Wins for Curzon Ashton, Ashton United and Mossley, Hyde FC and Stalybridge Celtic both lost and Droylsden were knocked out of the FA Trophy.
FA TROPHY PRELIMINARY ROUND
Droylsden were knocked out of th FA Trophy at the first hurdle this season despite an impressive second half. However, despite coming back from two behind, The Bloods suffered a sucker punch with a minute left, from which they could not recover.
Clitheroe took the lead on 16 minutes when Sam Dickinson connected with Matt Fearon’s header across the face of goal from a Danny Morton cross.
And just six minutes later, ex-Blood, Sefton Gonzales, came back to haunt his old team-mates by doubling their lead from Richard Burns’s cross, leaving the Bloods with a two-goal deficit at the break.
However, just before the hour mark Ciaran Kilheeney pulled one back from the spot, and the droylsden put their hosts under much pressure, which finally paid off with four minutes remaining, when Kilheeney again scored from a penalty kick.
A deserved replay looked a certainty, but Clitheroe scored a winner in the dying minutes.
VANAMARA CONFERENCE NORTH
Hyde Fc went down 3-1 to Boston in the Vanamara Conference North, the Tigers got a consolation goal courtesy of Joe Cronchie. Stalybridge Celtic went down 2-1 at Bower Field to Colwyn Bay, despite being 2-0 down at half time. Celtic were unlucky to be on the losing side after putting Colwyn Bay under intense pressure Anthony Malborn got one back for Celtic after the break and found himself nearly grabbing a second near the end.
EVOSTIK PREMIER NORTH
Curzon Ashton collected another 3 points to put pressure on the top two at the Tameside Stadium, beating Trafford. Curzon's goals came from Ryan Brooke and a penalty converted by Samuel Walker. Ashton United recorded their second victory in a week with a fine victory at Nantwich Town, Matt chadwick scored twice and Lee Rick added a third in a 3-1 victory for the Robins.
EVOSTIK FIRST DIVISION NORTH
Mossley had an excellent away win at Warrington Town ending the game 2-1 up.