Match Reports 2010-11



Fri 29/04/11
- Clitheroe 6 Leigh Genesis 0 (Evo-Stik League) Att 264
Ben Proctor replaced Zack Hibbert in goal in the only change from the previous game.
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Clitheroe finished the season on a high with the biggest win of the season as rookie manager Carl Garner finished unbeaten and must surely win Manager of the Month at his very first attempt. The match was even until the turning point midway through the first half when Ashley Parillon was needlessly brought down in the penalty area and Jack Higgins converted the 28th minute spot kick. The second goal came in the 30th minute and was a superb chip over the keeper from the edge of the box by Eddie Stanford. The Blues piled on the pressure after the break and stretched the lead in the 68th minute when Chris Smalley headed back across goal for Jack Higgins to head home at the near post. The fourth goal came in the 70th minute when Ashley Parillon pounced between hesitant defenders to notch his 21st goal of the season. Clitheroe scored a fifth in the 72nd minute when Rob Turner ran onto a through ball and lobbed it over the advancing keeper and added a sixth in the 85th minute when Darren Green ran forward and smashed the ball home from 25 yards with a terrific strike. Results elsewhere mean Clitheroe move up from 8th to 6th place - their highest ever finishing position. Roll on next season!

Team : Ben Proctor, James Heywood, Chris Smalley, Andy Naylor, Ryan Fisher (c), Jack Higgins, Ashley Parillon, Eddie Stanford, Alan Coar (Rob Turner), Tom Williams (Darren Green), Nathan Taylor (Lydon Hodgkiss). Subs - Darren Green, Rob Turner, Lydon Hodgkiss. Not used - Alex Brees, Phil Eastwood.


Mon 25/04/11
- Clitheroe 2 Lancaster City 0 (Evo-Stik League) Att 246
Ryan Fisher replaced Steve Mercer in defence and Alan Coar replaced Rob Turner up front.
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This victory over Lancaster City saw Clitheroe have two consecutive home league wins for the first time this season. The Blues started well and took the lead the 14th minute. James Heywood played the ball down the right for Tom Williams to run onto and drill the ball into the goal area. Alan Coar's near post effort was blocked but Ashley Parillon was on hand to fire home the rebound. Clitheroe were good value for their half time lead but the visitors stepped up a gear for the second half and piled on some early pressure. The Blues withstood it and were awarded a penalty when Alex Brees was felled in the area as he raced onto a superb Eddie Stanford through ball. Unfortunately Ashley Parillon saw his spot kick pushed away by the keeper. The second goal came in the 63rd minute when an inswinging corner from Eddie Stanford was headed home at the far post by Chris Smalley. This win puts Clitheroe in 8th place in the table but on the same points total as the two sides above them, Warrington Town and Bamber Bridge.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood (Darren Green), Chris Smalley, Andy Naylor, Ryan Fisher, Jack Higgins (c), Ashley Parillon, Eddie Stanford, Alan Coar (Phil Eastwood), Tom Williams, Nathan Taylor (Alex Brees). Subs - Phil Eastwood, Alex Brees, Darren Green. Not used - Rob Turner, Kyle Collins.


Fri 22/04/11
- Chorley 1 Clitheroe 1 (Evo-Stik League) Att 814
Tom Williams replaced Alex Brees in midfield and Rob Turner replaced Darren Green up front.
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Clitheroe were more than a match for their big-spending rivals and dominated the game in terms of possession and pressure. In front of a large Bank Holiday crowd it was the Blues who shaded the first half play but fell behind to a goal in the 34th minute. They equalised in the 38th minute when a Tom Williams cross from the right was just missed by Rob Turner in front of the keeper but the goalie's fumble saw the ball drop to give Ashley Parillon the simplest of tap-ins in the 6 yard box. The home side continued with their long ball game after the break but the Blues' defence again dealt with everything while the team created chances at the other end. A point away at Chorley this season is a great result and continues new boss Carl Garner's unbeaten run.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Chris Smalley, Andy Naylor, Steve Mercer, Jack Higgins (c), Ashley Parillon, Eddie Stanford (Ryan Fisher), Rob Turner (Alan Coar), Tom Williams (Alex Brees), Nathan Taylor. Subs - Alan Coar, Ryan Fisher, Alex Brees. Not used - Phil Eastwood, Kyle Collins.
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Tue 19/04/11
- Curzon Ashton 0 Clitheroe 0 (Evo-Stik League) Att 128
Andy Naylor replaced Darren Green in midfield who moved up front to replace Rob Turner. Alex Brees replaced Tom Williams in midfield.
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Clitheroe did enough to earn a great point away at Curzon Ashton who had beaten league leaders Chester there just a week earlier. This was the Blues' first goalless draw in 89 games stretching way back to the 0-0 home draw with Mossley in October 2009. The home side forced the early pressure but again the Blues' back five were strong and kept them at bay. James Heywood drove a long range shot just wide and Ashley Parillon flashed a header across goal in Clitheroe's best attacks in the first half. The second half was more even and again it was Ash Parillon who had the best chance to open the scoring when a ball across the 18 yard line was dummied by Rob Turner and he flashed a left footed effort over the bar. Curzon had a player sent off for two quick fouls on Nathan Taylor but the numbers were soon evened up when Nathan received his own second yellow for a foul just a few minutes later.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Chris Smalley, Andy Naylor, Steve Mercer, Jack Higgins (c), Ashley Parillon (Ryan Fisher), Eddie Stanford, Darren Green (Rob Turner), Nathan Taylor, Alex Brees (Tom Williams). Subs - Rob Turner, Tom Williams, Ryan Fisher. Not used - Phil Eastwood, Kyle Collins.


Sat 016/04/11
- Clitheroe 3 Witton Albion 1 (Evo-Stik League) Att 175
Darren Green replaced Andy Naylor in midfield and Tom Williams replaced Phil Eastwood up front. Kyle Collins made his debut from the subs bench.
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Clitheroe continued their improved form with a first home win in eight outings. The Blues made a great start when Tom Williams and James Heywood combined well down the right and the fullback's precise cross was knocked home from close range by Nathan Taylor in the 8th minute. The lead was doubled in the 10th minute when Ashley Parillon received the ball in space inside the penalty area and he drove the ball home. The visitors pulled a goal back in the 30th minute with a smart drive. Clitheroe increased their lead in the 65th minute when Chris Smalley crossed from near the left wing corner flag and Nathan Taylor was on hand at the back post to volley the ball into the net.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood (Ryan Fisher), Chris Smalley, Darren Green, Steve Mercer, Jack Higgins (c), Ashley Parillon, Eddie Stanford, Rob Turner (Phil Eastwood), Tom Williams (Kyle Collins), Nathan Taylor. Subs - Ryan Fisher, Phil Eastwood, Kyle Collins. Not used - Andy Naylor, Patrick O'Brien.
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Tue 12/04/11
- AFC Fylde 0 Clitheroe 1 (Evo-Stik League) Att 183
Nathan Taylor replaced Darren Green in midfield while Rob Turner and Phil Eastwood replaced Alan Coar and Tom Williams up front.
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Clitheroe worked hard to earn victory at high flying AFC Fylde and kept a second consecutive clean sheet. The Blues defended well, battled in midfield and created several chances in front of goal while Zack Hibbert again made some vital saves to deny the home side. Clitheroe took the lead in the 81st minute when James Heywood burst onto a ball down the right and crossed superbly for Rob Turner to stoop at the near post and guide a firm header home.
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Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Chris Smalley, Andy Naylor (Danny Brady), Steve Mercer, Jack Higgins (c), Ashley Parillon, Eddie Stanford, Rob Turner, Phil Eastwood (Darren Green), Nathan Taylor (Tom Williams). Subs - Tom Williams, Danny Brady, Darren Green. Not used - Ryan Fisher, Alan Coar.
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Sat 09/04/11
- Garforth Town 0 Clitheroe 1 (Evo-Stik League) Att 110
Steve Mercer replaced Ryan Fisher at centrehalf, James Heywood moved to rightback with Chris Smalley switching to left back in place of Darren Green who moved to midfield in place of Patrick O'Brien. Eddie Stanford replaced Jason Jones in midfield and Tom Williams and Alan Coar replaced Phil Eastwood and Nathan Taylor up front. Danny Brady made his debut from the subs bench.
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Clitheroe took the game to Garforth with a disciplined display that earned new manager Carl Garner his first victory. The Blues started brightly and dominated the first half in terms of possession and territory but just failed to find a spark in front of goal. The second half started more evenly but Clitheroe took the lead in the 51st minute when Alan Coar chested down a ball in midfield before turning and sprinting towards goal and firing home from the edge of the 18yard box. Keeper Zack Hibbert made a couple of superb saves to deny the hosts and new captain Jack Higgins superbly marshalled the defence to keep the team's first clean sheet since November 23rd, a run of 20 games.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Chris Smalley, Andy Naylor, Steve Mercer, Jack Higgins (c), Eddie Stanford (Danny Brady), Ashley Parillon, Alan Coar, Tom Williams (Phil Eastwood), Darren Green (Nathan Taylor). Subs - Nathan Taylor, Danny Brady, Phil Eastwood. Not used - Rob Turner, Patrick O'Brien.
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Sat 02/04/11
- Clitheroe 2 Warrington Town 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 196
Patrick O'Brien replaced Eddie Stanford in midfield and Nathan Taylor replaced Alan Coar up front after re-signing for the club.
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Clitheroe once again had to come from behind to take a share of the points. The visitors took the lead in the 12th minute and doubled it in the 26th minute before the Blues pulled a goal back in the 29th minute. Phil Eastwood played a superb ball inside the penalty area and Ashley Parillon made no mistake with his angled drive from 10 yards. Clitheroe piled on the pressure in the second half and Jack Higgins drilled home a shot from just inside the penalty box for a 67th minute equaliser. Keeper Zack Hibbert made some vital saves to keep Warrington out and the Blues almost snatched victory in the dying moments but Alan Coar's powerfully struck shot found the side netting.

