Reds are honoured for their marvellous March

Colne boss Steve Cunningham receives the North West Counties League Club of the Month Award for March from  NWCFL Management Committe member Frank Clayton (s).
Colne boss Steve Cunningham receives the North West Counties League Club of the Month Award for March from NWCFL Management Committe member Frank Clayton (s).
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Colne collected two clean sheets and four points in the week they completed a clean sweep of North West Counties Premier Division awards.

The Reds were named club of the month for March after a remarkable sequence of 10 successive league wins, and they received their award before Saturday’s goalless draw at home to Ashton Athletic.

Danny Boyle – the league’s leading scorer with 36 goals – was named player of the month, after scoring 12 in eight matches, earning five man of the match nominations from the opposition.

And goalkeeper of the month was Chris Thompson, who contributed significantly to a marvellous March, conceding seven goals in eight games.

On Wednesday night, Colne won 3-0 at Bacup and Rossendale Borough in a game postponed on Easter Monday.

Colne went ahead after 32 minutes as Chris Anderson picked out Alex Coleman on the right, and Coleman embarked on a 40-yard run, cutting into the area and firing into the far corner of the net.

A minute into the second half the Reds won a penalty for handball, but Boyle blasted the spot kick over.

However, Nathan Bond found the bottom corner side-footed from 20 yards to double the lead, before, late on, Coleman curled a low shot just inside the far post.

The Reds host Abbey Hey tomorrow, before travelling to Maine Road on Monday night, and entertaining Winsford United on Wednesday.