Millers book cup final place

Clay Cross Town assistant manager Andy Thornton
Clay Cross Town assistant manager Andy Thornton

Clay Cross Town overcame Newark Town to book a place in the northern section final of the Floodlit Cup.

A 2-0 win for the Millers on Wednesday night (March 4) set up a showdown with Harworth Colliery, who edged past Ollerton Town on Tuesday night in the other area semi-final.

The winner of that match will play in the overall final of the competition against the southern winners.

While in CMFL North action, Clay Cross lead the way after a

CMFL North leaders Clay Cross Town made the long journey to Barton-on-Humber last Saturday and returned victorious to strengthen their grip on topspot.

It was a long awaited contest between Clay Cross and Westella VIP, two of the favourites for the end of season honours in the league, and it was a goal in each half from Callum Lytham that sealed the win for the Millers.

Lytham first struck on 12 minutes when he fired a close range effort into the roof of the net. He could have secured his second on the stroke of half-time but agonisingly saw his shot ricochet of the post.

The hosts, understandably, pressed for an equaliser after the break but couldn’t get past a stubborn Clay Cross defence who deservedly came home with a clean sheet.

And a surging run by Aiden Ordidge on 67 minutes settled the contest when he kept on going before rolling the ball in to the path of Lytham to slot in a second and ensure another three points for the Millers.

Clay Cross went six points clear at the top of the division with a game in hand over second-placed Newark Town ahead of this weekend’s fixtures. The Millers face Newark at Mill Lane on March 18.

Clay Cross are without a game this Saturday (March 7) but face another serious title contender at Mill Lane in Bilsthorpe FC on Wednesday (March 11). Kick-off is 7.45pm.