Clitheroe FC have parted company with manager Lee Ashforth. 

The Blues finished 18th in the Evo-Stik West in the season which ended on Saturday, only above relegated Kendal Town and Skelmersdale United. 

The club released a brief statement on Tuesday morning confirming the news. 

"Following a board meeting last night to review the season, it has been decided to part company with Lee Ashforth and his management team," it read. 

"The club would like to thank them for their efforts throughout the season and to wish them well with their future roles in the game."

Ashforth had been assistant to former Blues boss Stuart Mellish and took the job in September. 

No news on a potential successor has been announced. 

The Shawbridge club ended their campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Mossley at the weekend. 

That ended a run of five straight defeats, Ashforth last overseeing victory when seeing off Glossop North End 2-0 on March 23. 

In all the Blues won just two games in 2019, the other three points coming with a 4-1 win in February against a Skelmersdale side who picked up just 13 points all season as they finished bottom of the pile.