It’s a Gooden: Clitheroe add former Mansfield striker to their ranks

By: Connor Williams

Clitheroe have announced the signing of an exciting striker Iyrwah Gooden.

The Lancashire club have bolstered their club even more in a hope to maintain their undefeated start to the season.

Gooden is an exciting, fast young forward who joins from NPL leaders Warrington town on a dual registration basis from Chester City FC.

Clitheroe announced the signing on twitter, with Chester FC manager Anthony Johnson replying with his thoughts on the young man and his new club saying: “Great lad and a top club.”

The 20- year- old has experience playing professionally at Mansfield Town before having great success at Ramsbottom, who the Blues defeated this weekend.

Gooden reached the last 16 of the FA trophy in 2019 with the Rams. The striker reached NPL North-West Division play-offs during a loan spell from Mansfield before signing permanently and nearly reaching another promotion before the season was cut short.

He arrives at Shawbridge where he could end up helping another team in their promotion push, the blues are second in the league behind Dunston and haven’t lost a game so far.

The singing gives manager David Lynch more options in attack as he now has eight strikers to choose from and seem to be scoring for fun. The team have scored 12 goals this season in 6 games, including an impressive 3-1 win over Ramsbottom in their last game.

Clitheroe are excited about how the new prospect will get on and thank both Chester managers, Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley for helping the deal.

Lynch’s men have a packed week ahead as they will travel to Dunston next as they play in the FA trophy on October 17 before returning to league action by travelling to Workington on October 20.