JUNIOR FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: CHURCH Under 11s lost 7-0 to Great Harwood. Church started well and striker Josh Graham forced three saves out of the Harwood keeper. Harwood grew in confidence and eventually ran out easy winners. Manager’s MOTM for Church was Ryan Savage.
The Under 16s lost 3-1 to table topping Baxenden Villa. MOTM Steven Astbury scored with a 20 yard shot. The scoreline could have been worse for Church but for some superb defending from the back four, especially Jacob Taylor.
OSSY RANGERS: The Under nines drew 3-3 with Mellor. Referee’s MOTM Niall Lathom scored and James Parkinson added a further two.
The Under 13s lost to Brunlea 4-2 in the ADJFL with goals coming from Isaac Archer and Billy Poole. However they bounced back with a spirited display against a strong Ossy St Marys side. After going a goal beind they fought back to be 3-1 in front only to be pegged back in the last minute. Sam Cook, Bryn Potter and Danny Robinson were on target with Sam Parkinson MOTM.
HUNCOAT UNITED: The Under nines won 6-1 against Rossendale Valley Green while the Under 10 Saturday side won 2-0 against Greyhound Ford.
The Under 10 Allstars drew 4-4 with Oswaldtwistle Rangers. Goalscorers were Kean De Gouviea, Jack Beech and a Callum Savage brace.
The Under 10 Badgers were 5-3 winners against Wilpshire Wanderers. MOTM Tom Neil scored twice, Spencer Harris, Elliott Battle and Callum Harrison for the others.
The Under 11s lost 5-1 to Rossendale Valley Red while the Under 12s won 5-2 against Wilpshire Wanderers on Saturday.
On Sunday, the Under 12s ran out 5-1 winners over Mill Hill while the Under 13s were unlucky to lose 1-0 to St Josephs. James Hall was MOTM.
The Under 15s lost 6-1 to Huncoat United while the Under 16s suffered a 6-0 defeat to Belvedere.
GREYHOUND FORD: The Under 16s scored three goals in the second half to overcome Crown Paints after trailing 1-0. Jake Eddleston, Piers Morris and Elliott Grierson where on the score sheet with Matthew Parkinson the Referee’s MOTM.
MILL HILL: On Saturday, the Under nines won 4-1 against Great Harwood with O’Brien scoring twice and Almond and Newton also on target.
The Under nines Red were 7-0 winners over Rossendale Valley Yellow with Tasdemir scoring four, Shaw two and Javad one.
Atkinson scored three times as the Under 10s ran out 7-0 winners over Rossendale Valley. Welsh, Lewis and Oddie got the others.
The Under 11s put eight past Rishton with Close scoring five, Tattersall two and Barnes one while the Under 13s Red won 4-0 against their Blue team. Kay, Poulton, Shaw and Duckworth were on target.
Hoctor was the only scorer in the Under 16s Saturday win over Barrowford Celtic.
And, in the girls league cup, Mill Hill Under 10s lost 3-2 to Wigan Athletic with Katy Dudgeon scoring both.
On Sunday, Mill Hill senior side were 5-0 winners over Bee Hive with Mason celebrating a hat-trick and Lysons scoring twice. The reserves lost 4-3 to Fox and Hounds with Smalley, Butterworth and Langford the scorers.
Elsewhere, the Under nines Red won 2-0 against Crown with Newton and O’Brien the goal heroes while the Under nines Blue lost 6-0 to West End.
The Under 10s Red were 1-0 victors over Rossendale United with Welsh on target while the Under 10s Blue drew with Huncoat Badgers 2-2 with Bentley and Brooks on the scoresheet.
The Under 12s lost 5-1 to Huncoat with Wilkinson their scorer while the Under 14s put four past Barrowford Black. Cunningham scored twice with Ralph and Johnstone getting the others.
KNUZDEN YOUTH: The Under 17, in the newly formed East Lancs Alliance League, won 4-0 against Clitheroe. MOTM Scott Robinson scored twice while Jake Wolstencroft and Ricky McGrew grabbed the others. Knuzden’s captain Adam Brown was outstanding in defence. Knuzden’s Player of the Month for September was Scott Robinson. Team v Wilpshire Wanderers (sunday): Brown (c), McKay, Marshall, Peacock, O’Connor, Toner, Slater, Robinson, Wolstencroft, McGrew, Riding, Stevenson, Tomlinson..
RISHTON UNITED: On Sunday, in the North Valley League, the Under eights were 2-1 winners over Pendle Forest White. Tom Stamp volleyed home and Sam Steer added the second. Sub Ben Bleasdale was MOTM.
The Under nines were also 2-1 winners over Barrowford Celtic Black. MOTM Dylan Harling scored twice for Rishton as the team earned their first points of the season.
The Under 11s Red drew 2-2 with Barnoldswick Barons Blue thanks to a brace from MOTM Keenan O’Carroll.
On Saturday, in the Accrington and District League, Rishton lost 8-0 to Mill Hill. There were only seven players available. MOTM was goalkeeper Danny Cobald. Wednesday training with be on Norden’s Astroturf 7-8pm.
The Under 12s lost 6-2 to Rossendale Valley after wasting chances. Rossendale were 2-0 up at half-time against the run of play. Ryan Cothliff got one back and they equalised when Jack Goggins cross found a defender who hit the ball at the back of Jake Smith’s head and it crossed the line. But Rossendale re-took the lead and then conceded three goals in the last five minutes.
The Under 15s Blue put eight past Globe Bullough Park. Kane Barker, Liam McNulty (three) and Hassan Akhtar (two) made it 6-0 at half-time. Referee’s MOTM Akhtar got the seventh minutes after the re-start while Rishton’s MOTM Kyle Driver finished off the scoring.
GREAT HARWOOD ROVERS: The Under 11s recovered from their first defeat of the season with a win against Church. MOTM keeper Matthew Bunn kept Harwood in the game early on. George Nightingale scored two after neat passing moves and then he set up the third for Oliver Cruse. An own goal made it four before George Ramsbottom added a fifth and Kyle Parker got the sixth. Cruse finished the scoring in the 7-0 win.
The Under 10s made it four wins out of four as they defeated league leaders Oswaldtwistle Rangers 4-2. The goalscorers were Nathan Cox (three) and Joel Davies.
ST JOSEPHS: The Under 12s raced into a two goal lead against table topping Darwen Ranger Lads. Jack Bailey and Declan Southward were the scorers. Darwen got back into the game before the break and, in the second half, the Saints were unable to make their good football count and Darwen won at a canter.