Clitheroe boss wants his side to start gathering momentum after impressive win

Blues boss Simon Garner
Blues boss Simon Garner

Blues boss Simon Garner is urging his players to build on their emphatic victory against Ossett Town at the weekend.

Ross Dent and Sefton Gonzales both hit doubles in West Yorkshire while Christopher Lynch added to the rout. David Brown’s stoppage time penalty was merely a consolation for the hosts.

Following the 5-1 triumph at the 4G Voice and Data Stadium, Garner said: “It was a great win. I’ve played there so many times in the past and never got a result as a manager or a player so I was made up to finally get rid of that hoodoo.

“We played really well, it was just unfortunate that we switched off late on and I conceded a last minute penalty. It was virtually the last kick of the game.

“But it was a very good performance and we played some very nice football. It was very pleasing because it’s a tough place to go. It was emphatic in the end.

“It feels good to get back to winning ways because it’s been a bit of a monkey on our back. It’s our first win of 2016 but we’ve only played four games.”

Clitheroe entertain New Mills at Shawbridge on Saturday (kick off 3 p.m.), with the media dubbing the Derbyshire side as the ‘worst team in England’.

The Millers ended a 26-game losing streak earlier in the month when earning a 2-2 draw with Witton Albion at Wincham Park.

However, Garner knows his players won’t go in to the game with a complacent attitude. “Hopefully we can build on our last win and put a run together now,” he said. “The weekend was the first time that we’ve had too many players to choose from in months.

“That’s a massive positive because players are fighting for their places in the squad as well as the team.

“We’ll be expected to beat New Mills because they haven’t won yet this season. They picked up their first point the other weekend so they’ll be as high as they’ve ever been. We can’t take them lightly.”