DURHAM City failed to halt Clitheroe’s promotion challenge when they lost 4-1 in last night’s Evo-Stik League Division One North game.
The margin, though, flattered the hosts and one goal was scant reward for City’s efforts.
In attempting to clear a Darren Green cross, Ross Wilkinson turned the ball into his own net to put City behind, and Ashley Parillon doubled the lead despite protests for offside.
Green and Parillon extended the lead to four before City’s Evann Graham hit the angle of the upright and crossbar. David Dowson, though, deservedly claimed a late consolation.
DURHAM CITY: J Winter, Harbord, Ayre (Bonninghan), Stephenson, Wilkinson, Arjun Purewal, Jackson (C Winter), Graham, Dowson, Cutts, Armar Purewal. Att: 123.