Colne Town FC produce big upset
IN the first round group stages of the Pendle Charity League Cup, Second Division Colne Town FC produced the performance of the week, beating Premier Division Paak B 4-2 with a brace from Joe Murphy and goals from Ross Walker and Adam Hartley.
Paak B replied through Mohammed Akmal and Matthew Cave.
Two First Division sides also beat Premier Division opponents. Pendle Blues overcame Life FC by the odd goal in seven, while Crooked Billet inflicted Union’s first defeat of the season in a 2-1 victory.
Blues came from behind to beat Life with a hat-trick from Matt Scanlon and a strike from Kieron Sethi. An own goal, along with goals from Zia Mahmood and Hamza Manzoor, had given Life a healthy lead.
Brett Doogan and Brendan Park were on target as Crooked Billet beat Union to almost guarantee their place in the second round group stages. Union’s consolation came from Steven Philpott.
Sacred Heart Celtic were also on course for a shock result as they held Paak A until 10 minutes from time. An own goal and a Karl Boardman effort for Celtic were not quite enough as Paak won 4-2. Two goals from Daniel Dickinson, along with strikes from Ali Akbar and Alamgir Anwar ensured Paak’s safe progression.
A James Aspinall effort for TSB was not quite enough against Golden Ball, who won 2-1, and a Paul Kelly hat-trick for Marsden Cross proved sufficient to overcome Lord Nelson 3-1. Michael Wass scored Lord Nelson’s consolation.
Sacred Heart United’s 6-0 win against AFC Veterans guaranteed their place in the second round as Serkan Yilmaz (2), Andy Ledger, Ben Knight, Johnny Phair and Peter Mellor found the net, and Sacred Heart beat Shooters Clarets 12-0. Hat-tricks from Carl Ellerton and Matthew Aspinall, braces from Dave Kelly and John Kelly along with goals from Danny Robinson and Dave O’Donnell gave last year’s runners up the best possible start.
SKK Blacko enjoyed an emphatic 8-0 win against Colne Cougars. Anthony Hartley’s hat-trick and two goals from both Scott Turner and Michael Riley along with a Mark Smith effort ensured Blacko qualify for the second round along with Trawden.
In the only other cup match, Timmy T’s beat Pendle Blues Athletic 2-1. Joe Robinson and James Catlow were on target for Timmy’s. Blues’ goal came from David Shackleton.
Trawden opened up a six point gap at the top of the First Division following an 8-1 win against Station Hotel, with goals from Tom Swindells (4), Ben Gorman (2), Darren Bowden and Ben Mousley. Aaron Horsfall scored the consolation. A hat-trick from Matty Makin, a brace from Peter Denwood and goals from Adam Tibbs and Chris Keogh helped leaders Lanway to a 7-0 win against Barnoldswick Barons in the Second Division.