Blues go through after shoot-out
Clitheroe 1 Nelson 1 (Clitheroe win 4-3 on penalties). Attendance 219.
The Blues went through to the Lancashire Challenge Trophy Quarter-Finals after a penalty shoot-out victory over Nelson.
Joe O'Neill gave Nelson the lead after just three minutes and they were in front until the 80th minute. Danny Brady headed the Blues level.
On 82 minutes, Nelson were awarded a penalty which Andrew Dawber made a brilliant save from Peter Wright.
With the scores level at 90 minutes, the tie went straight to a penalty shoot-out. Nelson went first and Wright blasted the first kick over the bar.
Simon Garner, David Lynch and Sefton Gonzales scored the Blues first three penalties with Gareth Peet and Alex Porter also scoring for the Admirals. Paul Fildes missed Nelson's fourth which left Danny Wilkins to win it, but Ben Woodhead saved his penalty.
Joe O'Neill scored Nelson fifth penalty, but Richard Burns made no mistake to give the Blues a 4-3 shoot-out victory.
On the balance of play, Nelson will be disappointed not to have won the tie in normal time. The Blues however looked a bit jaded after their efforts at the weekend, but will no doubt be delighted to get through this tricky tie.
One low note in the game was a serious injury to Nelson defender George Melling, who has gone to hospital with suspected knee ligament damage. All at Clitheroe FC send our best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.