It finished all square in this six goal rollercoaster tie at Ossett that saw the game swing backwards and forwards between the two sides.
The game was over as a contest six minutes later Heslop completing his hat trick as the Droylsden defence crumbled.
The Bloods record of never having won at Clitheroe was extended on a dull and damp afternoon at Shawbridge as the home team’s push for promotion continued with a fifth consecutive win
It was a disappointing performance from Dave Pace’s team who could only muster one shot on goal in the ninety minutes,
After an even first twenty minutes they fell behind to a penalty after keeper Chris Thompson brought down Owen Watkinson and Connor Gaul scored from the spot
Almost from the kick off the home side could have doubled their lead, Cummings put through only for Thompson to save from close range and Cummings was denied again but Thompson who tipped his long range shot around the post just before half time.
The home side took control of the game in the second half, Watkinson pushing his attempt inches wide of the post three minutes in.
Clitheroe doubled their lead on 62 minutes,Carney clinically finishing Watkinson’s after the Bloods defence opened up.
Twelve minutes later as Droylsden pushed to get back into the game, Clitheroe broke the left and Le e Neville deflected the ball into his own net.
With five minutes to go Watkinson made it four for the home team finishing a miserable day for the Bloods.
The Bloods FA Trophy journey came to an end in Cumbria last night after two goals by David Symington in the space of five second half minutes stifled out Steve Rigby’s equaliser after the home team had taken an early first half lead.
Symington fired into the back of the net on 57 minutes and then got the slightest touch on Broadbank’s cross from the left hand side to find the far corner of the net.
It had been a fairly even game up until then, Allison had put the home team ahead on the half hour mark after a lively start as they had done at the Butchers Arms three days earlier, but the Bloods had their chances, the best falling to Danny Wilkins,set up by great work from Rhys Clooney who beat his man on the byline to give Wilkins a clear shot on goal only to be blocked by a defender.
Thompson had been called into action earlier, saving a close range header from Hubbold early on and then denying Allison with a goal line save.
Bloods equalised on the resumption, Steve Rigby striking home after being set up by brilliant work from Clooney before Workington’s two goals put the tie to bed.
Congratulations to Rhys Clooney who is the winner of the September player of the month sponsored by Bowland Brewery the Official Cask Beer of the Northern Premier League.
Our FA Trophy tie against Workington will go ahead after an early morning pitch inspection
For the second successive October, Non-League football obsessives Vanarama are rebranding to MANarama – and once again we want to help raise bucket loads of money for a very worthy cause.
Last year, Vanarama – the official vehicle leasing partner of the BetVictor Northern Premier League – teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK and the country’s Non-League clubs to raise a fantastic £150,000 to help the fight.
We were proud to play a part and thanks to so many people it was a job well done, but there’s one issue – we soon remembered that the disease kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK.
So we couldn’t just sit back a year on think we’ve done our bit. Far from it in fact!
We’re back with a six-week campaign and we’ve got a rather famous face to help spread the message as we try to raise awareness as well as much-needed money.
Film star and former Non-League footballer Vinnie Jones’ life has been touched by cancer recently and it’s something he was desperate to put his name to.
Now he is urging ‘proper football clubs’ and ‘proper supporters’ to raise ‘proper money’ – you can’t say no to Vinnie, right?!
He said: “I am beyond proud to back this MANarama campaign. It combines two things which are so important to me; grass-roots football and fighting cancer. I started playing football in Non-League so I know that these clubs are at the heart of local communities.
“I don’t need to explain why the fight against cancer is so important for me.
“Non-League football is proper football and I’d urge all Non-League clubs and all the proper supporters out there to raise some proper money for this brilliant cause.”
So how can you help?
We need you! So get involved with the MANarama campaign as we try to combat Prostate Cancer together.
Give… donate to Prostate Cancer via text
Go… then bring others into play by sharing on social media with #GiveAndGo.
Donate by texting “MAN £10”, “MAN £5” or “MAN £3” (depending on the amount you want to donate) to 70004 & help stop prostate cancer from being a killer. Texts costs £10, £5 or £3 plus network charge. Prostate Cancer UK receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Customer care 0800 082 1616. Charity No 100554