Team : Zack Hibbert, Chris Smalley, Darren Green, Ryan Fisher, Jack Higgins, Jason Jones (c), James Heywood, Ashley Parillon, Phil Eastwood (Rob Turner), Nathan Taylor (Alan Coar), Patrick O'Brien (Tom Williams). Subs - Tom Williams, Alan Coar, Rob Turner. Not used - Steve Mercer, Andy Naylor.


Sat 26/03/11
- Clitheroe 3 Garforth Town 3 (Evo-Stik League) Att 183
Jack Higgins replaced Martin Moran in defence with Darren Green moving to left back and James Heywood moving forward to midfield. Alan Coar and Phil Eastwood replaced Rob Turner and Danny Doherty up front. New signing Steve Mercer made his debut from the subs bench.
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Clitheroe played much better but they had to rely on a last gasp effort to take a share of the points. The Blues dominated the early stages with the Garforth keeper making a point blank save to deny Phil Eastwood. The visitors then took the lead in the 8th minute with virtually their first attack and did enough to keep their slender advantage at the break. Clitheroe resumed their improved play in the second half and equalised in the 67th minute when Darren Green lofted a ball down the middle of the pitch and Jack Higgins glanced a header over the keeper into an unguarded net. They took the lead in the 68th minute when sub Rob Turner headed the ball into the path of Alan Coar who volleyed home sweetly from an angle. Garforth scored the third goal in as many minutes when they drew level in the 69th minute and regained the lead in the 89th minute thanks to a wicked deflection. Clitheroe were not finished though and salvaged a point from an entertaining game in the 90th minute when Rob Turner fired in off the near post from close range.

Team : Zack Hibbert, Chris Smalley, Darren Green, Ryan Fisher (Steve Mercer), Jack Higgins, Eddie Stanford (Patrick O'Brien), James Heywood, Jason Jones (c), Alan Coar, Phil Eastwood (Rob Turner), Ashley Parillon. Subs - Steve Mercer, Patrick O'Brien, Rob Turner. Not used - Kyle Collins, Andy Naylor.


Sat 19/03/11
- Clitheroe 2 Trafford 3 (Evo-Stik League) Att 156
Darren Green replaced Alex Brees in midfield and Danny Doherty replaced Tom Williams up front.
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Clitheroe put in a Jekyll and Hyde performance with a poor first half leaving them with a mountain to climb in the second half. The Blues only had a couple of glancing headers to show before the break while the visitors scored in the 16th, 35th and 43rd minutes to have a comfortable 3-0 interval lead. Clitheroe changed to a more attacking formation for the second half and pulled a goal back in the 50th minute when sub Phil Eastwood was impeded in the penalty box and Ashley Parillon slotted home the resultant spot kick. The Blues scored a second goal in the 68th minute when Chris Smalley was on hand in the 6 yard box to flick in a free kick from the Clitheroe left wing. Clitheroe were playing much better by now and an equaliser looked on the cards but Trafford still managed to strike both goal posts with shots from the edge of the box as they looked to make the game safe. Time ultimately ran out and Clitheroe fell to another disappointing home defeat.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Martin Moran (Phil Eastwood), Ryan Fisher, Chris Smalley, Jason Jones (c), Darren Green, Ashley Parillon, Rob Turner (Lydon Hodgkiss), Danny Doherty (Danny Kinsey), Eddie Stanford . Subs - Danny Kinsey, Phil Eastwood, Lydon Hodgkiss. Not used - Jack Higgins, Patrick O'Brien.


Sat 12/03/11
- Ossett Albion 1 Clitheroe 1 (Evo-Stik League) Att 105
Chris Smalley replaced Jack Higgins in defence, Jason Jones, Alex Brees and Eddie Stanford replaced Andrew Naylor, Tom Williams and Lydon Hodgkiss in midfield, Tom Williams replaced Phil Eastwood up front.

Clitheroe had to settle for a share of the points in this dour game on a rock hard surface that looked OK but wasn't good to play on. Both sides struggled to control the ball before being closed down and it was no surprise that the first half ended goalless. The Blues started the second half brightly and took the lead in the 46th minute when Rob Turner drove in a low, firm shot from the edge of the penalty area. Keeper Zach Hibbert made a superb save to keep the home side out but they equalised in the 78th minute from a direct freekick some 20 yards from goal.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Martin Moran, Ryan Fisher, Chris Smalley, Jason Jones (c), Alex Brees (Danny Doherty), Ashley Parillon, Rob Turner (Darren Green), Tom Williams, Eddie Stanford (Phil Eastwood). Subs - Danny Doherty, Darren Green, Phil Eastwood. Not used - Jack Higgins, Patrick O'Brien.


Tue 01/03/11
- Clitheroe 0 Chester 5 (Evo-Stik League) Att 527
Lydon Hodgkiss replaced Eddie Stanford in midfield in the only change from the previous match.

Clitheroe were given a lesson in finishing from a hard-working Chester side who showed why they are the table toppers. The visitors raced into a 7th minute lead and doubled it in the 12th minute before the Blues really got going themselves. They created good opportunities for Tom Williams and Ashley Parillon but their efforts were either well saved or placed narrowly wide. Chester notched a thrid goal in the 42nd minute to take a comfortable 0-3 halftime lead. A change in formation for the second half saw Clitheroe look more dangerous going forward and they had a good spell but but again failed to convert chances. Chester scored their fourth goal after 54 minutes and added a fifth in the 59th minute. Keeper Zack Hibbert made a great point-blank save while sub Darren Green also went close with a couple of efforts as the difference in finishing after creating the chances gave Chester the convincing final scoreline.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Martin Moran (Eddie Stanford), Ryan Fisher (c), Jack Higgins, Andrew Naylor, Tom Williams, Ashley Parillon (Alex Brees), Rob Turner (Darren Green), Phil Eastwood, Lydon Hodgkiss. Subs - Alex Brees, Darren Green, Eddie Stanford. Not used - Danny Doherty, Patrick O'Brien.


Sat 26/02/11
- Radcliffe Borough 2 Clitheroe 3 (Evo-Stik League) Att 134
New signing Martin Moran and Jack Higgins replaced Patrick O'Brien and Chris Smalley in defence, new signings Eddie Stanford and Andrew Naylor replaced Alex Brees and Jason Jones in midfield, new signing Rob Turner and Phil Eastwood replaced Alan Coar and Darren Green up front.

