There’s no better feeling than the joy of six for Clitheroe FC boss Simon Garner.
The Blues extended their purple patch to six games unbeaten this week, finding the net six times in successive outings.
Supporters at Shawbridge have been graced with a feast of goals over the last few days, as Garner’s men beat Droylsden 6-1 to move to fourth in the Evo-Stik First Division North, before they hammered Prescot Cables 6-0 in the first round of the Doodson League Cup.
And six different scorers did the damage against the Merseysiders midweek, as Michael Hampson, Louis Mayers and James Heywood gave the hosts a three-goal cushion at the interval, before Sefton Gonzales, Scott Harries and Jonathan Hession rounded off the scoring.
“I wouldn’t change anything at the moment,” said Garner, who completed his first 90 minutes of the term against the Bloods at the weekend. “We want to keep this run going as long as possible.
“The League Cup isn’t our biggest priority, but we knew that a win would keep this momentum going. We made some changes and utilised the squad. They all did really well and it’s another great result.”
He added: “When you’re winning, everybody is going to be happy and confidence is sky high. These types of runs don’t come around too often, but we’re determined to keep it going for as long as possible so that we can stabilise our position.
“We’re fourth at the moment, and that’s a good position to be in. It’s the best team that I’ve had here; they’re a great set of lads.
“It’s a good place to be at the moment, but we can’t rest on our laurels or let standards drop. There’s no room for complacency or else we’ll get punished.”
The club also saw star striker Gonzales put pen to paper during the week in a deal that will keep him in the Ribble Valley until the end of the season.
The striker has scored five times since his return from Stockport County.
“It’s great that lads like this want to commit to us,” Garner said. “We’ve added Ben (Woodhead) and Sefton over the last couple of weeks and they’re two massive players for us.
“Those additions have helped us to kick on and provided us with the opportunity to maintain our position. They are both in really good form along with the rest of the squad.”