Six-shooters Clitheroe look in good shape

Clitheroe boss Simon Haworth deep in thought at Silsden on Saturday		Picture: Peter Ryan

Clitheroe boss Simon Haworth deep in thought at Silsden on Saturday Picture: Peter Ryan

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Clitheroe twice put six past North West Counties League opposition asthey continued their pre-season preparations over the week.

On Saturday, the Blues claimed a 6-2 win at Silsden, before, on Tuesday night, making the short trip to Barnoldswick Town, where Simon Haworth’s side earned a 6-1 victory.

At Silsden, Clitheroe took an early lead through Kurt Willoughby, and were 2-0 up at half-time, before a goal-laden second half.

Alex Newby made it 3-0 from a cross from new signing Modou Cham, and the Blues went on to add another three goals, with Dimitri Tuanzebe rounding off the scoring.

The Blues then hit another six goals at the Silentnight Beds Stadium in another impressive showing.

l Cham arrived at Shawbridge last week, the Gambian-born winger having previously spent two years as a professional at Blackburn Rovers, while he had a spell on loan at Stockport County last season.

Cham said on clitheroefc.co.uk: “I got a call from Clitheroe’s first team coach Irfan, and he arranged to meet me in Bolton.

“He spoke to me about the philosophy and ethos the manager Simon Haworth will be bringing to the football club, and I was impressed.

“After the first two sessions the training and coaching I had took part in from Simon, Gareth and Irfan was just as good as, or in some cases even better, than what I have had in my career up to now.

“After speaking to the gaffer I knew straight away he is a man I can learn so much from. I felt this is the right place for me to develop further as a player.”

Clitheroe will open their 2016/17 Evo-Stik First Division North campaign with a trip to Ossett Albion on Saturday, August 13th, followed by a visit from Scarborough Athletic on the 20th.

The Blues are in action on Christmas Eve at Scarborough Athletic, and Colne come to Shawbridge on Boxing Day.