale, and although an equaliser from Jack Steadman soon after the break triggered a nervy spell for Clay Cross, they defended well all afternoon.

Amid persistent heavy rain, Tomas Poole restored the lead and this was quickly followed by his second goal. The outcome was put beyond any doubt with five minutes left when Aiden Ordidge picked up a loose ball and slotted past Teale to move the Millers up to third place in the table, six points behind Bolsover but with two games in hand.