A much changed Clitheroe side did enough to come away with the points but had to win them the hard way. Kicking uphill and into the wind in the first half, the Blues comfortably held their own and looked more likely to open the scoring. It was the home team who took the lead though in the 41st minute with a fine effort and they doubled it in the 45th minute thanks to a defensive error. After the break Clitheroe again had the majority of possession but failed to turn the dominance into goals until the 72nd minute when a Phil Eastwood ball across the box was thumped home at the far post by Tom Williams. They equalised in the 73rd minute when a loose ball after a corner was firmly headed home from 6 yards by Tom Williams. Keeper Zack Hibbert made a couple of smart saves to keep the scores level and the Blues notched the winner in the 84th minute when another Tom Williams header was acrobatically saved by the Radcliffe keeper but Danny Doherty was lurking to slam home the rebound from close range.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Martin Moran (Danny Doherty, Ryan Fisher (c), Jack Higgins, Andrew Naylor, Tom Williams, Ashley Parillon, Rob Turner (Danny Kinsey), Phil Eastwood, Eddie Stanford (Alex Brees). Subs - Alex Brees, Danny Doherty, Danny Kinsey. Not used - Darren Green, Patrick O'Brien.


Sat 19/02/11
- Clitheroe 0 Woodley Sports 1 (Evo-Stik League) Att 197
James Heywood, Ryan Fisher and Patrick O'Brien replaced Gavinlee Ellison, Jack Higgins and Lydon Hodgkiss in defence, Alex Brees replaced Danny Williams in midfield and Alan Coar replaced Danny Doherty up front.

Clitheroe fell to another disappointing home defeat to an ordinary Woodley Sports side. Neither side dominated play in the first half though the visitors perhaps shaded it in terms of goal-bound efforts. The Blues best chance after the interval was a skilful but hopeful 45 yard lob over the keeper from Ashley Parillon which unluckily grazed the top of the crossbar on it way over. Woodley took the lead in the 70th minute and should have added a second as Clitheroe went in search of the equaliser but their striker failed to connect with a cross in front of an open goal.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Patrick O'Brien (Lydon Hodgkiss), Ryan Fisher, Chris Smalley, Jason Jones (c) (Gavinlee Ellison), Alex Brees, Ashley Parillon, Alan Coar (Phil Eastwood), Darren Green, Tom Williams. Subs - Lydon Hodgkiss, Phil Eastwood, Gavinlee Ellison. Not used - Jack Higgins, Danny Doherty.


Tue 15/02/11
- Clitheroe 3 Harrogate Railway 3 (Evo-Stik League) Att 122
Gavinlee Ellison moved back to central defence in place of Lydon Hodgkiss who moved to left back to replace Patrick O'Brien. Tom Williams replaced Alex Brees in midfield and Danny Doherty made his full debut up front.

Clitheroe were given a first half runaround by an athletic Harrogate Railway side that belied their lowly league postion. The visitors took the lead in the 4th minute with a well placed strike from outside the penalty area and doubled their lead in the 7th minute. They notched a third from the penalty spot in the 37th minute to leave the Blues shellshocked. Clitheroe were given a lifeline in the 41st minute when Ashley Parillon slotted home a penalty following a hand ball in the area. Harrogate were comfortably holding their lead until a series of substitutions brought Clitheroe back to life. After 83 minutes Sub Phil Eastwood played a superb pass that released fellow sub Alan Coar on a run into the box and he drilled a low shot firmly past the goalkeeper from 12 yards. The Blues kept up the momentum and notched the equaliser in the 85th when Ashley Parillon picked the ball up 30 yards from goal and advanced before unleashing a terrific 25 yard low drive that fizzed into the net. This set up a thrilling final few minutes in which both sides had chances to sneak all three points. Chris Smalley and Jack Higgins both had close range headers blocked on the line while Phil Eastwood and Alan Coar both forced the keeper into making saves. At the other end Clitheroe keeper Zack Hibbert made some vital saves to keep Harrogate out and help his team to salvage a point from a largely disappointing display.

Team : Zack Hibbert, Chris Smalley, Lydon Hodgkiss, Gavinlee Ellison (Phil Eastwood), Jack Higgins, Jason Jones (c), Tom Williams, Ashley Parillon, Darren Green (Alan Coar), Danny Doherty, Danny Williams (Alex Brees). Subs - Alan Coar, Alex Brees, Phil Eastwood. Not used - Joe Roberts, Patrick O'Brien.


Sat 12/02/11
- Chester 5 Clitheroe 0 (Evo-Stik League) Att 2513
New signing Patrick O'Brien and Lydon Hodgkiss replaced suspended James Heywood and Ryan Fisher in defence, Jason Jones and Ashley Parillon replaced Joe Roberts and Alex Porter in midfield. New signing Danny Doherty made his debut from the subs bench.

Clitheroe ultimately fell to a heavy defeat at league leaders Chester after conceding five goals in a fifteen minute period. Clitheroe started the game brightly and had a great chance to take the lead in the 18th minute when a defensive slip let in Daz Green for a run on goal but he slotted his effort just wide of the goal. Chester had their only chance in an otherwise uneventful first half just before the break when they hit the post. The second half was also even until the home side took the lead in the 60th minute and then the game changed completely. Chester scored again in the 62nd minute and in the 66th minute Lydon Hodgkiss was sent off for hand ball on the line and the converted penalty made it 3-0. Two further Chester goals followed in the 73rd and 75th minutes to give the match a scoreline that didn't really represent overall play.

Team : Zack Hibbert, Chris Smalley, Patrick O'Brien (Danny Doherty), Lydon Hodgkiss, Jack Higgins, Jason Jones (c), Alex Brees (Tom Williams), Ashley Parillon, Darren Green (Phil Eastwood), Gavinlee Ellison, Danny Williams. Subs - Tom Williams, Danny Doherty, Phil Eastwood. Not used - Joe Roberts.


Sat 05/02/11
- Clitheroe 2 Wakefield 3 (Evo-Stik League) Att 215
Joe Roberts and Gavinlee Ellison replaced Jason Jones and Ashley Parillon in midfield.

Clitheroe put in an unconvincing performance against a determined and disciplined Wakefield side who notched up only their second away league win of the season. The Blues almost took the lead in the 15th minute when a superb cross into the box by Joe Roberts was met by the head of Danny Williams who forced a smart save from the Wakefield keeper who injured himself in the process. He looked uncomfortable for the rest of the game but Clitheroe failed to put him under any pressure when he was obviously struggling and the interval arrived with the scoreline still goalless. The Blues stepped up the pace in the second half but still struggled to trouble the visitors solid back line and fell behind in the 60th minute to a 25 yard thunderbolt. They fell further behind in the 78th minute when a quick breakaway led to Wakefield scoring their second goal. Clitheroe pulled a goal back in the 85th minute when a long free kick into the penalty area was headed on and Tom Williams spun to fire home from 6 yards past the helpless keeper. Soon afterwards Ryan Fisher met a corner with a clean header but unfortunately it went narrowly over the bar as the Blues searched for a last gasp equaliser. Instead, Wakefield sealed the points with a third goal in the 90th minute and after Gavinlee Ellison was felled in the penalty area Jack Higgins scored the resulting penalty with the very last kick of the game.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Chris Smalley, Ryan Fisher (c), Jack Higgins, Joe Roberts, Alex Brees, Gavinlee Ellison, Darren Green (Alan Coar), Alex Porter (Tom Williams), Danny Williams (Dan Kinsey). Subs - Tom Williams, Alan Coar, Dan Kinsey. Not used - Phil Eastwood.


Tue 01/02/11
- Clitheroe 4 Durham City 1 (Evo-Stik League) Att 123
Danny Williams returned from suspension to replace Tom Williams in midfield.

Clitheroe were made to work for the points in this entertaining game against a spirited Durham side. Both sides created early chances but it was the Blues who opened the scoring in the 24th minute when Darren Green's firm goalbound effort was deflected into his own goal from a yard out by a Durham defender. The visitors looked lively going forward and had some close efforts but the next goal came Clitheroe's way in the 44th minute when Ash Parillon was found in space in the penalty area and he clinically slotted home past the keeper. The Blues perhaps shaded the second half and increased the lead in the 66th minute when Darren Green controlled a ball forward on the edge of the box and he turned his defender before advancing and rounding the keeper then stroking the ball home. The fourth goal came in the 72th minute when Alex Porter's firm drive into the goal area was forced over the goal line by Ash Parillon. Both players had chances for a hat-trick but fine saves from the Durham keeper kept them out. Durham snatched a 90th minute consolation goal just before the final whistle.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Chris Smalley, Ryan Fisher, Jack Higgins, Jason Jones (c), Alex Brees (Tom Williams), Ashley Parillon, Darren Green, Alex Porter (Alan Coar), Danny Williams. Subs - Tom Williams, Alan Coar. Not used - Joe Roberts, Phil Eastwood.


