OSSY RANGERS: The Under 13s suffered a 6-4 defeat in the Saturday league against Pendle Forest. Having been 4-1 down at half time they showed a spirited second half fightback to draw level and looked at one stage like they would go on to win the game. Unfortunately they conceded two last minute goals. The Ossy goals were scored by Billy Poole (two), Bryn Potter and Sam Etherington.
The Sunday team also lost 4-2 against top of the table side Crown Paints. Once again the boys performed well and were unlucky not to get a result. Jacob Whitcombe was MOTM with both goals coming from Gabriel Whelan.
HUNCOAT UNITED: The Under 10s lost 3-0 to Knuzden on Saturday while the Allstars suffered a 4-2 loss to Blackburn United. Goals were scored by Jack Beech and Callum Savage.
The Under 10 Badgers were 7-0 winners against the Eagles. Dylan Liddle opened the scoring and went on to celebrate a hat-trick while Lewis Eccles also notched three and Callum Boyle slotted home his eighth goal of the season. Tom Sumner was Manager’s MOTM for a faultless display in the midfield while Max Verlander was opposition MOTM for setting up four of the goals. Callum Boyle got the captain’s performance.
The Under 11s lost 8-0 to Mill Hill while the Under 12s Saturday suffered a 15-1 loss to Fulledge Colts.
The Under 13s ran out 3-2 winners over Church with goals scored by Chris Dwyer (two) and Brad Juliff.
The Under 16s won 6-2 against Rishton United.
CHURCH FC: The Under 13s narrowly missed out on their first points of the season against Huncoat United on Saturday. Church took the lead early on but then conceded two quick goals for Huncoat to lead 2-1. Nathan Lewis then levelled the score but Huncoat edged in front again 3-2. Church were denied a draw when Huncoat cleared off the line late on. Referee’s MOTM was James Clarkson.
KNUZDEN YOUTH: The Under 17s can’t seem to find the back of the net at the moment. They lost 2-0 to Crown Paints missing a number of chances. MOTM was Knuzden defender Aaron Peackock who was also Player of the Month for October. Weekend team v Brierfield Celtic, Sun, away: Brown, McKay, Marshall, Dewhurst, Peackock. O’Connor, Toner, Slater, Robinson, McGrew, Riding, Stevenson, Cruickshank, Kellaway. McCready.
ACCRINGTON STANLEY LADIES: They got their LFA Women’s County League First Division campaign off to a flying start with a 6-5 win in a thriller with Preston. Sophie Jones put the Reds ahead before Dawn Haczycki doubled the lead just before half-time with a solo effort. After the break, Kiery Horne found the top corner from a tight angle to make it 3-0, only for Rangers to mount a fightback, pulling it back to 3-2. Haczycki scored a carbon copy of her first goal to give Stanley a cushion, but Preston refused to give up and scored again, before Sophie and namesake Hannah Jones found the net to make it 6-3. Still Preston came forward, and a 30-yard screamer reduced the deficit, and although they added a fifth in injury time, it proved the last kick of the game as Stanley held on. The Reds face Sefton Perroni at Wilson's on Sunday (ko 2 pm).
EAST LANCASHIRE ALLIANCE LEAGUE: The Inter League Under 12 team reached the final of the Inter League Trophy tfter defeating the North Bury League 2-1. It was a terrific game of football and the lads, managed by Craig Devlin and Pete Fairbrother, were a credit to the League.
MILL HILL: The club are celebrating after receiving various medals and trophies in the Accrington and District Junior Football League 50th anniversary competition.
The Under nines Blue were champions in their event while the Red side won the Consolation Cup. The Under 10s won the Consolation Cup while the Under 11s won their main cup.
The Under 13s Red came out on top in the major competition while the Blue side won the Consolation Cup.
The Under 14s also were victorious in the Consolation Cup while the Under 16s were victorious in the main cup competition.