Newby is hat-trick hero again

Alex Newby
Alex Newby

Alex Newby hit a hat-trick as Clitheroe beat derby rivals Bamber Bridge 3-1 on Tuesday night to stay in the play-off hunt.

Newby, who also claimed the matchball in the 4-1 win at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium in October, bagged all three goals against Neil Reynolds’ side, in front of a terrific crowd of 419 at Shawbridge.

Newby produced a fine finish to put the Blues ahead six minutes before the break, and added two more in the space of three minutes before the hour.

Midway through the half, Jamie Milligan pulled one back with a superb free kick, but Clitheroe were convincing winners, and sit two points behind fourth place Trafford ahead of tomorrow’s home game with Ossett Albion and the trip to Colne on Monday.