GREAT HARWOOD ROVERS: They celebrated a 6-0 win over Ossy Rangers.
Although Harwood had not played for three weeks, it didn’t show as Harwood scored early on - a sweeping move down the left hand side and a great cross by Arron Phillipson which was knocked in at the back post by the outstretched Karl Sutton.
Within 10 minutes, Harwood got the second when the dangerous Reagan Bolton got on the end of another Phillipson cross.
Ossy were on the back foot and Harwood made it three when a corner from Scott Sykes was headed well by Sutton.
In the second half, Harwood continued to be strong with Man of the Match Jake Smith running the show.
Bolton smashed the ball home from short range to grab his second and, after some good work by Daniel Smith who slipped and skipped past two players before pushing the ball to Smith, it ended with the Rovers player being bundled over in the box for a penalty.
Captain Jack Hargreaves tucked the ball home to make it 5-0 before Sutton completed his hat-trick.
RISHTON UNITED: A hat-trick from Player of the Match Natasha De Maine helped Rishton to victory in the County Cup at Bolton Wanderers.
De Maine scored the winning goal in normal time with extra-time looming.
Also on the score sheet was Faye Carter, who was set up by Chloe Hill, while Zoe Fisher thought she was also a goal hero but her effort was disallowed. Keeper Charlie Parkinson also made a number of good saves. It was a great result for the team who are in their first season in the Lancashire League.
The Under 10s Girls were in action in the cup and were 2-0 winners over Lytham YMCA. Keeper Sydnie Matchell kept Lytham at bay in the first half before defender Abby Dearden scored her first goal in three years while a 20 yard strike from Katelynn du Plessis completed the scoring.
The Under 10s lost 6-2 to Globe Bullough Park. Goals from Callum and Harry Nightingale could not prevent United losing even though they got it back to 2-2.
The Under 12s on Saturday lost 8-4 to Pendle Forest as there was a good attacking display couple with a poor defensive show.
Jamie Maxwell hit two for Rishton with Joseph Aspin and Referee’s MOTM Nathan Sharrack notching a goal each.
The Under 13s played their first game since the end of October and snatched a 5-4 win against Huncoat.
Alister Lofthouse chipped the goalkeeper for the opener after good work from fellow striker Jack Goggins.
Goggins got a second before Rishton keeper Marc Smith had to keep out Huncoat.
The third goal went in when Keiran Higham played a ball to Goggins who again left the defence standing and slotted the ball past the keeper. Just before half-time Rishton went 4-0 up when Lofthouse scored his second goal but Huncoat got one back to make it 4-1 at the break.
Huncoat came out strongly after the interval and got another back. Higham did then force the ball over the line after a goal line scramble to get Rishton to five but Huncoat never gave up. They got it back to 5-4 but Rishton held on.
Referee’s MOTM was Marc Smith in goal with Dominic Lord a close runner up.
The Under 14s lost 4-2 to Rossendale United Colts with Rishton coming unstuck at the end.
Rishton went ahead after good inter-play down the right between Jordan Williams and Owen Lloyd-Jones, with Owen grabbing the goal. An error from the Rishton keeper saw Rossendale draw level just before half-time.
The second half saw Rishton kicking up-hill, with Rossendale scoring straight from the off.
Another shortly followed meaning Rishton trailed 3-1, but team persistence saw Liam Haworth grab Rishton’s second after Rossendale’s keeper dropped the ball.
In an all out attack to try and grab an equaliser, Rishton succumbed to a fourth goal. Manager’s MOTM was John Noble.
Elsewhere, the Under eights went goal crazy putting 11 past Crown Paints Black.
Rishton were 8-0 up at half-time and continued to play some excellent passing football in the second half.
Jack Kennedy was the leading goalscorer with four goals, assisted by two from Oliver Jones, two from Joseph Demaine, two from MOTM Ben Larnach and one from Andrew Hickey. The boys have now won eight consecutive matches.
HUNCOAT UNITED: The Under nines came back from 3-0 down against Wilpshire Wanderers Black to draw 3-3.
They were three goals behind after just ten minutes with Riley Armstrong and Kristian Holden getting goals back before Connor Gilgunn hit the equaliser with three minutes to go. MOTM Tyler Procter.
The Under 10s ran out 3-1 winners over Great Harwood Rovers while the Badgers were 1-0 victors over Mill Hill Red.
The Under 10 Allstars lost 4-1 to Lammack while the Under 11s ran out 2-1 winners over Wilpshire Wandreres.
The Under 12s lost 2-1 to Church while the Under 13s suffered a 5-4 defeatto Rishton United.
The Under 13 Allstars lost 6-0 to Wilpshire Wanderers while the Under 16s won 3-2 against Wilpshire.