Clarke at the double in Imps win

28 November 2009 06:58
The Vics had looked to be back in the tie at the Victoria Stadium on Saturday when Matt Bailey cancelled out Chris Fagan's first-half volley but former Blackburn youngster Clarke's double intervention settled it.[LNB]Much like their giantkilling of Charlton in the last round, Northwich roared out of the blocks and wasted an early opportunity to take the lead when Jon Newby fired wide.[LNB]And Andy Preece's side were made to pay for that miss after 18 minutes when Fagan fired a fantastic left-foot volley past Curtis Aspden. Undeterred the Vics continued to press and Lee Elam might have levelled proceedings but he dragged his shot wide.[LNB]Bailey deservedly drew the home side level just two minutes after the break when the big centre-half swivelled smartly in the box to fire a volley past Robert Burch. But Bailey turned from hero to zero a minute later when he was caught napping by Clarke and the 21-year-old darted clear to fire the Imps ahead.[LNB]And when Clarke notched his second in the 63rd minute - again latching onto a Scott Kerr throughball before smashing home from the edge of the box - Northwich's giantkilling hopes were over.[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk