HIGH-flying Birchfield proved to be too strong for Clitheroe as they ran out comfortably winners in the end.
Birchfield, second in North Lancs Two, arrived looking to secure the win that would keep pressure on leaders North Manchester.
And in a high-scoring encounter at Littlemoor, the visitors ran out 47-20 winners.
On Saturday Rossendale play host to Sandal looking to finish their season on a high in National League Three North.
Blackburn go to bottom of the table Workington in North Lancs/Cumbria looking to keep their play-off hopes alive.
Burnley host Trafford MC in North Lancs One while in North Lancs Two, Pendle host Carnforth while Colne and Nelson go to Eagle and Clitheroe travel to Newton le Willows.