CLITHEROE continued their push for the Evo-Stik League division one north play-offs with a wonderful home win against promotion rivals Glossop North End on Tuesday night.

Simon Garner's side have now won four straight games and sit fifth in the table, three points behind third placed Glossop with a game in hand.

Michael Hampson gave the home side the perfect start when he headed home Scott Harries' cross after just seven minutes.

Harries then got on the scoresheet himself 10 minutes before the break with a calm finish.

And an impressive first half performance was completed when Sefton Gonzales added a third with a 40th minute header.

Blues debutant Darrhyl Mason, off the bench in the second period, came close to adding a fourth before the visitors' misery was complete when full back Matthew Russell was sent off for a second yellow card 17 minutes from time.

Clitheroe host Kendal Town on Saturday before visiting Bamber Bridge on Monday.

In the Premier Division, Ramsbottom were left frustrated as they drew 1-1 at home to Marine.

Aaron Smith put Garry Vaughan's struggling side in front on 16 minutes when he slotted home but the visitors levelled just two minutes later through Lewis Codling.

The result leaves the Rams 15 points off safety at the foot of the table with nine games to go.

Ramsbottom are on the road at Sutton Coldfield on Saturday before entertaining Salford City and former managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley on Monday.