In the quarter final stages of the Pendle Charity League Peter Shaw Trophy, First Division Trawden FC pulled off a surprise victory against current holders and Premier Division leaders Union FC.
A hat-trick from Tom Swindells and a Ben Gorman effort ensured that Trawden are in the hat for the semi-final draw. Daniel Oldfield scored Union’s consolation in a 4-1 defeat.
Trawden FC will be joined by Life FC, Weston FC and the winners of this weekend’s match between Sacred Heart and Pendle Forest Athletic in the last four. A brace from Haroon Afzal and a strike from Antonio Trapanese helped Life FC to a 3-0 win against Paak A, and Weston FC beat Timmy Ts 5-0 thanks to goals from Luke Scott (2), Ash Smith, Craig Honeyman and James Oldroyd.
In the Premier Division, Sacred Heart moved to within one point of leaders Union FC thanks to second half goals from Neill Kelly, Scott Ridehalgh and a close ranged header from John Kelly. Graham Engineering Redskins came from behind to beat Sacred Heart United 3-2. Earlier Andy Ledger and Peter Mellor had given United the lead.
Pendle Blues Athletic moved to within two points of Station Hotel after beating their Nelson based opponents 4-2. Athletic’s four goals came from David Shackleton while Adam Crew and Danny Parker had given Station an earlier lead. Pendle Blues consolidated their fourth place with a 7-2 victory against bottom side AFC Veterans. Braces from Michael Riley and Matthew Hesmondhalgh along with further goals from Johnathon Brown, Seb Hadfield and Anthony Norton ensured Blues emerged with maximum points. Gary Bailey and Andy Commons were on target for Veterans. Crooked Billet kept their promotional prospects alive with a 4-1 victory against Marsden Cross. Wes Hensby (2), Brendan Park and Matt Burton scored for Billet. Paul Carey replied for Marsden Cross.
Both Colne Town and Sacred Heart Celtic gained ground on leaders Lanway in the Second Division following victories against Barnoldswick Barons and Colne Cougars. Lanway came from behind to draw 5-5 against SKK Blacko in a thrilling encounter at Swinden. Two goals from Matty Makin and efforts from Adam Tibbs, Berat Mjekiqi and Peter Dawson secured a point for Lanway. Colne Town closed the gap at the top of the table to two points after beating Barnoldswick Barons 6-2. Josh Howard and Gareth Turner were on target for Barons. A late effort from Lewis Whiteoak gained maximum points for Sacred Heart Celtic against Colne Cougars. Earlier Hayden Lord (2) and Lloyd Whiteoak gave Celtic the lead. Cougars’ goals came from substitutes, two from Shane Daffern and from James Robinson. Two goals from Lord Nelson’s Tom Young were not quite enough for his side, who lost by the odd goal in five to TSB.