Tue 25/01/11
- Lancaster City 1 Clitheroe 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 177
Jason Jones and Tom Williams replaced Joe Roberts and Ollie Devenney in midfield.

Clitheroe won the points the hard way, coming from a goal down with only 10 men. The Blues made a lively start and had as much goal mouth action as the home side for much of the first half. Things changed on 37 minutes when Lancaster opened the scoring with a swift breakaway goal that had a hint of offside and saw Clitheroe reduced to 10 men for debating the decision. You wouldn't have known the Blues were a man down as Lancaster failed to capitalise and Clitheroe continued to look for the equaliser. It came in the 57th minute when sub Alan Coar chased a ball into the box and his marker only succeeded in lifting the ball over his own keeper for a superb own goal. Clitheroe kept going and secured a hard earned win in the 87th minute when a loose ball in the area following a corner was lashed high into the net by Ryan Fisher from 6 yards.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Chris Smalley, Ryan Fisher, Jack Higgins, Jason Jones (c), Alex Brees, Ashley Parillon (Ollie Devenney), Darren Green (Phil Eastwood), Alex Porter, Tom Williams (Alan Coar). Subs - Alan Coar, Phil Eastwood, Ollie Devenney. Not used - Joe Roberts, Lydon Hodgkiss.


Tue 18/01/11
- Wakefield 1 Clitheroe 0 (Evo-Stik League) Att 61
Clitheroe named an unchanged lineup from the previous game.

Clitheroe came away with nothing again from what is becoming their bogey ground. The Blues started brightly and could have been 3 goals up inside 20 minutes but the chances were not buried. The home side made the game more even after that and took the lead in the 40th minute to go in at halftime with a slender advantage. The second half was all Clitheroe as they lay siege on the Wakefield goal and created some good chances that deserved better finishing. A series of substitutions left the Blues short at the back and keeper Zack Hibbert had to make a fine stop from a one-on-one to deny the home side a second goal just before the final whistle.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood (Alan Coar), Chris Smalley, Ryan Fisher(c), Jack Higgins, Joe Roberts (Tom Williams), Alex Brees, Ashley Parillon, Darren Green (Phil Eastwood), Alex Porter, Ollie Devenney. Subs - Tom Williams, Alan Coar, Phil Eastwood. Not used - Lydon Hodgkiss.


Sat 15/01/11
- Skelmersdale United 1 Clitheroe 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 223
New signing Zack Hibbert made his debut in place of Danny MacDonald in goal, Joe Roberts and Ollie Devenney replaced Jason Jones and the suspended Danny Williams in midfield.

Clitheroe came from a goal down to take all 3 points in blustery conditions at perennial title challengers Skelmersdale. The home side started brightly and looked dangerous going forward before the Blues came more into the game and created several good chances of their own. The second half started like the first half with Skem quickly on the attack and they opened the scoring in the 53rd minute bundling home a rebound off the bar. They could have doubled the lead soon after but an extravagant effort rather than a simple tap in would prove costly to them. Clitheroe made a substitution and tactical change and equalised in the 70th minute when Tom Williams played the ball in to Darren Green who fired the ball across the 6 yard box and Ashley Parillon was on hand to slot the ball home. Clitheroe snatched the lead in the 73rd minute when Alex Porter received the ball on the right wing and he cut inside with the ball on his favoured left foot and fired home an unstoppable angled drive across the keeper from just outside the penalty area. Both sides continued to create chances but both defences did enough to stop any further scoring.

Team : Zack Hibbert, James Heywood, Chris Smalley, Ryan Fisher(c), Jack Higgins, Joe Roberts, Alex Brees, Ashley Parillon, Darren Green, Alex Porter, Ollie Devenney. Sub - Tom Williams. Not used - Lydon Hodgkiss, Alan Coar, Danny MacDonald, Phil Eastwood.


Sat 08/01/11
- Clitheroe 3 Cammell Laird 3 (Evo-Stik League) Att 183
Ryan Fisher replaced Kev Brown in defence, Joe Roberts replaced Ollie Devenney in midfield and Darren Green replaced Ashley Parillon to play alongside Alex Porter up front.

Clitheroe threw away a seemingly secure 3 goal lead against a mediocre Cammell Laird side that rarely threatened for the vast majority of the match. The Blues dominated thoughout a largely uneventful first half and took the lead in the 45th minute when Alex Brees fired home after the ball reached him in space just outside the 6 yard box. Clitheroe continued to dictate play after the break and scored a second goal after 56 minutes when Darren Green lobbed the keeper from a ball played into the penalty area. They looked to have made the points safe in the 60th minute when a superb cross field ball from Joe Roberts found Alex Brees on the right wing and his ball into the area found Jason Jones who shot home across the keeper from 12 yards. The visitors looked to have scored a consolation goal in the 80th minute with a decent free kick and shocked Shawbridge when they scored another goal in the 84th minute to make the score 3-2. Clitheroe conceded another free kick midway into their half and the ball into the area was headed home to unbelievably level the scores in the 90th minute.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Chris Smalley (Danny Kinsey), Ryan Fisher, Jack Higgins, Jason Jones(c), Alex Brees, Joe Roberts, Darren Green, Alex Porter (Alan Coar), Danny Williams. Subs - Danny Kinsey, Alan Coar. Not used - Ollie Devenney, Tom Williams, Ashley Parillon.


Mon 03/01/11
- Mossley 3 Clitheroe 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 181
Kev Brown and Chris Smalley replaced Ryan Fisher and Lydon Hodgkiss in defence, Jason Jones replaced Tom Williams in midfield.

Clitheroe again went into the interval three goals down and then turned in a much improved second half performance to lose by just one goal. Mossley took the lead in the 5th minute and doubled it in the 13th minute. They added a third in the 33rd minute to leave the Blues decidedly second-best going in at halftime. Some strong words must have been said again because after the break the Blues looked a different team and pulled a goal back in the 65th minute when Danny Williams forced home a loose ball from close range. Clitheroe continued to dominate play and created more chances before they scored their second goal in the 84th minute, this time it was sub Danny Kinsey who drilled a loose ball home in a crowded penalty area. The pressure continued right to the final whistle but the home side hung on to take the points.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood (Tom Williams), Chris Smalley, Jack Higgins, Kev Brown, Ollie Devenney (Darren Green), Alex Brees, Ashley Parillon (Danny Kinsey), Alex Porter, Jason Jones(c), Danny Williams. Subs - Darren Green, Danny Kinsey, Tom Williams. Not used - Joe Roberts, Lydon Hodgkiss.


Sat 01/01/11
- Clitheroe 4 Salford City 5 (Evo-Stik League) Att 262
Jack Higgins replaced Kev Brown in defence, Alex Brees replaced Joe Roberts in midfield and Alex Porter replaced Mark Jackson up front. Striker Darren Green made his debut from the sub's bench.

Clitheroe lost to an in-form Salford City side who are now unbeaten in 10 league games since Rhodri Giggs became manager. The visitors took the lead in the 4th minute but the Blues drew level in the 12th minute when Jack Higgins headed home unchallenged from a corner. Clitheroe then took the lead in the 13th minute when Alex Porter fired home a freekick from just outside the penalty area. Salford equalised in the 15th minute before restoring their lead in the 23rd minute. Blues winger Danny Williams received a harsh straight red card before Salford increased their lead in the 36th minute and they made the score 2-5 with a fine solo goal in the 40th minute. An improved second half performance saw Clitheroe pull a goal back in the 67th minute when Alex Brees superbly lofted the ball over the keeper from the edge of the box. The deficit was reduced to a single goal in the 87th minute when Alex Brees headed home an Alex Porter freekick from close range.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss (Chris Smalley), Ryan Fisher (c), Jack Higgins (Darren Green), Ollie Devenney (Joe Roberts), Alex Brees, Ashley Parillon, Tom Williams, Alex Porter, Danny Williams. Subs - Chris Smalley, Darren Green, Joe Roberts. Not used - Dan Kinsey.


Tue 14/12/10
- Clitheroe 2 Bamber Bridge 4 (Lancashire Cup) Att 135
Ollie Devenney replaced Alex Porter in midfield in the only change from the last match.

