Ossy Rangers : The Under 12s had a mixed weekend in the cup. They were beaten by Accrington Stanley 2-0 but made amends the following day with a 4-2 victory against Great Harwood after being 1-0 down. Sam Cook scored the equaliser and then put them 2-1 in front before Jack Edgar made it 3-1. Great Harwood then scored a penalty which made for a grandstand finish but Daniel Leech finished the scoring. Sam Cook was MOTM.
The Under 13s lost 6-0 to Knuzden but Referee’s MOTM Joe Leeming was outstanding, covering every inch of the pitch.
Greyhound Ford: The Under nines beat Church 5-1. They got off to a flying start when Ben Knowles opened the scoring. Jordan Taylor then got his first of the campaign just before half-time. Greyhound came out the second half hungry for more and Ben Knowles got his first hat-trick of the season. Shortly after Jordan Taylor doubled his match and season tally.
The Under 15s came out winners in the first round of the league cup by beating Ossy Rangers 6-1. There were two goals from MOTM Daniel Baker with Matthew Parkinson and Max Jake also on target.
RISHTON UNITED : On Saturday, the Under 16s won 2-1 against Oswaldtwistle United - and avenged a 9-1 defeat earlier in the season. It was another shock after the Rishton saw off table topping Accrington Stanley last week. Rishton took an early lead with a well worked goal scored by Keiran Knott. Midway through the first half, Ossy levelled before Jonny Heap chipped the ball over the keeper for the winner. MOTM was stand-in centre half Luke McVarish.
In the Training 2000 Accrington and District League, the Under nines lost 2-1 to Rishton United while the Under 10s were 4-2 winners over Rossendale Blue.
The Under 11s, who only had eight fit players, won 3-2 to Darwen FC in the first round of the cup. Rishton took the lead when Charlie Feeney headed in a Billy Hargreaves corner. The lead did not last long but, undeterred, Rishton got their noses back in front when Ryan Cothliff blasted a shot into the back of the net. In the second half, Darwen equalised to make it 2-2 and take the game into extra-time. The game looked like it was going to penalties when Billy Hargreaves fired home with two minutes to go. MOTM was Keiran Higham.
The Under 12s lost their first match of the season 7-4 to Division One side Darwen FC. Rishton led 3-1 but could not keep up with the pace of the Darwen front men. Declan Byrom scored twice, Liam Haworth bagged one as did MOTM Kegan Dobson.
The Under 13s were 3-2 victors over Prairie United. Rishton scored two goals in the first 13 minutes through Bradley Campbell and Dylan Cross. Rishton were cruising and it looked like it was going to be a rout. That soon changed when Prairie pulled one back. Rishton were under pressure but Dylan Cross got a third before Prairie made it 3-2. Midfield duo Adam Aspinall and Mason Ralph were excellent while Mason Ralph got the Referee’s MOTM.
The Under 14s Blue won 3-1 against Globe Bullough Park. Reece Harwood set up Hassan Akhtar who turned and shot into the goal 1-0. Akhtar made it two after the break before Globe pulled it back to 2-1. However, Liam Mcnulty’s deflected effort found the back of the net to finish the scoring. Referee’s MOTM was Hassan Akhtar while Rishton’s MOTM was Tom O’ Boyle.
KNUZDEN YOUTH : The Under 16s are in-form at the moment, winning four out of their last five games in the Training 2000 Accrington Junior League. The latest was a 5-2 win over Akzo. Knuzden were 5-0 up at half-time with goals fromNathan Davis, midfielder Chris O’Connor, Declan Heys and two from Ben Carolan. Knuzden’s MOTM was midfielder Aaron Peacock. Team v Ramsbottom U; Sat, away from: Wilkinson, Tomlinson, Brown, Dewhurst, Heys, Cruickshank, McKay, Peacock, Hughes, O’Connor, McGrew, Davis, Talbot, Caton, Carolan, Marshall, Riding, Wolstencroft. If unavailable ring: 723868.
HUNCOAT UNITED : The Under nines progressed in the cup, thanks to a 2-0 win against Rossendale Valley. Henry Hindle and Lewis Yates scored the goals, while Lewis Honey was MOTM.
The Under nine Allstars won 4-3 thanks to two goals from Kean De Gouveia, one from Lloyd Losardo and an own goal. MOTM was Jack Beech.
Huncoat’s Badgers beat Belthorn 7-3. MOTM Andrew Hilton scored four, Dylan Liddle two and there was one from Lewis Honey.
The Under 11s also had a good win in the cup, beating Clayton Park Rangers 5-1. Kiko Binns scored the first, then Chris Dwyer and Connor Demain scored two each. MOTM was Elliott Battle while Referee’s MOTM was Chris Dwyer.
The Under 11s Red won a close encounter, beating Barnoldswick Red 5-4. Jonathan Whittle scored twice, while Spencer Harris, Brandon Read and Elliot McGauley grabbed one goal each. MOTM was Spencer Harris.
The Under 13s beat Akzo Yellow 3-2 while Sunday’s Under 13s also won, overcoming Great Harwood Rovers 9-2.
Sunday’s Under 14s made a rare 0-0 draw against Langho. MOTM was Andy Eaton while Manager’s MOTM was Kyle Broadhurst.
The Under 15s lost 4-1 against Belvedere, Tom Briggs got the goal. MOTM was Jordon Howorth.
Great Harwood Rovers: The Under nines stretched their unbeaten run to five games in a 4-4 draw at home to Clitheroe Wolves. Goalscorers were Zac Geldard (two) and Nathan Cox (two).
The Under 10s played Wilpshire for the second time in two weeks in the cup and deserved their win. George Nightingale scored twice and MOTM George Ramsbottom lobbed the keeper for the third.
In the league, the Under 10s drew 1-1 with Wilpshire in a top of the table clash. Kyle Parker was the goal hero with MOTM Sam Allen.
Saturday’s Under 11s beat Whalley in the cup 4-1 with goals from Tom Blackmore (two), Joseph Starkie and one from MOTM Scott Sykes.
THE TAVERNERS : The senior team played Church Town. Philip Rushton scored from 25 yards and Jordan Marsden pounced on a defensive error to give the Taverners a 2-0 lead. In the true spirit of defending champions, Church Town battled back to make it 2-1 before a Jonathon Eccles conpenalty gave Taverners their two goal cushion. Still Church Town did not give up and, with minutes to go, scored two goals in quick succession to make it 3-3. MOTM was Matthew Riddell.
CHURCH : The Under 10s lost 2-0 to Rossendale Valley on Saturday. MOTM was Cameron Noone. They then faced Pendle Forest and lost 5-1. Church keeper and MOTM Zack Leigh did well while Cameron Noone got one back to make it 2-1 at half-time.
AGSA : The Under 12s lost 3-0 to Barnoldswick Barons to end their run of three wins. Player of the Match Laura Starkie was deputising in goal and, if not for her, the score could have been bigger.
AL91 : Visitors Morecambe got their revenge for last week’s 7-2 defeat by knocking AL91 out of the LFA County Cup. AL91 were 1-0 up at the break but, missing several key players, they were unable to hold onto the lead and Morecambe eventually ran out 3-1 winners. AL91’s scorer and Player of the Match was stand-in midfielder Lynnsey Shields.