Lee Ashforth insists his side must recreate their recent away form if they are to progress in the Buildbase FA Trophy this weekend.
Clitheroe are unbeaten in five away games spanning back to early September, but the Yorkshire born manager admits they have to start gaining points at home.
“We spoke about home form to the players before Saturday’s league game at home, the lads have only won three times on our own turf in 2018.”
— Lee Ashforth (@ashforth_lee) October 6, 2018
Since taking over on September 20, Ashforth guided The Blues to five games unbeaten before this weekend, steering the club away from the relegation zone and picking up a vital second away-win in the League against Glossop North End.
“We want to kick-start momentum at home and get the Shawbridge crowd three points every game. It’s about taking it one game at a time albeit home or away, we’ve been lucky enough to get a home draw and we must do everything we can to get a win,” he added.
The tie falls on Non-League Day and the manager is hoping to repay the bumper-crowd who make the journey with a first win at home.
Opponents, Pontefract Collieries, head into the game drawing all three of their previous games, but will be hoping Vaughan Redford can maintain his goal scoring form and spearhead the teams charge into the First Round Qualifying stage.
Has it been a while since you’ve watched a game at Shawbridge, or have you never been? Perfect chance to on Saturday then, when we’re up against Pontefract Colls in the FA Trophy on Non-League Day! All season ticket holders of any club can get in for just a fiver! KO 15:00 ⚽🍻
— Clitheroe FC (@ClitheroeFC) October 11, 2018
Players Unavailable: Jonah Gosling (Head), Lewis Sugden (Knee)