Clitheroe failed to beat Bamber Bridge at Shawbridge for the third time this season and bowed out of the Lancs Cup. The visitors made a dream start taking the lead in just the 2nd minute but the Blues equalised in the 19th minute when Danny Williams drilled home an angled drive from 8 yards. Clitheroe perhaps then shaded play for the rest of the half but once again could not convert pressure into goals and halftime arrived with the scores still level. The Blues started the second half brightly but fell behind again in the 55th minute to an own goal and Brig then scored a third goal in the 59th minute. They added an excellent fourth goal in the 69th minute to put the tie beyond Clitheroe before Alan Coar notched a 90th minute consolation goal when he turned in the box and his shot took a deflection on the way into the net.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss, Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown(c) (Alan Coar), Joe Roberts (Alex Brees), Ollie Devenney, Ashley Parillon (Liam McManus), Tom Williams, Mark Jackson, Danny Williams. Subs - Liam McManus, Alex Brees, Alan Coar. Not used - Jack Higgins, Dan Kinsey.


Sat 11/12/10
- Witton Albion 2 Clitheroe 0 (Evo-Stik League) Att 236
Kev Brown replaced Jack Higgins in defence, Danny Williams replaced Ollie Devenney in midfield and Mark Jackson replaced Alan Coar up front.

Clitheroe played some superb football in the first half and totally dominated play but failed to put away their chances in front of goal. Witton fired a solitary effort over the bar to keep the interval scoreline goalless. The home side came out more determined for the second half and the Blues were not allowed to dictate play so easily. Witton took the lead in the 66th minute when the ball was lashed home through a crowded penalty area from the edge of the box and they doubled the lead in the 74th minute. Clitheroe produced a few goal attempts but the home keeper did enough to keep his clean sheet.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss, Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown(c) (Liam McManus), Joe Roberts, Alex Porter, Ashley Parillon (Ollie Devenney), Tom Williams (Dan Kinsey), Mark Jackson, Danny Williams. Subs - Liam McManus, Ollie Devenney, Dan Kinsey. Not used - Jack Higgins, Chris Smalley.


Tue 23/11/10
- Clitheroe 2 Prescot Cables 0 (Evo-Stik League) Att 176
Jack Higgins replaced Kev Brown in defence, Ollie Devenney replaced the suspended Danny Williams in midfield and Alan Coar replaced Mark Jackson up front.

Clitheroe won their first home match since October 2nd with two second half goals in an entertaining game. The first half saw both sides playing some decent football with the Blues shading it on the number of close chances. Clitheroe gradually took a hold of the game after the break and took the lead in the 60th minute when Joe Roberts' clever lob forward released Alex Porter on a run into the box and he drilled home from close range. The win was sealed in the 86th minute with a second goal for Clitheroe. Full back James Heywood played a great ball across the box and Ashley Parillon prodded it onto the bar just in front of the keeper and then reacted quickly to nod in the rebound.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss (Chris Smalley), Ryan Fisher(c), Jack Higgins, Joe Roberts (Liam McManus), Ollie Devenney (Dan Kinsey), Ashley Parillon, Tom Williams, Alan Coar, Alex Porter. Subs - Liam McManus, Dan Kinsey, Chris Smalley. Not used - Phil Eastwood.


Sat 20/11/10
- Leigh Genesis 1 Clitheroe 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 105
Clitheroe named an unchanged team from the previous match.

Clitheroe continued their winning streak away from home but had to withstand some late pressure before taking the points. The Blues completely dominated the first half creating numerous good chances that were thwarted in front of goal. Leigh Genesis surprisingly took the lead in the 31st minute but Clitheroe equalised in the 36th minute when Tom Williams rose highest at the far post to nod the ball home. They took the lead in the 43rd minute when Alex Porter's shot was parried and Danny Williams' follow-up attempt was blocked right in front of goal. Just as the ball drifted out of the penalty area Joe Roberts latched onto it and placed a well-struck low drive into the bottom corner. The home side were much improved after the break and struck the woodwork for the second time in the match as they searched for the equaliser. Clitheroe continued to create chances with some delightful football at times but had to endure a frantic final couples of minutes before the final whistle went.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss, Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown(c) (Jack Higgins), Joe Roberts, Alex Porter, Ashley Parillon, Tom Williams, Mark Jackson (Phil Eastwood), Danny Williams (Ollie Devenney). Subs - Jack Higgins, Ollie Devenney, Phil Eastwood. Not used - Alan Coar, Dan Kinsey.


Tue 16/11/10
- Bamber Bridge 1 Clitheroe 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 184
Ryan Fisher replaced Jack Higgins in defence, Tom Williams and Joe Roberts replaced Liam McManus and Gavinlee Ellison in midfield, Danny Williams played more forward to replace Alan Coar with Alex Porter coming in to play in midfield.

Clitheroe took the points with a much improved second half performance. Bamber Bridge dominated the opening half hour and the Blues had to wait until close to half time before they finally got on top and finished the half strongly. Clitheroe stepped up a gear after the break and dominated as much as the home side had done in the first half. They took the lead in the 60th minute when Joe Roberts drove a low shot in from distance and Alex Porter diverted the ball past the diving keeper in a packed penalty area. Brig equalised in the 76th minute but Clitheroe regained the lead in the 82nd minute when Kev Brown backheeled the ball in the penalty area and Mark Jackson swivelled to fire home the loose ball. Bamber Bridge were reduced to 9 men and threw the goalie forward in a frantic finale but the Blues held on to take all 3 points.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss, Ryan Fisher (Jack Higgins), Kev Brown(c), Joe Roberts (Ollie Devenney), Alex Porter, Ashley Parillon, Tom Williams (Dan Kinsey), Mark Jackson, Danny Williams. Subs - Ollie Devenney, Dan Kinsey, Jack Higgins. Not used - Alan Coar, Phil Eastwood.


Sat 13/11/10
- Clitheroe 0 Curzon Ashton 3 (Evo-Stik League) Att 235
Liam McManus replaced Tom Williams in midfield in the only change from the previous game.

Clitheroe were beaten by a decent and determined Curzon Ashton side who shocked Shawbridge by taking a very early 1st minute lead. They doubled the lead in the 30th minute and added a third in the 50th minute to seal a very good win over the Blues.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss, Jack Higgins, Kev Brown(c), Gavinlee Ellison (Joe Roberts), Liam McManus (Tom Williams), Ashley Parillon, Alan Coar (Alex Porter), Mark Jackson, Danny Williams. Subs - Tom Williams, Alex Porter, Joe Roberts. Not used - Ryan Fisher, Ollie Devenney.


Tue 09/11/10
- Kendal Town 2 Clitheroe 3 (Lancashire Cup) Att 78
Alan Coar replaced Alex Porter up front in the only change from the previous game.

Clitheroe came from 2 goals down to win this tie and progress in the Co-Operatives Challenge Trophy (Lancs Cup). Kendal took the lead in the 7th minute and doubled it in the 19th minute but the Blues continued to create chances. Gavinlee Ellison went close with a header from Ashley Parillon's freekick and Mark Jackson had four very good chances that went close. Clitheroe pulled a goal back in the 43rd minute when Alan Coar ran onto Ashley Parillon's threaded pass through the middle and slotted home to make it 2-1 at half time. The equaliser came in the 68th minute when Liam McManus latched onto the ball close to goal and was fouled by the keeper as he rounded him, Danny Williams firing home the resulting penalty. The winning goal came in the 74th minute when Mark Jackson finally got on the scoresheet when he drove home a low shot from the edge of the box.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss, Jack Higgins, Kev Brown(c), Gavinlee Ellison, Tom Williams (Zach Clark), Ashley Parillon (Liam McManus), Alan Coar, Mark Jackson, Danny Williams. Subs - Zach Clark, Liam McManus. Not used - Joe Roberts, Chris Smalley, Dan Kinsey.


Sat 06/11/10
- Warrington Town 0 Clitheroe 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 154
Gavinlee Ellison replaced Joe Roberts in midfield and Alex Porter replaced Ryan Fisher to start up front in a more familiar 4-4-2 formation.

Clitheroe edged this tight game thanks to two goals just before half time. An even first half looked to be ending goalless until Mark Jackson controlled a ball on the edge of the penalty box and then made space to fire home a low shot to give Clitheroe a 43rd minute lead. They doubled the lead from an own goal in the 44th minute when Alex Porter's freekick was headed home by a defender under pressure from Tom Williams. The Blues shaded the second half though keeper Danny MacDonald had to make several decent saves to deny the home side.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss, Jack Higgins, Kev Brown(c), Gavinlee Ellison, Alex Porter (Liam McManus), Ashley Parillon, Tom Williams, Mark Jackson, Danny Williams. Sub - Liam McManus. Not used - Joe Roberts, Chris Smalley, Alan Coar, Dan Kinsey.


