Barrowford Celtic reach final

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Barrowford Celtic Under 15s booked their place in the East Lancashire Football Alliance Cup Final after a hard-fought win over Blue Star.

Celtic trailed 1-0 at half-time after a Blue Star shot from the edge of the box took a deflection and looped over the keeper.

The second half saw Celtic launch a comeback, led by striker James Astin with two goals, and one each for Elliott sharp and Ash Newman, to give Celtic a 4-1 win.

Man of the match was Celtic captain and centre half Tom Hoey.

Celtic will now meet Oswaldtwistle St Marys in the final .

Barrowford Celtic Under 12s Black sealed the title with two wins over the week.

They started with a 4-2 win over Oswaldtwistle Rangers on Sunday, the four goals coming from Ryan McGinty, with Scott Simpson named man of the match.

Tuesday night’s derby match against Celtic Whites was a must win for both sides.

The Blacks were 2-0 up at half-time with a penalty from Simpson and one from Danny O’Hara.

The Whites didn’t give up, and got a goal back within the first few minutes of the second half.

But 10 minutes from time, the Blacks showed their strength with goals from Jay Bleasdale, another from O’Hara and the final goal of the season from McGinty.

Man of the match again went to Simpson as the Blacks deservedly won the title.

• DYNAMO SP Under 14s sent out a strong message in their Accrington and District Cup semi-final when they disposed of League One winners, and unbeaten favorites, Fulledge Colts 4-1.

In a superb display from the Barrowford/Colne-based outfit, goals from Scott McConnell, a brace from Bradley Brown and a real cracker from Dean Smallridge gave them victory after going a goal behind.

That kept Dynamos’ 100% record alive, and the club now face Baxenden Villa in the final on May 8th at Accrington Stanley’s Crown Ground.

• PENDLE Forest’s Under 13s girls enjoyed an 8-0 win over Haslingden.

Each girl played out of their usual position to give them an appreciation of each other’s role within the team and work together.

It was perhaps a risky idea, but it worked well and showed just how versatile and skilful they can be wherever they play.

In an all-round great team effort, there were two goals from Neve Barnes who was named player of the match, two from Leah Hillman and one each from Ami Phelan, Hannah Scott, Courtney Barker and keeper Olivia Little.

Forest’s Under 16s White beat Nelson 1-0 in a hard-fought and tense semi-final with a late strike from Ben Lee.

Star man was Jack Houlker for a fine defensive display. AFC Darwen now await in the final.

Forest Under 13s’ Saturday side finished their league campaign as they started it with a 5-1 win over Brierfield.

A hat-trick by Connor and strikes by James and Matty sealed a great away win.

And the Under 8s Pythons put on an impressive team performance against Bacup Blue, with two goals from Lewis Whitlow and a man of the match performance from Brandon Lonsdale.