Colne United suffer heavy defeat on the road

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COLNE United suffered their second defeat of the season as they were beaten 5-1 at Ossy St Mary’s.

After making a bright start, United opened the scoring through a header from Scott Matthews, rising highest to meet a Tom Webb free kick.

However, Ossy recovered to smash in three quick goals to lead at half-time.

Two further goals in the second half consigned the away side to a disappointing defeat.

The reserves also threw away a lead at home to Canberra.

Despite leading 3-1 at the interval, United were unable to hold on as the away side secured a 4-3 victory.

• EARBY Town started the season with two draws.

Last Wednesday, they drew 4-4 at Pendle FC, and on Saturday they shared four goals at Wilsden.

At Pendle they found themselves two goals down, only for new signing Matt Nutter to score four.

Pendle recovered to earn a point.

On Saturday Earby traveled to Keighley.

Jake Palmer scored from a corner midway through the first half, but Wilsden upped their game at the start of the second half and levelled within five minutes.

Earby regained the lead straight from the restart through Matt Blackwell, but Wilsden equalised from the spot on the hour.

The reserves picked up three wins.

Last Tuesday they beat AFC Colne 4-2, with goals from Matt Bowker (2), Paul Oldroyd and Blackwell.

On Thursday they won 5-0 at Barnoldswick Barons, with goals from Bowker, Lewis McKane, Daniel Ibbetson, Ross Singleton and Blackwell, and on Saturday they beat Bingley 5-2, with two goals from Carl Haworth and Bowker and one from Ibbetson.

• PENDLE Renegades beat Skipton LMS Reserves 3-1 to make it three wins from three.

Ian Livesey put them ahead before a brace from Scott Myers sealed the victory. Shaun Bailey was named man of the match.