Pendle Renegrades crash out of Craven Cup

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Pendle Renegades crashed out of the Craven Cup with a 2-0 second round defeat to Gargrave at Sough Park.

Gargrave took the lead after only 10 minutes as a rare Carl Osadzenko error gifted the striker with a one on one with the keeper, and he made no mistake.

Renegades weren’t fluent in their football, but had more of the possession, Scott Myers was lively as ever and Danny Paton’s set pieces were a constant threat.

But Gargrave added a second before half-time, as Gargrave overloaded the hosts, and when the ball fell to their unmarked right winger at the back post, he slotted home.

Nathan Taylforth had a golden opportunity to pull one back on the stroke of half-time but his free header was straight at the Gargrave stopper, who parried it clear to maintain his sid’es two-goal advantage.

In the second half, more Renegades pressure followed. Paton raced clear just after the break, dummied his shot on goal to check back onto his left foot, but hesitated slightly and allowed a defender to come back and divert his effort round the post for a corner.

Myers was next to miss an opportunity when he placed his left-foot effort wide of the post.

Substitute Owen Pearson injected pace and could count himself unlucky not to be awarded a penalty when he burst into the box and was bundled over, but the referee waved away the claims.

Gargrave’s keeper again came to the rescue when called upon with 10 minutes to go, a Kyle Zahorodnyj effort saved low down, and Gargrave hung on to advance through to the next round.