It has been a productive week for Stanley’s loan stars as they continue their spells away from the Store First Stadium.

Andrew Dawber was instrumental for Clitheroe in their last two games as the Blues enjoyed league and cup success.

They overcame high-flying Salford City on Saturday afternoon, winning 2-1 with Dawber in inspired form and making a string of fine saves to keep the title favourites at bay for a superb victory.

The goalkeeper excelled a few days later as Clitheroe took on Nelson in the Lancashire Challenge Trophy. The score was level at 1-1 when, in the 82nd minute, Nelson won a penalty but Dawber produced a fantastic save to deny Peter Wright and the Blues would go on to win the tie 4-3 on penalties.

The 19 year-old can expect another busy afternoon this weekend as fourth-placed Northwich Victoria host his side and another win would see Clitheroe leap into the top half of the EvoStik First Division North.

After being substituted at half-time for Stourbridge at the weekend during their 1-1 draw with Marine after picking up a head injury, striker George Bowerman recovered in time to play the role of matchwinner for the Glassmen in their 3-2 win at Nantwich Town in the Doodson Sport Cup on Tuesday night.

The former Walsall man opened the scoring in the third minute when his shot found the back of the net via the post and he bagged the winner in the dying embers with a poachers effort after the goalkeeper palmed away a long-range effort.

The 23 year-old will be hopeful of more cup glory this weekend as Stourbridge make the trip to fellow EvoStik Northern Premier outfit Kings Lynn Town in the FA Trophy.

Fellow striker James Jenkins came to the end of his loan spell with Padiham this week and was unable to leave on a winning note as the Storks went down by the odd goal in three away to Ossett Albion.

The youngster joined the club in August after signing his first professional contract at the Store First Stadium and leaves them bottom of the EvoStik First Division North.

Meanwhile, at Belper Town, Liam Goulding played the full 90 minutes for the Nailers as they were comfortably beaten 3-0 in the league by Workington before sitting out the 3-1 Doodson Sports Cup victory against Grantham Town.

The central defender will hope to be back in the team for their next game on Tuesday evening away at Stamford.