FOTBALL ROUND-UP: OSSY Rangers' Under nines drew 1-0 with Mill Hill with a MOTM display by Sam Pope.
The Under 10s beat Blackburn Eagles 1-0 with the goal coming from Harriet Swindells with Luke Barnes putting in a MOTM display.
The Under 13s lost 2-1 Mill Hill. Gabriel Whelan scored a superb goal with Jack Edgar the MOTM.
HUNCOAT UNITED: The Under nines won 3-1 against Globe Bullough Park while the Under 10s won 2-1 against Mill Hill on Saturday.
The Allstars lost 4-1 to Great Harwood Rovers while the Badgers ran out 7-0 victors over Darwen Rangers Boys. Dylan Liddle, Rowan Holden and leading scorer Lewis Eccles scored two goals each and a cool finish from Max Verlander ensured they extended their unbeaten league run to 16 games. Next week the side are in the quarter-final of the cup against Rossendale United. Opposition MOTM was Callum Nixon while manager’s MOTM was Tom Sumner. Captain’s Performance was Max Verlander.
The Under 11s lost 4-0 to Clitheroe Wolves Blue while the Under 12s lost 8-3 to Rossendale Valley. Captain James Kelly scored all Huncoat's goals while Bradley Thompson saved a penalty.
The Under 12s lost 5-1 to Crown Paints while the Under 13s lost 4-0 to Langho.
The Under 14s won 4-2 against Lammack while the Under 15s ran out 4-2 victors over Oswaldtwistle Rangers. The Under 16s lost 2-0 to Readstone United.
ST JOSEPH'S: The Under 14s enjoyed a 2-1 win against Ossy Rangers. Liam Richmond opened the scoring and laid on the second goal for Thomas Ainsworth. The Saints should have got more goals but wereforced to hang towards the end as Ossy rallied.
The Under 12s lost 4-0 to Clayton Park. Although they enjoyed the bulk of possession in the second half, St Joseph’s never really put any pressure on the Clayton goal.
RISHTON UNITED: In the Accrington and District League, the Under nines Blue lost 15-0 to Mill Hill Red while the Under 10s drew 1-1 with Greyhound Ford.
The Under 11s Blue lost 6-0 to Rossendale Valley Yellow. Stand-in keeper Patrick Wood made a number of crucial saves to keep Rishton in the game but they couldn’t grab a consolation goal.
The Under 12s recorded their biggest ever win with a 14-0 rout over a plucky Church side. Rishton couldn’t score in the first 15 minutes but then scored six in the next 15. Connor McNab opened the scoring before Alistair Lofthouse got the second and Jack Goggins grabbed Number three. Lofthouse got a second and top scorer Ryan Cothliff fired home from outside the box before adding another on the stroke of half-time to make it 6-0. Cothliff celebrated a hat-trick just after the restart, Brad Morris made it eight before Charlie Feeney got on the scoresheet. Cothliff celebrated another as did Morris and McNab and, in the dying minutes, Jake Smith and Billy Hargreaves 25-yard strike finished the scoring.
The Under 15s lost 5-0 to Borrowdale after just about getting 11 players to start. Keeper Scott Corbett made a couple of good saves and they only trailed 1-0 at half-time. However after the break, Rishton tired and Borrowdale took charge. Referee’s MOTM was Elliot Kinder while Rishton’s MOTM was Tom Pollard.
The Under 16s suffered a 5-1 defeat to Belverdere.
In the East Lancashire Football Alliance League, the Under 15s were 5-2 winners over Barrowford Celtic.
In the North Valley Youth Football League, the Under eights put four without reply past Brierfield Celtic White. A Sam Steer free kick opened the scoring but defender Evan O’Carroll did have to make some clearances off the line. Steer scored the second after slipping past two defenders and Kyle Essery slotted the ball in the left hand corner to make it 3-0. The fourth goal came from Kyle Essery while keeper Declan Mercer pulled off two outstanding saves to keep a clean sheet. MOTM was Sam Steer.
The Under 11s were 5-1 winners over Readstone. Readstone lead 1-0 at the break but Rishton had the wind advantage after and took charge. After hitting the post twice, Hayden Walker struck home the equaliser and then turned provider, laying on the ball for Matt Aspinall to slot home. Keenan O’Carroll’s shot from the left found the corner of the net to make it 3-1 before MOTM Pat McGregor hit a shot which was parried into Walker’s path and he scored a poacher’s goal. McGregor hit another thunder bolt and this time Aspinall pounced on the rebound to head home his second of the game.
KNUZDEN: The Under 17s kept up Dusty Miller’s record of reaching semi-finals as they made it 14 last four places in the 19 seasons since he took over the club. They faced Brierfield Celtic in the ELFA Cup quarter-finals and produced a good performance to win 7-1. The goals were scored by captain Adam Brown, two to Jamie McKay, Ricky McGrew also scored and MOTM and leading man Scott Robinson celebrated a hat-trick.
GREAT HARWOOD ROVERS: The Under 10s remain in second place thanks to a 4-0 victory against Blackburn United. Goalscorers were Callum Donohue, Cameron Grice and a brace from Zac Geldard.
They then picked up another three points with a 4-1 win over Huncoat Allstars. Goalscorers were Nathan Cox, Harry Swiatczak, Callum Donohue and Cameron Grice.
The senior team were knocked out of the cup in the quarter-finals by Boca Seniors, losing 4-0 with Jordan Allen getting MOTM.
They then faced Commercial with MOTM David Anwar opening the scoring and Jordan Allen made it two. The Commercial fought back and got a goal just before half-time. Harwood could not increase their lead in the second half and the Commercial got an equaliser to finish 2-2.
GREYHOUND FORD: The Under 10s drew 1-1 with Rishton. Greyhound broke the deadlock through Brooklyn Cross. Greyhound then kept Rishton at bay until a deflected own goal went in midway through the second half. Ford then stepped up their efforts and came close on a couple of occasions. MOTM was Kyle Mason.
ACCRINGTON GIRLS AND LADIES: The Under 16s were involved in a hugely entertaining, high scoring draw for the second week running - this time is was 4-4 with Myerscough. The goals were scored by Kerry Bamford, Amy Sturgess, Sam Bailey and an own goal. Player of the Match was captain Amy Sturgess.
Accrington Ladies were at home to Wigan Athletic on Sunday. It was a close first half with Wigan leading 1-0 at the break. In the second half Becki De-Maine chased down a back pass and slotted home to earn her team a draw. Player of the Match was Di Salisbury.