Sat 30/10/10
- Whitby Town 3 Clitheroe 1 (FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round) Att 265
Danny MacDonald replaced Ben Proctor in goal, James Heywood replaced Liam McManus in defence, Ryan Fisher and Danny Williams replaced Ollie Devenney and Alex Porter in midfield and Mark Jackson replaced Louis Mayers up front.

Clitheroe went out of the FA Trophy with this defeat on the East coast. The Blues made a great start when they took the lead in the 2nd minute, Ashley Parillon rising to head home a ball into the box from Joe Roberts. Mark Jackson had a great chance to double the lead but his shot was well saved by the home keeper. Whitby equalised in the 29th minute to leave an evenly contested first half all square at the interval. The hosts stepped up their game for the second half and took the lead in the 68th minute with a deflected shot that looped over keeper Danny MacDonald. There was nothing fortunate about their third goal which was lashed in from fully 40 yards in the 70th minute. Sub Ollie Devenney drilled a low shot from the edge of the box narrowly wide and Tom Williams had a strong run into the area late on that produced a decent save from a well struck shot.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss (Louis Mayers), Jack Higgins, Kev Brown(c) (Ollie Devenney), Joe Roberts, Ryan Fisher (Chris Smalley), Ashley Parillon, Tom Williams, Mark Jackson, Danny Williams. Subs - Ollie Devenney, Chris Smalley, Louis Mayers. Not used - Dan Kinsey, Ben Proctor.


Tue 26/10/10
- Clitheroe 1 Bamber Bridge 2 (Evo-Stik League Presidents Cup) Att 306
Kev Brown replaced Ryan Fisher in defence, Liam McManus moved back to replace James Heywood in defence with Ashley Parillon coming in to midfield, Alex Porter made his full debut in place of Danny Williams in midfield and Louis Mayers replaced Mark Jackson up front.

Clitheroe created many chances but came up against a keeper who denied them time after time. The Blues took the lead in the 23rd minute when Louis Mayers was felled in the penalty area and Ashley Parillon made no mistake from the penalty spot. Bamber Bridge equalised in the 37th minute to level the scores at half time. The visitors scored again in the 50th minute to gain the advantage and Clitheroe continued to create many chances but just could not find a way past an excellent keeper.

Team : Ben Proctor, Liam McManus (Chris Smalley), Lydon Hodgkiss, Jack Higgins, Kev Brown(c), Ollie Devenney, Ashley Parillon, Joe Roberts, Tom Williams, Louis Mayers, Alex Porter. Subs - Chris Smalley, Ryan Fisher, Dan Kinsey. Not used - Danny MacDonald, Phil Eastwood.


Sat 23/10/10
- Trafford 1 Clitheroe 1 (Evo-Stik League) Att 133
Jack Higgins replaced Kev Brown in defence in the only change from the last match. New signing Alex Porter made his debut from the subs bench.

Clitheroe conceded another late goal and had to settle for a point when all three were there for the taking. They started well and took an 18th minute lead when some ping-pong football inside the Trafford goal area finally saw Tom Williams knock the ball home. The Blues created further chances and should have been more than just a single goal ahead at the halftime break. The home side came out for the second half more determined and the game was much more even than the first 45 minutes. Mark Jackson created space inside the area to turn and fire in a low shot that was well saved at the foot of the post by the home keeper. Trafford had a good spell on top and equalised in the 85th minute to set up a frantic final period with both sides looking for the winner. The best chance fell to Ashley Parillon who won the ball out towards the right wing before homing in on goal and firing in a hard shot only for the keeper to palm the rising ball over the bar for a corner.

Team : Ben Proctor, James Heywood (Chris Smalley), Lydon Hodgkiss, Ryan Fisher(c), Jack Higgins, Joe Roberts (Ashley Parillon), Liam McManus, Ollie Devenney, Tom Williams, Mark Jackson (Alex Porter), Danny Williams. Subs - Chris Smalley, Ashley Parillon, Alex Porter. Not used - Louis Mayers, Phil Eastwood.


Tue 19/10/10
- Prescot Cables 1 Clitheroe 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 169
Ben Proctor replaced the suspended Danny MacDonald in goal in the only change from the last match.

Clitheroe were on top for long spells in this game and they took the lead in the 11th minute when a good move down the right led to the Prescot keeper parrying a Tom Williams low driven cross and Danny Williams was on hand in the 6 yard box to fire home the loose ball. Prescot stepped up a gear after the break but the Blues were soon back on top though they couldn't get the 2nd goal that would have killed the home team off. Instead, it was Prescot who scored next with an equaliser in the 65th minute. Clitheroe soon restored their advantage in the 68th minute when Tom Williams poked a ball through for Ollie Devenney to run onto and drive the ball across the keeper into the far corner from 15 yards.

Team : Ben Proctor, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss, Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown(c) (Jack Higgins), Joe Roberts, Liam McManus, Ollie Devenney, Tom Williams, Mark Jackson, Danny Williams (Ashley Parillon). Subs - Jack Higgins, Ashley Parillon. Not used - Louis Mayers, Dan Kinsey, Phil Eastwood.


Sat 16/10/10
- Burscough 0 Clitheroe 2 (FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round) Att 201
Lydon Hodgkiss and Kev Brown replaced Craig Naylor and Jonathan Forbes in defence, Liam McManus replaced Dan Kinsey in midfield and Tom Williams replaced Bobby Langford up front.

Clitheroe progressed to the next round of the FA Trophy with this impressive victory at Premier Division side Burscough. The Blues shaded the first half and took the lead in the 41st minute when Ollie Devenney played in Danny Williams on a run into the penalty area and he slotted home from 6 yards. Clitheroe dominated the second half and doubled the lead in the 79th minute when Danny Williams floated in a cross from the left wing and Tom Williams rose highest to head home from inside the 6 yard box.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss, Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown(c), Joe Roberts, Liam McManus, Ollie Devenney, Tom Williams, Mark Jackson, Danny Williams. Subs not used - Louis Mayers, Jack Higgins, Dan Kinsey, Phil Eastwood.


Tue 12/10/10
- Lancaster City 5 Clitheroe 2 (Evo-Stik League Cup) Att 133
Craig Naylor and Jonathan Forbes replaced Lydon Hodgkiss and Kev Brown in defence, Dan Kinsey and Ollie Devenney replaced Liam McManus and Ashley Parillon in midfield while new signing Bobby Langford made his debut up front in place of Tom Williams.

Clitheroe went out of the League Cup in the first round. They fell behind as early as the 4th minute and were two down after just 10 minutes. Lancaster scored a third goal in the 27th minute and opened up a four goal interval lead with another in the 38th minute. The Blues started the second half brighter and pulled a goal back in the 48th minute when Louis Mayers played a good forward pass into the penalty area for Mark Jackson to drive home. The home side scored a fifth goal in the 74th minute and Clitheroe finished the scoring with a beauty in the 90th minute, Ashley Parillon picking up the ball just outside the box before teeing himself up and firing home over ex-Blues keeper Martin Fearon.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Craig Naylor, Ryan Fisher(c), Jonathan Forbes, Joe Roberts (Liam McManus), Dan Kinsey (Louis Mayers), Ollie Devenney, Bobby Langford (Ashley Parillon), Mark Jackson, Danny Williams. Subs - Liam McManus, Louis Mayers, Ashley Parillon. Not used - Lydon Hodgkiss, Tom Williams.


Sat 09/10/10
- Clitheroe 1 Bamber Bridge 1 (Evo-Stik League) Att 402
New signing James Heywood made his debut in defence in place of Jack Higgins and Liam McManus came into midfield at the expense of striker Alan Coar.

Clitheroe again fell to a late equaliser at home and had to settle for a draw in this well attended derby clash. The Blues came closest to opening the scoring in the first half when Kev Brown glanced on a cross and Mark Jackson diverted the ball with his chest but saw it strike the post and then be cleared to safety. The second half again saw few clear cut chances created by either side but the deadlock was finally broken by Clitheroe in the 75th minute. A cross into the box from Louis Mayers saw Liam McManus challenge for the ball and it dropped nicely into the path of Tom Williams who fired home with a rasping shot from 10 yards. The Blues looked to have done enough to keep the visitors out but they equalised deep into added-on time.

