Pendle Renegades have match to forget

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Pendle Renegades had a Saturday to forget as they went down 6-2 to Gargrave Reserves away.

It was the hosts who took the lead when Harry Thompson ghosted his way into the box where he latched onto a through ball and drilled his effort low into the corner,1-0. It was quickly 2-0 and by half-time the score had widened to 4-1.

Second half was much more even with both sides creating plenty of chances.

Gargrave got the all important goal to go 5-1 up, Renegades caught out on the break and Gargrave came forwards in numbers with their right winger squaring for a simple tap in after 10 minutes of the second half.

All three substitutes were introduced to try and mix things up and all three were impressive.

Antony Reedy got straight into the game when he controlled a cross on the right hand side of the box and drilled his low effort across the keeper to bring the score to 5-2. Man -of-the-match Damon Whelan made a great run into the box and was brought down from behind but Gargrave’s nominated referee for the second half decided not to award the spot kick and it was Gargrave who finished the scoring off with 10 minutes of the game, catching Renegades on the break and forcing the ball home from a one on one situation.

The team will be looking for improvement next week when they visit Skipton Town FC, 2p.m. kick-off.

Renegades second team continued their good form though with a convincing win away to newly formed Sutton FC.

A superb hat-tric by Dan Amos and goals from Dale Robinson, Owen Pearson and Alex Collett fired them to a 6-2 win. Man-of-the-match went to Tom Toward.

The reserves are away to Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves tomorrow, 2 p.m. kick-off.

• A STERLING performance by Rock Rovers firsts helped them to a comprehensive 8-0 win over Peel Park.

Mark Dutton (3), Martin Whittaker (2), Jake Bancroft, Levi Whiteoak and Alex Heap all got on the score sheet.

Unfortunately the reserves were not able to record a victory, going down 3-2 at home to Worsthorne.