HUNCOAT UNITED: The Badgers showed great character, coming back from 3-0 to draw 3-3 against Whalley. Henry Hindle scored his second hat-trick in as many weeks. Sunday’s Badgers lost 3-0 against Lammack, Joe Lloyd was voted MOTM.
The Under nines Allstars also came from behind, drawing 1-1 against Darwen Rangers. Jack Beech scored the goal while Dominic Ashley was MOTM.
The Under 11 Allstars had a good win beating Rossendale Valley 3-1. The goals were scored by Chris Dwyer, Tom Neil and one from the Manager’s MOTM Tom Gilroy. Referee’s MOTM was Bradley Thompson.
Sunday’s Under 11s lost a close encounter 2-1 against Langho. Meanwhile, Sunday’s Under 13s beat Knuzden 3-1.
Saturday’s Under 14s overcame Wilpshire Wanderers 1-0 thanks to a Jake Fairweather goal. MOTM was Sam Tattersall while the Referee’s MOTM was Jake Crabbtree.
On Sunday, the Under 14s continued their good run of form, seeing off Mellor 6-0. MOTM was Matt Fearon who scored two and there was one each from from Jake Fairweather, Ryan Pearson, Brandon Barski and Kyle Broadhurst.
The Under 15s produced their best performance of the season beating Accrington Stanley 2-1, with every player playing their part. Jason Thompson and Ben Taylor got the goals. Manager’s MOTM was John Parker while Referee’s MOTM was Jordon Howorth.
GREYHOUND FORD: The Under 14s lost 3-1 to Walton-le-Dale despite showing a lot of grit and determination. Walton went ahead after half an hour. Greyhound came out fighting after the restart and Connor Wyre levelled the game with a lob from outside the box. However, Walton killed off the game with two late goals. MOTM was Robert Makey.
The Under nines entertained high-flying Rossendale Valley Orange. Ford have been struggling to get any games under there belts since December and that showed in the first half. The lack of match practice led to errors and they were 7-0 down by half-time. In the second half, they showed a new attitude to restrict Rossendale. The eventual loss was 10-0. Manager’s MOTM was Joe Kirwin.
AGSA: On Sunday, Agsa’s Under 12s lost 2-0 to Myerscough with two set pieces the difference between the sides. It was the third meeting between the sides and was Agsa’s best. Lucy Chadwick was POTM while Emily Airey was the Manager’s POTM. Agsa’s Under 15s ran out 10-2 victors over Borrowdale. It was their third win in a row. Five goals came from POTM Becky Holt-McEwan, a hat-trick from Lauran Walker and two from Kerry Bamford sealed the win.
CHURCH: The Under 10s lost 2-0 to Whalley. They were caught out with two goals in the first half but did go close through Cameron Noone, Daniel Preston and Danny Fitton.
RISHTON UNITED: In the North Valley League, the Under eights Blue won 3-1 at Barnoldswick Town Blue. Luke Wolstenholme scored a brace after Barnoldswick had gone 1-0 up with MOTM Daniel Curran.
The Under 10s lost 2-1 to Brierfield Celtic Black. Rishton trailed 2-0 but kept fighting and were rewarded with a goal, scored by Joseph Aspin, five minutes from time. United were unlucky not equalise. MOTM was Keenan O’Carroll.
The Under 11s were 5-0 winners over Brierfield Celtic White to continue their unbeaten home record. Rishton dominated from start and the goals came from five different players - Jack Goggins, Paddy Harling, Daniel Smith, Jake Smith and Ronan Dobson. Jack Wolstenholme was MOTM.
In the Blackburn, Darwen and Hyndburn League, the Under 14s were 3-2 winners over Blackburn Town. Alex Berry scored one and Ryan Ralph scored the next two for Rishton. Raffe Harris was MOTM.
Meanwhile, the Under 16s were 3-0 winners over Akzo.
In the Accrington and District League, the Under nines were 5-0 winners over Rossendale Valley Blue while the Under 10s lost 3-1 to Pendle Forest Green.
The Under 11s drew 2-2 with Great Harwood. Rishton deservedly took the lead after early pressure. Billy Hargreaves, Keiran Higham and Charlie Feeney played a passing move which finished with Feeney putting the ball in the back of the net to lead at half-time. Great Harwood equalised from a corner after the restart but Rishton again took charge and had two efforts cleared off the line. And they retook the lead when Feeney finished well after a goalmouth scramble. Great Harwood, though, never gave up and equalised in the last minute.
The Under 12s were 3-0 victors over fellow promotion chasers Rossendale Valley. Rishton took the lead in the first minute with a Kegan Dobson header, followed soon by a goal from Declan Bryom. Rishton wrapped up the game with another Bryom goal. Referee’s MOTM was Declan Bryom.
The Under 13s lost 4-2 to Huncoat while the Under 14s Blue were 3-2 winners over Borrowdale United. Borrowdale took a 2-0 lead but Hassan Akatar made it 2-1 after the break. Tom Pollard equalised for Rishton with a good shot and then Hassan Akhtar scored the winner. Referee’s MOTM was Callam Brown while Rishton’s MOTM was Tom Pollard for his first goal in two years.
The Under 15s were 8-0 winners over Clitheroe Wolves.
OSSY RANGERS: The Under 12s put in a fine performance beating Darwen Rangers 5-0. A MOTM performance and two goals from Daniel Leech was followed up by further goals from Sam Cook, Isaac Archer and Gabriel Whelan.
The Sunday team battled back well to earn a last minute draw against a strong Great Harwood side. Daniel Leech again scored the goal with brother James being MOTM for a fine goalkeeping display that kept Rangers in the game.
GREAT HARWOOD ROVERS: The Under 11s ran out 8-4 winners over Mellor on Saturday. The first goal came when a cross from Mason Clayton was sliced into Mellor’s own net while under pressure from Harwood. Against the run of play, Mellor equalised. Harwood bounced back with Karl Sutton making it 2-1 and then Aaron Philipson sent a screamer into the top corner for 3-1. In the second half, Reagan Bolton scored the fourth and Dominic O’Brien made it five from a corner. Number six was the pick of the second half goals from MOTM Clayton. Mellor then made it 6-2 before Jack Hargreaves lashed home the seventh and Charlie Feeney headed the eighth into the net. Mellor grabbed two late goals to complete the scoring.
On Sunday, the Under 11s faced Akzo Yellow - first against second in the league. Harwood started well but Akzo had a 1-0 lead at half-time. In the second half, Harwood keeper Jack Hargreaves saved a penalty but Akzo eventually got their second and a third followed. Harwood never gave up and Charlie Feeney lobbed the keeper from 20 yards to get one back. MOTM was Jack Hargreaves.
The Under 11s then took on local rivals Rishton in a cracking local derby, The game finished 2-2 with Thomas Braithwaite scoring and there was a last minute equaliser from James Kenny. Scott Sykes was MOTM.
The senior team lost 3-2 at Stanhill. Stanhill took the lead after a mix up in the defence but, half way through the first half, Jordan Marsden converted a penalty to equalise. Just before half-time, Nick Ford scored with a 25-yard shot to give Harwood the lead. In the second half, Stanhill’s keeper pulled off some excellent saves before the home side then equalised and scored again late in the second half. MOTM was Philip Rushton.
ACCRINGTON LADIES '91: AL91 started well but were unable to contain a lively Rochdale side. They were 2-0 down at the break and eventually lost 4-0. POTM was defender Lyndsey Brassington. AL91 are looking to strengthen the squad and prospective players are invited to training at Hyndburn Sports Centre 6-7pm on Tuesdays or contact 07968 006779.
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