FC Humber United lost 1-0 to Clipstone in a crucial battle at the bottom of the Northern Counties East League Division One.

Humber started the game with plenty of possession but could not quite make it count in the final third.

Following a good start to the game by United, Clipstone had an opportunity from a corner which was well defended and kept the game level early on.

Kallan Murphy had a fantastic opportunity to open the scoring for the hosts but Craig Allen put in a crucial challenge to keep things level through the opening 20 minutes.

Not long after Nathan Swindells put Clipstone 1-0 up after getting in behind the Humber defence. Following the goal Humber began to have the better of the opportunities, Angus Richardson had a brilliant chance to level the game and forced a save from Clipstone keeper Jason White.

Just before half time George Cull went down with an injury and eventually had to be subbed off for Jack Prentice.

The second half remained frustrating for Humber as Szymon Czubik, and substitute Essa Ndow had two chances early on.

Humber remained on top for the majority of the second half Eddie Wileman had a header on target which was saved once again by White in the Clipstone goal.

United appeared to have levelled the game just 15 minutes from time when Jack Durkin headed the ball home. But the referee ruled the goal out after seeing a foul in the build-up.

This was the last real opportunity Humber had and the game finished 1-0 in the crucial battle at the bottom of the Northern Counties East League Division One.

Next up for FC Humber United is a crucial match against bottom of the table Teversal in Selby.

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January 22, 2022