GREYHOUND FORD: This was the Under 18s first game back since 21 November and it proved to be a comfortable 10-2 victory over eight-man Barrowford Celtic.
Barrowford opened the scoring immediately but a minute later it was all-square thanks to Matt Fay.
Brandon Barski then scored the first of his brace beating the offside trap and later latching onto a superb through ball from Joe Martin for a tap in. Fay grabbed his second just before half-time.
Liam Thelfall made it 5-1 after the break with a thumping header from Drew Bramley’s corner. Bramley then scored the first of his two goals, slotting home from two Ryan Holmes crosses.
Fergus Heyes scored from the penalty spot on his debut to take the score to 7-1.
Barrowford pulled one back before Robert Makey was moved to a forward position and scored two comfortable tap ins. Bramley made the final score 10-2. Man of the match was left back Ryan Holmes.
Greyhound Ford Under nines faced Wilpshire Wanderers Blue and showed a great attitude from the start. Ford applied lots of pressure during the first half with only a couple of top saves by the Wilpshire keeper preventing Ben Makin getting on the score sheet.
The second half remained the same with Logan De Gouvia, Thomas Riley and Ben Sandham keeping it clean at the back enabling the rest of the team to push on Greyhound came close time and again, hitting the post, but were unable to convert the chances to keep the score goalless. The Referee’s Man of the Match was Thomas Riley and the Manager’s Man of the Match was Thomas Baynes.
HUNCOAT UNITED: The Under nines won 6-0 against Rishton United with Man of the Match Jules O’Keefe opening the scoring in the ninth minute.
Soon after it was 2-0 when Owen-Lucus Hulme pounced on the keeper’s throw to fire the ball home from distance.
O’Keefe then set Luke Parker up twice to score a double before the break – the first was a left foot finish at the near post, the second a fierce first time shot with his right foot to make it 4-0 at half-time.
Keeper Bailey Chamberlain preserved United’s clean sheet by tipping a free kick onto the bar.
Charlie Pickering then got himself on the scoresheet as he nipped in front of the keeper to finish from close range to bring up a hat-trick of assists from O’Keefe.
And Parker celebrated his hat-trick to take the score to six.
The Under 10s lost 3-1 to Wilpshire Wanderers Blue. They were unfortunate to come away with nothing from a lively game.
Huncoat went 1-0 down from the penalty spot and this was the score at half-time.
While pushing for an equaliser, slack defending let Wilpshire add a second but shortly after Huncoat grabbed a lifeline when Charlie Kirby’s cross was met by a delicate flick in at the near post from Kristian Holden.
Chance after chance went begging for Huncoat before Wilpshire made it three at the end. Man of the Match was Finlay Gardiner.
The Under 11 Badgers won 5-2 against Langho. Langho took a 1-0 lead before Henry Hindle volleyed home an equaliser to make it 1-1 at half-time.
Archie Twist scored from a corner to put Huncoat 2-1 up before Bailey Hunter finished well for the third. Hindle got the fourth after good work by Hunter before Hindle was upended in the box but fired his penalty wide as he looked on course for a hat-trick.
However Alfie Cooke made it five with a strike from outside the box before Langho pulled one back.
Opposition’s Man of the Match was Kyle Siddall while the Manager’s Man of the Match was George Caton.
The Under 11 Allstars ran out 3-2 winners over Blue Star while the Under 11s on Saturday lost 4-2 at Readstone United. Referee’s Man of the Match was Callum Thelwell. It was a bad start as the Under 11s were 2-0 down within five minutes but came back to make it 2-1 at half-time.
Huncoat equalised just after the break and then wasted some decent opportunities before Readstone scored two late goals.
The Under 12s put 11 past Rossendale United in an 11-2 win. Scorers were Callum Dwyer, Cameron Grice (3), James Tuley, Henry Hindle, Lewis Eccles (3), Tom Strahan and Patrick McGrath with Referee’s Man of the Match winger Scott Simpson.
A hat-trick by Eccles showed his predatory nature in and around the box and three from Cameron Grice capped off a fine performance.
Goal of the day was Tuley’s long range effort and Manager’s Man of the Match Dwyer opened his account for the season with a bursting run into the box before he unleashed a drive to the right of the keeper.
The Under 13s lost 9-0 to Clitheroe Wolves Red while the Under 14 Allstars won 11-0 against Church. The Under 16s enjoyed a narrow 3-2 victory over Blue Star
RISHTON UNITED: The Under 16s took all the points in this top-of-the-table clash against Mill Hill, winning 5-3.
The goalscorers were Dylan Cross, Brad Cambell (2), Dylan Palmer and finally Joe Thompson grabbing his first of the season. MOTM was Ollie Crabtree.
The Under 12s Blue had an emphatic 11-0 victory against Chorley Wanderers with Mark Devine (3), Henry (3), Joel Davies (2), Bradley Newell, Matt Thornley Thornley and Felden Felix all getting on the scoresheet for Rishton.
Elsewhere it was cup action for Rishton teams. The Under 13s went out at the quarter-final stage to last year’s winners Wilpshire Wanderers losing 8-0.
Rishton battled hard, had their chances but Wilpshire were too strong. MOTM went to Danny Cobbold for an outstanding display in the Rishton goal.
It took an extra-time goal by Church FC to knock the Under 15s out of the competition with a 2-1 victory in extra time.
Church had taken the lead in the first half but Declan Byrom levelled after the break.
It was looking like penalties with 30 seconds to go of extra time but Church snatched a late goal to secure victory.
Rishton Under 12s Red also won 11-0 against Wilpshire Wanderers but the Under 14s went down 7-3 to Rossendale Boys.
In the senior section it was bad news all round as all three senior teams lost and also a defeat for the ladies team.