JUNIOR FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: In the North Valley League, Rishton United Under nines lost 4-3 to Colne in injury time in the cup.
Alexander Braysford got the first with a volley but Colne quickly equalised. Kyle Essery slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 2-1 but Colne levelled again just before the break.
Colne went ahead for the first time before a good move involving Evan O’Carroll and Sam Steer ended with Steer equalising. But then a last minute goal by Colne meant they secured the win.
MOTM was Alexander Braysford.
The Under 10s lost 6-0 to a strong Barrowford Celtic Orange side in the cup. Despite the scoreline, it was a good team performance and MOTM was goalkeeper Nathan Clarke.
In the East Lancashire Football Alliance League, the Under 10s crashed out of the cup with a 6-0 defeat to West End.
The Under 11s lost 4-3 to Darwen Rangers in injury time. Mark Devine scored a superb first goal early on to give Rishton the lead, only to be pegged back by two Darwen goals.
Rishton edged in front again, another strike by Devine, then Sam Malone got a deserved goal - his first ever for Rishton - with a powerful finish from the edge of the box.
Then Rishton were undone by a controversial equaliser where the ball looked like it had gone out for a goal kick and then Darwen got a late penalty to make it 4-3.
Niall Holt got the opposition’s MOTM and Sam Malone was awarded the Manager’s MOTM.
The seniors drew 2-2 with Fieldens Arms in their fourth game of the season, losing their 100 per cent record.
Rishton went ahead when Luke Williamson’s long throw was headed into the goal - either by Rishton’s Sean Hutchinson or a Fielden defender.
Rishton should have used their dominance in the first half to increase their lead, however they found themselves held 1-1 at half-time.
Fielden Arms used the wind advantage after the break and went ahead but late pressure from Rishton paid off with a last minute penalty which was converted by Matt Pendergast to secure a well deserved draw.
In the Accrington and District Junior League, the Under 12s lost 9-1 to Great Harwood.
Rishton took the lead through Keenan O’Carroll but then they conceded three goals in a ten minute spell to go in 3-1 down. In the second half the Rishton side collapsed. MOTM was Patrick Wood.
The Under 13s lost 11-1 to top of the league Fulledge Colts. They lost two players before the game and, once Fulledge scored, Rishton couldn’t get back into the game.
There was some inspired goalkeeping by Marc Smith to keep the score down while Matthew Lord was the scorer.
The Under 14s lost 9-0 to Belvedere. Charlie Day did hit the crossbar but they couldn’t find the back of the net.
The referee’s MOTM was Daniel Heppenstall, whose commitment was outstanding.
The Under 16s Blue lost 3-1 to Wilpshire Wanderers. Wanderers went ahead before Liam McNulty found Lee Woollam on the right and he hit the ball into the top of the net.
Damian Wheatcroft cleared the ball off the line to save a certain goal to make it 1-1 at half-time.
A penalty after the break made it 2-1 and then, after a Scott Corbett save, the striker pounced to make it 3-1. Rishton MOTM was Damian Wheatcroft.
HUNCOAT UNITED: The Under nines won 5-0 against Greyhound Ford. Referee’s MOTM was Charlie Kirby.
The Under 10s Saturday won 6-1 against Great Harwood Rovers while the Under 11s Sunday drew 3-3 with Rossendale United. Dylan Liddle coolly slotted home the first and Huncoat took a deserved 2-0 lead after Max Verlander swung a perfect cross into the box for Andrew Bremner to score with a diving header.
The second half was much tougher kicking uphill but Verlander added a third.
Rossendale came back via a free kick, penalty and disputed off-side goal. Opposition’s MOTM was Max Verlander and Manager’s MOTM was Andrew Bremner. Captain’s Performance went to Max Verlander.
The Under 12s lost 15-0 to Wilpshire Wanderers while the Under 13s drew 3-3 with Great Harwood Rovers on Saturday.
On Sunday, Crown Paints Gold were 6-1 winners over Huncoat while the Under 13 Allstars were 6-2 winners over Church.
The Under 16s ran out 3-2 victors over Oswaldtwistle FC.
GREYHOUND FORD: The Under 16s beat Whalley 5-0. Robert Makey opened the scoring with a header from a MOTM Sam Cox corner. Makey then got his second three minutes later after proving to be too strong for Whalley’s defence and finishing from close range. Branndon Barski scored twice with two composed finishes and Luke Turner finished well from inside the box.
OSSY RANGERS: The Under nines came back from 2-0 down to win 5-2 against Huncoat United All Stars. Nathan Reddaway scored a hat-trick with one each from Niall Latham and MOTM Alfie Cook.
The Under 11s played out a 5-5 draw against Feniscowles and Pleasington. The scorers were Nathan Cox (two), Harry Jennys, Lewis Pearson and MOTM Harry Wissett. There followed, however, a heavy defeat by Whalley 12-0. Connor Forest was MOTM.
There was a mixed weekend for the Under 14s. The Saturday team drew 3-3 with Clitheroe Wolves thanks to goals from Sam Cook, Jack Edgar and Ben Lord.
On Sunday there was a fine display beating Glenross 9-1. Jack Edgar celebrated a hat-trick with Sam Cook, Jack Fowler, Bryn Potter, Sam Parkinson, Jordan Haworth and MOTM Billy Poole on target.
The Under 15s lost 7-2 against Ossy St Mary with Chris Seddon and Jack Simpson on the scoresheet.
ACCRINGTON STANLEY LADIES: A depleted Stanley competed gamely at Lytham YMCA on Sunday, but ultimately slipped to a 4-1 defeat.
The Reds had seven changes from the side that beat AGSA in last week’s derby, and they could only field 10 players on the day.
They went behind to a 25-yard screamer, but created a series of chances, with Sarah Ronnan and Hannah Jones going close, while Kiery Horne hit the post.
Stanley bossed the last 20 minutes of the first half, but, cruelly, Lytham snatched a second against the run of play right on half-time.
The Reds rallied after the break, and Ronnan forced a stunning save from the keeper from a clever flick from Jones, before, from the resulting corner, the outstanding Kerry Meickelham pulled one back after Chloe Smith saw her effort blocked on the line.
With Stanley in the ascendancy, a defensive slip let in Lytham for a third, and as the Reds pushed on looking for a way back in the game, they got caught with a fourth.
The Reds will look to bounce back a week on Sunday, the 25, at Wilson’s against Curzon Ashton Reserves (kick-off 2 p.m.).