Team : Danny MacDonald, James Heywood, Lydon Hodgkiss, Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown(c), Joe Roberts, Liam McManus, Ashley Parillon (Ollie Devenney), Tom Williams (Dan Kinsey), Mark Jackson (Louis Mayers), Danny Williams. Subs - Ollie Devenney, Louis Mayers, Dan Kinsey. Not used - Jonathan Forbes, Craig Naylor.


Tue 05/10/10
- Clitheroe 2 Ossett Albion 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 229
Tom Williams moved back to replace Alex Brees in midfield with Alan Coar coming in to replace him up front.

Clitheroe scored a very late equaliser to salvage a point in this entertaining game despite playing for over an hour with just 10 men and with a stand-in keeper. The Blues started brightly and had the upper hand before keeper Danny MacDonald was sent off in the 25th minute for a foul just outside the penalty area. He appeared to air-kick as he missed the ball in an attempted clearance and instead felled the advancing Ossett striker to receive a straight red card. Defender Jack Higgins donned the keeper's jersey for the rest of the match.The 10 men took the lead though in the 34th minute when Joe Roberts advanced through the middle before unleashing a powerful drive from 35 yards into the top left hand corner, a real goal of the season contender. The visitors equalised in the 40th minute to leave the interval scoreline all square. Ossett set out to threaten the stand-in keeper more in the second half and they took the lead with a header from a corner in the 66th minute. Clitheroe did not give up and Alan Coar forced a superb save with a rasping drive from the edge of the box. As time was running out Louis Mayers had a glorious opportunity to level the scores but he put his effort just wide of the far post. The equaliser did come though in the 90th minute when a loose ball in the box was driven goalwards by Ashley Parillon, the keeper parried it and Louis Mayers acrobatically connected to fire the ball high into the net.


Team : Danny MacDonald, Jack Higgins, Lydon Hodgkiss, Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown(c), Joe Roberts, Tom Williams (Ollie Devenney), Ashley Parillon, Alan Coar (Louis Mayers), Mark Jackson, Danny Williams. Subs - Ollie Devenney, Louis Mayers. Not used - Jonathan Forbes, Dan Kinsey, Liam McManus.


Sat 02/10/10
- Clitheroe 5 Leek Town 0 (FA Trophy Preliminary Round) Att 242
Lydon Hodgkiss moved back to replace Craig Naylor in defence with Joe Roberts coming in to replace him in midfield. Liam McManus made his first appearance of the season from the subs bench.

Clitheroe progressed comfortably to the next round of the FA Trophy with this thumping victory over a poor Leek Town side. The Blues opened the scoring in the 4th minute when Tom Williams' close range shot was parried and Mark Jackson reacted quickly to the loose ball to loop a header into the net. They doubled the lead in the 14th minute when a great pass down the middle released Danny Williams on a charge into the box and he managed to squeeze the ball home from 15 yards just as he was tackled. The visitors did then have a good ten minute spell in which they fluffed a few excellent chances before Clitheroe scored their third goal in the 35th minute. The Leek keeper let a decent Danny Williams’ cross pass over him and Alex Brees crashed a header against the far post but Ashley Parillon was on hand to knock home the rebound. The visitors made a couple of changes for the start of the second half but soon conceded a fourth goal in the 46th minute when Danny Williams was released down the left wing and his superb cross again evaded the keeper and this time Alex Brees volleyed the ball home at the back post with his foot. Clitheroe completed the rout in the 77th minute when Liam McManus found Joe Roberts in space in the penalty area and he had plenty of time to pick his spot and drive the ball home from 10 yards. The Blues now face Premier Division side Burscough away in the next round.


Team : Danny MacDonald, Jack Higgins, Lydon Hodgkiss, Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown(c), Joe Roberts, Alex Brees, Ashley Parillon (Liam McManus), Tom Williams (Alan Coar), Mark Jackson (Louis Mayers), Danny Williams. Subs - Alan Coar, Louis Mayers, Liam McManus. Not used - Chris Smalley.


Sat 25/09/10
- Clitheroe 2 Radcliffe Borough 0 (Evo-Stik League) Att 236
Ryan Fisher replaced Chris Smalley in defence and Alex Brees replaced Joe Roberts in midfield.

Clitheroe had to be patient to win this gritty encounter after an uneventful first half finished goalless. The Blues took the lead in the 58th minute when a defender hooked the ball clear but only as far as Tom Williams who quickly released Ashley Parillon on a run into the box to finish with a deft strike. He almost doubled the lead minutes later when he met an Alex Brees cross right in front of goal but a decent reflex save from the keeper kept the ball out. The visitors piled on the pressure in the closing stages but were caught out in the 90th minute when Joe Roberts' long range pass found Tom Williams on a strong run into the box and he finished from close range to seal the victory.


Team : Danny MacDonald, Jack Higgins, Craig Naylor (Joe Roberts), Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown(c), Lydon Hodgkiss, Alex Brees (Alan Coar), Ashley Parillon, Tom Williams, Mark Jackson (Louis Mayers), Danny Williams. Subs - Joe Roberts, Alan Coar, Louis Mayers. Not used - Chris Smalley, Ollie Devenney.


Tue 21/09/10
- Clitheroe 2 AFC Fylde 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 263
Chris Smalley replaced Jonathan Forbes in defence and Danny Williams replaced Alex Brees in midfield.

Clitheroe again had to settle for a share of the points after conceding late goals when they'd seemingly done enough to take all three points. Both sides created early chances in an even first half that ended goalless. The Blues took the lead in the 52nd minute when Mark Jackson's penalty kick bounced back off the crossbar and after a goalmouth melee the ball was driven home by Ashley Parillon. They doubled the lead in the 60th minute when Joe Roberts floated a long ball into the box and Tom Williams rose highest to glance a header past the visiting keeper. AFC Fylde were given a lifline in the 80th minute when slack play at the back led to them advancing and slotting the ball home and they equalised in the 85th minute to deny Clitheroe what would have been a valuable victory.


Team : Danny MacDonald, Chris Smalley, Craig Naylor, Jack Higgins, Kev Brown(c), Joe Roberts, Lydon Hodgkiss (Gavinlee Ellison), Ashley Parillon, Tom Williams, Mark Jackson (Alan Coar), Danny Williams (Louis Mayers). Subs - Alan Coar, Louis Mayers, Gavinlee Ellison. Not used - Jack Duggan, Ollie Devenney.


Sat 18/09/10
- Woodley Sports 0 Clitheroe 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 116
Keeper Danny MacDonald from West Lancs Premier side Freckleton made his debut in place of Ben Proctor in goal, Jonathan Forbes and Jack Higgins replaced Chris Smalley and Ryan Fisher in defence, Joe Roberts and Lydon Hodgkiss replaced Jason Jones and Ollie Devenney in midfield, Tom Williams replaced Alan Coar up front.

A much changed Clitheroe side put in a sterling display on the artificial surface and were rewarded with 3 points and a clean sheet. New keeper Danny MacDonald made an early low diving save from a central freekick and the Blues were equal to anything their hosts created. Clitheroe took the lead after 45 minutes when Alex Brees played a diagonal pass into the penalty area and a superb first touch and turn by Ashley Parillion saw him create space to drill a low shot home. The Blues continued the good work after the break and secured the points in the 87th minute when Tom Williams threaded a pass through for Ashley Parillon to take on and confidently slot home for his second goal of the game.


Team : Danny MacDonald, Jonathan Forbes (Jack Duggan), Craig Naylor (Ollie Devenney), Jack Higgins, Kev Brown(c), Joe Roberts, Alex Brees, Ashley Parillon, Tom Williams, Mark Jackson, Lydon Hodgkiss. Subs - Jack Duggan, Ollie Devenney. Not used - Alan Coar, Louis Mayers, Phil Eastwood.


Tue 14/09/10
- Clitheroe 0 Chorley 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 401
Craig Naylor replaced Jonathan Forbes in defence and Ollie Devenney replaced Jack Higgins in midfield.

Clitheroe were beaten by a decent Chorley side who scored 2 first half goals.


Team : Ben Proctor, Chris Smalley (Jack Higgins), Craig Naylor (Louis Mayers), Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown, Ashley Parillon, Alex Brees, Jason Jones(c), Alan Coar, Mark Jackson, Ollie Devenney (Tom Williams). Subs - Tom Williams, Jack Higgins, Louis Mayers. Not used - Lydon Hodgkiss, Joe Roberts.


