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Celtic Shock Wire – Ashton Go Fifth

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Warrington Town went into their game at Cantilever Park against lowly Stalybridge Celtic looking to move into joint second spot with Shaw Lane AFC, who have had a three-point deduction which hasn`t yet been affected.

However, in the end of a very disappointing night for their supporters, it was Celtic who were celebrating moving four points clear of the drop zone after a 1-0 win – following on from last Saturday`s victory over Stafford Rangers.

Stalybridge rode their luck, and what turned out to be the only goal of the game after 74 minutes was an own goal by experienced `keeper Tony McMillan, who punched the ball into his own net under pressure from Matty Wolfenden.

But the Wire had a great opportunity to equalise 6 minutes from time when Stephen Milne was brought down in the area, but recent signing Joe Piggott, who was making his home debut, saw his poorly-struck penalty comfortably saved by Jack Walton.

The only other game on Tuesday saw Ashton United move back into the top five with a comfortable 3-0 success at the Giant Axe against mid-table Lancaster City.

A third successive defeat for the Dolly Blues came after the visitors raced into a 2-0 lead with two goals in 3 minutes shortly before half-time from John Pritchard and then Liam Tomsett.

A third from Dan Mooney with 21 minutes remaining sealed the point for the Robins.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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