JUNIOR FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: GREYHOUND Ford Under-11’s had to acclimatise to unusual pitch conditions witch put the Reds on the back foot for five mins.
Unfortunately a shot from Brierfield managed to just sneak over the line to give them an early lead.
But Greyhound soon got it together and started applying the pressure when Cameron Grice scored a cracker from outside the box to level the match.
Greyhound came out firing for the second half only to be denied by a good keeper and the woodwork and unfortunately could not finsh the game off, the game ending 1-1.
The referee’s MOTM was Brooklyn Cross and the manager’s MOTM was Blake Barret.
RISHTON UNITED: The Under-10 girls lost 4-0 to Mill Hill.
Mill Hill were out of the blocks quicker than a sleepy Rishton and dominated the first half leading 3-0 at half time.
It could have been worse but for keeper Sidney Machell who played a blinder throughout making some fantastic saves.
The second half was a tighter affair with Charley Butler and Abby Dearden putting the shutters up at the back.
A breakaway fourth goal by Mill Hill completed the scoring.
The Under-10 boys were unlucky to lose 1-0 to Readstone United in a close fought game.
The Under-11 boys drew 1-1 with Blue Star.
Rishton started slowly and a dangerous pass played across the six-yard box was intercepted by a Blue Star attacker who slotted home.
In the second-half Rishton pressed hard for an equaliser, but Blue Star’s inspired keeper was equal to everything Rishton created.
Then, with 10 minutes left, an excellent cross from Niall Holt was flicked in by debutant Joel Davies to put Rishton back on level terms.
Joseph Aspin netted the only goal as the under-12s were beaten 4-1 by Pendle Forest despite an improved display.
The under-14s displayed an improved attitude in their 8-1 loss to AFC¿Darwen. George Healy netted their only goal.
However, the under-15s were 10-1 winners against Barrowford Celtic, scoring six times in the first half.
Brad Campbell netted six times with Lewis Hall scoring twice and further goals from Dylan Cross and Adam Aspinall.
The under-16s’ blue team conceded four times in each half to lose 8-1 against Clitheroe Wolves.
Jonathon Savage netted their only goal at a time when Rishton played their best football of the day.
Joseph Demaine scored twice as the under-eights won 4-0 at Feniscowles and Pleasington, Ben Larnach and Oliver Jones also scoring.
Elsewhere, the reserves defeated their Blackburn counterparts 6-1 with Matt Heap scoring a hat-trick.
Karl Andrews, Rob Walsh and Rob Garvey completed the scoring.
OSSY RANGERS: The Under-11s lost 4-0 against Feniscowles with Dylan Thompson being named MOTM.
There was also a defeat for the under-14s losing 4-1 against Life Academy. Sam Cook was on the scoresheet with a penalty.
CHURCH FC: The Under-14’s drew 3-3 away to the league's current second placed team, Pendle Forest.
Church's Elliot Leeming opened the scoring, and then followed an end to end game that saw both teams exchange the lead several times, with James Clarckson scoring two more for Church.
The away side were unfortunate to concede an own goal late in the match to level the score at 3-3 which left them returning home with just the one point when they may have deserved all three.
After a poor start to the season the Under-14's are now unbeaten in the last three games. MOTM was Elliot Leeming.
GREAT HARWOOD ROVERS: Once again the Under-13s started a game very slowly and were a goal down to Langho Juniors before they started playing.
A quality corner by Great Harwood’s Scott Sykes was well taken at the back post by captain Jack Hargreaves to make it 1-1 and more pressure by Harwood paid off when Jack Hargreaves slotted home a penalty to make it 2-1.
Raegan Bolton smashed in a third from 25 yards to round off the scoring. Man of the match was Tommy Achaski.
After two straight defeats the Under-9s returned to winning ways with a 7-0 win against Whalley.
A brace for Sagar and for debutant Duxbury helped Rovers go back up to fourth in the league.
Rovers took the lead as early as the sixth minute when Altham’s shot was saved by the Whalley keeper only to find Douglas lurking for the rebound.
On the quarter hour mark Altham got Rovers second when he squeezed the ball in to the goal from the bye line.
It was a defensive mistake that let in Duxbury for his first goal in a Rovers shirt.
He kept a cool head with only the keeper to beat.
In the second half Sagar chipped the keeper for his first of the night, that after he had earlier hit the post.
The final three minutes were frantic. The keeper saved Sagar’s shot and Duxbury tapped the ball over the line for his second.
Two minutes later Sagar got his second and Rovers sixth. Then with seconds left on the watch Benedetto got his name on the score sheet when he latched on to Altham’s long throw.