Sat 11/09/10
- Harrogate RA 1 Clitheroe 4 (Evo-Stik League) Att 94
Jonathan Forbes and Ryan Fisher replaced Lydon Hodgkiss and Jack Higgins in defence, Jason Jones and Jack Higgins replaced Ollie Devenney and Tom Williams in midfield and Alan Coar replaced Phil Eastwood up front.

Clitheroe bounced back to winning ways and with it returned to second place in the table. They had to wait until the 42nd minute to break the deadlock when Mark Jackson's 25 yard freekick struck a post and Chris Smalley was on hand to knock in the rebound.
The Blues started the second half brightly and doubled their lead in the 50th minute when Mark Jackson's goal-bound effort was parried by the keeper and Alex Brees scooped home the loose ball. Mark Jackson was involved in the third goal after 52 minutes when he pulled the ball back for Alan Coar to fire home from 8 yards. The fourth goal came in the 64th minute when Mark Jackson capped a fine display with a well deserved goal of his own after creating space in the goal area and firing home. Harrogate pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 79th minute.

Team : Ben Proctor, Jonathan Forbes (Ollie Devenney), Chris Smalley, Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown, Ashley Parillon, Alex Brees, Jason Jones(c) (Joe Roberts), Alan Coar, Mark Jackson (Louis Mayers), Jack Higgins. Subs - Ollie Devenney, Joe Roberts, Louis Mayers. Not used - Lydon Hodgkiss, Tom Williams.


Tue 07/09/10
- Cammell Laird 3 Clitheroe 0 (Evo-Stik League) Att 73
Lydon Hodgkiss replaced Jonathan Forbes in defence, Ollie Devenney replaced Joe Roberts in midfield and Phil Eastwood replaced Louis Mayers up front. Dan Kinsey made his debut from the subs bench.

Although enjoying the better of the first half Clitheroe fell behind after 37 minutes to a deflection and went in at halftime a goal down. A lacklustre second half performance saw further goals conceded in the 68th and 71st minutes, the latter from the penalty spot.


Team : Ben Proctor, Chris Smalley, Lydon Hodgkiss, Jack Higgins, Kev Brown(c), Ashley Parillon, Alex Brees, Ollie Devenney (Joe Roberts), Phil Eastwood (Alan Coar), Mark Jackson, Tom Williams (Dan Kinsey). Subs - Ollie Devenney, Jason Jones. Not used - Ryan Fisher, Louis Mayers.


Sat 04/09/10
- Clitheroe 2 Skelmersdale United 2 (Evo-Stik League) Att 332
Tom Williams replaced injured Danny Williams in midfield in the only change from the previous match.

Clitheroe conceded a very late goal and with it missed the chance to go top of the table. An even first half was brought to life just before half time when Skem took the lead in the 43rd minute and the Blues equalised in the 45th minute after Tom Williams had turned his marker and was brought down inside the penalty area. The visiting keeper moved off his line to save the resultant spotkick but Mark Jackson made no mistake with his retaken penalty. Clitheroe took the lead in the 65th minute when Mark Jackson was first to Jonathan Forbes' long throw in and he headed past the keeper from 6 yards. Skem piled on the pressure in the closing stages and got their reward with a 90th minute leveller as they threw all men forward for a corner.

Team : Ben Proctor, Jonathan Forbes, Chris Smalley, Jack Higgins, Kev Brown(c), Ashley Parillon, Alex Brees, Joe Roberts (Ollie Devenney), Louis Mayers (Jason Jones), Mark Jackson, Tom Williams. Subs - Ollie Devenney, Jason Jones. Not used - Alan Coar, Phil Eastwood, Lydon Hodgkiss.


Mon 30/08/10
- Salford City 2 Clitheroe 3 (Evo-Stik League) Att 153
Jonathan Forbes and Jack Higgins (making his debut) replaced Marc Taylor and Jack Duggan in defence, Joe Roberts replaced Jason Jones in midfield and Louis Mayers replaced Tom Williams up front.

Clitheroe scored a last minute winner to take all 3 points after seeing a 2 goal advantage pulled back. The Blues took the lead in the 18th minute when Ashley Parillon curled in a low shot from the edge of the penalty box with the outside of his boot. The second goal came after 59 minutes when a long free kick from keeper Ben Proctor sailed over everyone for Alex Brees to run onto and slot past the Salford keeper. The home side then had a good spell on top and pulled a goal back in the 69th minute before scoring the equaliser in the 86th minute. Both teams then had chances in the closing minutes to steal the points and it was Clitheroe who scored the winner in the 90th minute when a superb pass from Mark Jackson found Ollie Devenney's run into the box and he threaded the ball past the keeper into the empty net from 15 yards.

Team : Ben Proctor, Jonathan Forbes, Chris Smalley, Jack Higgins, Kev Brown(c), Ashley Parillon (Ollie Devenney), Alex Brees, Joe Roberts, Louis Mayers (Alan Coar), Mark Jackson, Danny Williams (Tom Williams). Subs - Alan Coar, Tom Williams, Ollie Devenney. Not used - Dan Kinsey, Phil Eastwood.


Sat 28/08/10
- Bacup Borough 5 Clitheroe 3 (FA Cup) Att 101
Marc Taylor and Jack Duggan made their debuts in place of Craig Naylor and Ryan Fisher in defence while Tom Williams replaced Alan Coar up front. Ollie Devenney made his debut from the subs' bench..

Clitheroe bowed out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle with this disappointing defeat. The Blues took a 25th minute lead through Mark Jackson and kept the slender advantage at the halftime break. Within 5 minutes of the restart the Vodkat League club were ahead with goals in the 47th and 50th minutes.
Clitheroe equalised with a goal from Danny Williams in the 57th minute but Bacup regained the lead in the 60th minute. They put the tie beyond doubt with further goals in the 84th and 86th minutes before Clitheroe notched a late third through an own goal after Alex Brees' cross was diverted home by a defender.

Team : Ben Proctor, Marc Taylor, Chris Smalley, Jack Duggan, Kev Brown, Ashley Parillon (Ollie Devenney), Alex Brees, Jason Jones(c), Tom Williams (Alan Coar), Mark Jackson (Phil Eastwood), Danny Williams. Subs - Alan Coar, Phil Eastwood, Ollie Devenney. Not used - Tom Entwistle, Jonathan Forbes.


Tue 24/08/10
- Clitheroe 5 Mossley 0 (Evo-Stik League) Att 221
Ashley Parillon replaced Gavinlee Ellison in midfield in the only change from the previous match.

Clitheroe finished strongly to rout old rivals Mossley in a very good team display. The Blues opened the scoring after 27 minutes when Chris Smalley firmly drove home a low shot from 8 yards and the first half finished with that slender lead. The second goal came after 72 minutes when Mark Jackson turned and slotted home from inside the 6 yard box and in the 75th minute Danny Williams met Alex Brees' cross with a back post header to make it 3-0. The fourth goal in the 83rd minute was a terrific individual goal from Tom Williams who outpaced a defender to a clearance from a corner before homing in on goal and firing home from just inside the penalty area. The final goal came in the 89th minute when Louis Mayers headed the ball back across the 6 yard box for Jason Jones to smash into the net.

Team : Ben Proctor, Chris Smalley, Craig Naylor, Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown, Ashley Parillon, Alex Brees, Jason Jones(c), Alan Coar (Tom Williams), Mark Jackson (Louis Mayers), Danny Williams (Phil Eastwood). Subs - Louis Mayers, Phil Eastwood, Tom Williams. Not used - Jack Higgins, Tom Entwistle.


Sat 21/08/10
- Durham City 1 Clitheroe 1 (Evo-Stik League) Att 129
Ben Proctor, Chris Smalley, Craig Naylor and Mark Jackson made their debuts in the starting 11 while Tom Entwistle, Phil Eastwood and Tom Williams made their debuts from the subs bench.

Clitheroe will be happy with a point from their away trip to Durham's plastic pitch but they created enough chances to have taken all 3. They fell behind after 23 minutes to a low drilled shot but equalised in the 55th minute when Danny Williams fired home from close range.

Team : Ben Proctor, Chris Smalley, Craig Naylor, Ryan Fisher, Kev Brown, Gavinlee Ellison (Tom Entwistle), Alex Brees, Jason Jones(c), Alan Coar (Phil Eastwood), Mark Jackson (Tom Williams), Danny Williams. Subs - Tom Entwistle, Phil Eastwood, Tom Williams. Not used - Jack Higgins, Louis Mayers.

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