RISHTON UNITED: The Under nines were 1-0 winners over Wilpshire Wanderers while the Under 10s lost 3-0 to Rossendale Valley Blue. This was revenge for the Valley side who had been beaten 5-0 by Rishton earlier in the season. The Under 11s enjoyed a 4-2 victory over Huncoat United.
Huncoat had the advantage of the wind and took the lead in the first minute. Rishton equalised thanks to a solo goal from Ryan Cothliff but Huncoat made it 2-1 at the break. Cothliff equalised again before, with nine minutes left, Jordan Kellet found Cothliff who celebrated a hat-trick.
He wasn’t finished though as, after Sean Kelly in goal made a good save, Cothliff broke away and added the fourth.
The Under 14s were 2-0 losers to Borrowdale United. Hassan Akhtar and Kyle Driver both had chances which were saved as Borrowdale claimed the win. Referee’s MOTM was Reece Harwood while Rishton’s MOTM was Lee Woollam.
GREYHOUND FORD: The Under 15s ran out 8-2 winners over Rossendale United to maintain second spot in the league. Andrew Moores scored his first hat-trick and earned himself the MOTM.
HUNCOAT UNITED: The Under nines beat Church FC 2-0 while the Under 11 Allstars lost 4-2, with MOTM Connor Demain scoring both goals.
HYNDBURN AND RIBBLE VALLEY SCHOOLS: The Under 14 football team - which covers the 10 secondary schools in the two boroughs - are involved in an Easter tournament on the Isle of Wight. The football festival, which takes place from 6 April to 10 April, has been organised by the English School’s F.A. and there are 14 Associations from all over the UK taking part.
Hyndburn and Ribble Valley are the only Association in the North West Region in attendance so it’s a case of flying the flag not just for the district, but Lancashire and the North West as well. They have four fixtures in as many days against Luton, Vale of White Horse, Bridgwater and Mid Somerset.
It is a big time for the team as tomorrow they have a local derby against rivals Blackburn and Darwen Schools in the Wrennall Cup.