Clitheroe FC ‘in contention’ as season ends

Simon Nangle keeps the ball under control.
Simon Nangle keeps the ball under control.
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BLUES boss Paul Moore refuses to treat the final four fixtures of the campaign as cup finals.

Games against Ossett Albion, Curzon Ashton, New Mills and Trafford - three of which are in the top six in the First Division North - will decide Clitheroe’s fate. However, Moore refuses to put unneccessary pressure on his players.

“We’ve got some big games - I wouldn’t necessarily say cup finals - but we’re playing teams around us who are also challenging for a play-off spot,” said Moore. “It makes it very exciting.

“Our supporters must be happy because we’ve given them something to cheer for the entire season. That’s what the football season should be about.”

Moore added: “We’re in contention and there’s lots to play for.

“There’s an excited nervousness in the dressing room at the moment because the lads have never been in this position before. They could be the first team ever to achieve a top five finish at this level for Clitheroe Football Club which would be great.”

The Blues entertain lowly Ossett Albion on Saturday (kick-off 3 p.m.) at Shawbridge.