Venue leapfrog Life FC in Pendle Charity League

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TRAWDEN Venue replaced Life FC at the top of the Pendle Charity League Premier Division following a 6-1 win.

A brace from Tom Swindells and strikes from Callum Whitfield, Carl Ellerton, Ben Mousley and Ben Gorman secured maximum points for Venue. Awais Akhtar struck Life’s consolation.

Graham Engineering Redskins went third following a 7-3 victory against Pendle Blues. Redskins raced into a 7-0 half time lead thanks to a hat-trick from Andy Bennett, a brace from Gareth Hargreaves and goals from Steve Cunningham and Luke Cockroft. A second half fight back from Blues included a Lee Aspin hat-trick. A Paul Watson strike gave Sacred Heart United their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw against Station Hotel, while Amir Ashraf and Akash Ajmal scored for Paak United in a 2-0 win against Timmy Ts.

In the First Division, leaders Pendle Blues Athletic drew 1-1 against bottom placed Paak AFC. An overhead kick from Lee Denton gave Blues the lead, but Paak fought back.

Colne Town enjoyed a 6-1 win against Golden Ball to maintain their promotion challenge. Town’s goals came from Ross Walker (2), Charlie Sitaras (2), Daniel Barton and James Holmes. Phil Smith scored Golden Ball’s consolation. Five goals from Jake Butterworth and a brace from Jack Liversey helped George and Dragon Athletic record a 7-0 win against Crooked Billet. Sacred Heart Celtic Development squad edged a seven-goal encounter against Lanway. A brace from Shaun McCardle and goals from Michael Roach and Aaron Horsfall helped Celtic to a 4-3 victory. A solitary strike from Ross Whittaker was enough to secure the points for Financial Affairs against SKK Blacko.

FC Intershape and Boca Clarets remain unbeaten at the top of the Second Division although Clarets closed the gap to four points following a 4-0 win against Fence. Four goals from Andy Husband gave Clarets maximum points.

A brace from Philip Chester gained a point for Colne Cougars, who held leaders FC Intershape to a 2-2 draw. Adam Hartley and James Brookes were on target for the leaders. Pendle Renegades moved into fourth place after a 3-2 win against T & R Precision. James Harper and Andy Hardy scored for Precision. Goals from Farooq Hussain, Zohaib Zaman and Hassan Mahmood gave Life Athletic the points following a 3-0 win against Lord Nelson, and AFC Veterans gained their first point of the season after sharing six goals with Pendle Athletic. Shahzad Ali, Ehsan Shah and Sohail Iqbal were on target for Athletic.

Veterans secured a point thanks to goals from Gary West, Steve Fort and Gareth Mills.