FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: HUNCOAT United's Under 10s Allstars lost 7-0 to the Badgers in a game of two halves.
The Allstars defence held firm until five minutes before the break when Tom Sumner fed a ball across the box for Max Verlander to make it 1-0 at half-time.
Nobody expected what was to come next as the Badgers went goal crazy with six second half goals. Four of these came in the last ten minutes of the game as the Allstars defence collapsed.
Verlander added a second and Sumner scored a third. The fourth came after a good move which ended with Rowan Holden smashing an unstoppable shot into the top corner. Sumner scored the fifth after an absolute screamer from Holden crashed off the bar and fell at his feet.
The sixth was a good individual goal from Verlander after he ran half the length of the pitch with it and fired past the keeper for his hat-trick.
The rout was complete after Holden rifled his shot into the top corner of the net.
Opposition MOTM was Tom Sumner; Manager’s MOTM was Max Verlander while captain’s performance belonged to Callum Nixon.
The Under 12s Sunday suffered a 3-0 defeat at Crown Paints Yellow.
GREAT HARWOOD ROVERS FC: It was 13 weeks since the last league game and Second Division Harwood faced First Division The Brewers in the Cup.
Stand-in keeper Philip Rushton did well to keep out Brewers in early stages while Elliot Hall cleared off the line twice.
Harwood then got more into the game and, in a move which started with right back Kevin Thompson, Jordan Allen finished it off slotting the ball passed the keeper to lead 1-0 at half-time.
Scott Noon soon doubled the score in the second half and he quickly scored Harwood’s third of the match.
The Brewers pulled a goal back but, with ten minutes left, Thompson fired home from 25 yards to make it 4-1.
RISHTON UNITED: The Under 13s - at the fifth time of asking - finally met Rochdale side Bridge Colts in the LFA Cup quarter-final.
Keeper Kieran Ainscough kept Rishton in the game to keep it goalless early on.
Rishton finally broke the deadlock midway through the first half when centre half Tom Barker fired Rishton into the lead.
A second goal soon followed after a shot from Declan Byrom crashed against the bar but Byrom was the quickest to react and lobbed the keeper to make it 2-0 at half-time.
Captain Dylan Palmer set up Kegan Dobson to make it 3-0 and then Bridge threw everything at Rishton and scored two quick goals to make it 3-2 and Rishton survived a nervy ending to hold on for the win.
In the North Valley League, the Under eight Reds drew 2-2 with Readstone Yellow.
Readstone scored an early goal but this seemed to spur Rishton on.
Striker Sam Steer found Tom Stamp and he thundered the ball into the back of the net.
Rishton continued to press but Readstone once again got their noses in front. But United fought back when Kyle Essery got on the end of a Steer corner. MOTM went to Tom Stamp.
The Under 11s Red also drew - 2-2 with Barnoldswick Barons.
Rishton went ahead when a cross from Matt Aspinall led to Tom Bartley firing home from the edge of the box to lead at the break.
Barons equalised before half-time but then substitutes Hayden Walker and Andrew Noblet combined to put Rishton back in front.
The last 10 minutes was end- to-end with Walker and Noblet going close for Rishton but the Barons finished strong and deserved their equaliser.
Rishton’s MOTM was Andrew Noblet, a strong performance capped with a goal.
ACCRINGTON STANLEY LADIES: They moved within a win of second place in the LFA Women's County League First Division with a 3-0 victory over Sefton Peronni at Highams on Sunday.
In their first game for six weeks, the Reds recorded their first clean sheet of the season against the Liverpool side, who were flattered by the scoreline.
The Stanley ladies deservedly took the lead when the impressive Carolyn Watson steered the ball inside the far post, and they should have gone in at half-time with more than a one-goal advantage, with Kiery Horne unlucky not to score.
Stanley rolled up their sleeves after the break and finally made their superiority tell when substitute Sophie Jones broke through to finish.
Stanley’s Chloe Smith missed a penalty but she got the goal she deserved near the end with a thumping finish, arrowing the ball inside the post from 20 yards.
Stanley now turn their attentions to Haslingden Ladies this Sunday at Wilson's (ko 2pm).