A ROUND-UP of some of the games that escaped postponement last weekend ...
OSSY RANGERS: The Under 12s were unlucky not to get something from their top of the table clash against Akzo.
Having fallen behind, the boys fought back well and Daniel Leech equalised. They again fell behind only for Isaac Archer to once again level the scores.
With time running out, Akzo scored a winner to leave the Ossy pointless but having played extremely well.
Akzo were again the undoing of the Under 13s but this time more convincingly. Goalkeeper Josh Cook was named Referee’s MOTM for fine display in an 8-0 loss.
ACCRINGTON STANLEY JFL: On Saturday, the Under 10s were 7-0 winners over Rossendale Valley Blue. Brindle and Wilkinson scored two each with Rosbottom, Swift and Alexander grabbing the others.
The Under 12s Red were 3-0 victors over Church with Nuttall scoring twice and Carpenter on target.
STANLEY will be holding their annual sportman’s evening on Friday 28 March at the Poplar WMC, Accrington with a 7.30pm start. Guest speaker is former Everton and Manchester United player Norman Whiteside. Tickets cost £30 with sponsor tables available. For further information and tickets contact Neil on 01254 200669 or 07754008990. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREYHOUND FORD: The Under nines faced Church FC for the third time this season. Greyhound were on the back foot but grabbed a goal through Jordan Taylor to lead at half-time.
Taylor doubled his tally after the break to make it five goals for the season.
And Ben Knowles then hit a cracker from outside the penalty area to put them three goals ahead before Church grabbed one back. The Referee’s MOTM was Joe Kirwan and the Manager’s MOTM was Thomas Goodyear.
KNUZDEN YOUTH: The Under 16s had a full side to pick from and it showed as they overcame Ossy Rangers 4-0 in the Training 2000 Accrington and District League. Knuzden scored first from a set piece to Chris O’Connor. Captain Adam Brown then scored twice against his old club and the scoring was complete with a great passing move leading to Referee’s and Knuzden’s MOTM midfielder Declan Heys scoring.
Knuzden’s Player of the Month for November was midfielder Aaron Peacock after some outstanding games.
Weekend v Nelson, away, Sat: Team from: Wilkinson, Tomlinson, Brown, Dewhurst, Heys, Cruickshank, McKay, Peacock, Hughes, O’Connor, McGrew, Davis, talbot, Caton, Carolan, Marshall, Riding, Wolstencroft, Forster. If unavailable ring 723868.
RISHTON UNITED: The Under 11s lost 3-2 to Wilpshire Wanderers. Rishton have not lost a league game since the 8 September but this came to an end against Wilpshire.
Rishton took the lead when Charlie Feeney shot home from close range. Wilpshire levelled soon after and then raced into a 3-1 lead at half-time.
Rishton pulled one back when Connor McNab scored from close range from a Ryan Cothfliff corner but couldn’t grab the equaliser.
It wasn’t unlucky for the Under 12s as they ran out 13-0 winners over Belthorn United.
They were 7-0 up at half-time despite starting slowly. Goalscorers were Referee’s MOTM Kegan Dobson (four) and two each from George Healey and Declan Bryom. Daniel Quinn, Jordan Williams, Liam Haworth, Ngone Madzimbamuto and Morgan Cooper - his first goal of the season - got the others.
The Under 14s were 5-3 victors over Great Harwood but they had to battle back after Harwood raced into a 2-0 lead at half-time.
After the restart, a Liam Mcnulty corner was deflected into the net to make it 2-1 and Hassan Akatar levelled the scores.
Akatar pounced on another poor goal kick to give Rishton the lead but, from the restart, Harwood passed the ball through the Rishton defence and scored.
Rishton got their noses back in front with Kyle Driver scored through a crowd of players.
MOTM Liam Mcnulty finished the scoring from the penalty spot.