West Round-up: Atherton Colls move closer to title

By James Gordon

Atherton Collieries are four points clear at the top of the EVO-STIK League West Division and have the title race in their hands.

They were comfortable 4-0 winners over Clitheroe, with nearest rivals Radcliffe out of action meaning they now have a game in hand.

There were goals for Gareth Peet, Jordan Cover, Ben Hardcastle and Tom Bentham as they move within three games of the title.

All six teams in action in the top eight all won as there was little movement in the play-off picture.

With Ramsbottom United not playing, Leek Town leapfrogged them in to fourth with a 2-0 win at Glossop North End thanks to quickfire second half goals from Dan Trickett-Smith and Rob Stevenson.

Runcorn Linnets are third after they thumped Colwyn Bay 4-0.

Louis Corrigan put them ahead on the stroke of half time and Freddie Potter’s double secured the points after Aaron Morris had doubled the lead.

Mossley ended Trafford’s outside hopes of a play-off spot with a 1-0 win through Adam Jones, while Colne left it late to beat Droylsden 1-0, Young Player of the Year Alex Curran the matchwinner in that one.

Prescot Cables are eighth, some seven points off the play-off places with three games to play, after a 4-0 drubbing of Newcastle Town.

Elsewhere, Kidsgrove Athletic and Widnes played out a 1-1 draw, while Market Drayton Town won 2-1 against Chasetown.

Where next?

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