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Clitheroe
Warrington Town
Sat 2 Jan 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division North Full time Attendance 279

Clitheroe 2-5 Warrington Town

The Blue's first home league match in 2016 ended in a disappointing defeat against title challengers Warrington Town.

Author: Andy Hammond

The Blues side was depleted with both David Lynch and Chris Lynch unavailable and Louis Mayers suspended. Only three substitutes were named.

The Blues were slow out of the blocks and were punished early by a rampant Town side, who raced into a three goal lead before the half hour mark.

Clitheroe v Warrington
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Chris Gahgan fired them in front after just 6 minutes, when he was allowed time and space to place his shot to Ben Woodhead’s left.
Gahgan added a second on 12 minutes with another excellent first time shot from just outside the area.

Ciaran Kilheeney made it 3-0 on 27 minutes, when he ran on to a long diagonal pass and neatly chipped it over Woodhead.
On 44 minutes, Kurt Willoughby pulled one back for the Blues finishing well after good work from James Walker and Simon Garner.

Half time 1-3

The Blues started the second half the better and began to give the Warrington defence a few problems. The breakthrough came on 59 minutes, when Sefton Gonzales dived in to head home from close range after his initial shot was blocked on the line by James McCarten.

Despite increased pressure from the Blues, it was Warrington who made it 4-2 on 65 minutes through Nathan Burke who headed home unmarked.

In stoppage time Burke again was the man on the spot to grab a fifth goal for Warrington. That completed an impressive victory for them and a second successive 2-5 home defeat for the Blues..

Clitheroe XI:
Ben Woodhead, Jimmy Heywood (Wes Benjamin 79), Brandon Barski (Ryan Steele 74), Roberto Bonaminio, Danny Brady, Simon Garner, Scott Harries, Ross Dent, Sefton Gonzales, Kurt Willoughby (Scott Bakkor 64), James Walker.

Attendance 279

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1. Warrington Town 42 106
2. Spennymoor Town 42 91
3. Northwich Victoria 42 83
4. Glossop North End 42 81
5. Burscough 42 80
6. Lancaster City 42 69
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