Fence FC add to run of silverware with victory in trophy final

Pendle Renegades shipped nine goals
Pendle Renegades shipped nine goals

Fence FC added the David Holmes Trophy to their silverware following a 5-0 win against Paak B in the final at the XLCR Stadium last weekend.

A brace from Andy Hakin and goals from Sam Halstead, Stuart Craig and Simon Brown gained victory as Fence won their fourth trophy in two seasons since they joined the Pendle Charity League.

A solitary goal from James Holmes earned maximum points for Colne Town in a against champions Trawden Venue to maintain their place the top of the table.

Trailing 2-0 at the interval, Timmy T’s Clarets came back to win 4-3 in a thrilling encounter against Sacred Heart. Earlier Sean Thompson and Matt Aspinall had given Hearts a two-goal cushion, but a second half brace from Jonny Thompson, a powerful header from Simon Reid and a Rick Scott effort gave T’s a 4-2 lead

Matt Aspinall reduced the arrears five minutes from time with a powerful run and shot but T’s held on for three points to take them level on points with Colne Town.

Pendle Blues Athletic recorded their first win of the season thanks to a goal in each half in their match against Sacred Heart United. Scott Thompson opened the scoring with a brilliant shot into the top corner and Daniel Ibbetson scored in the dying minutes of the game.

The first meeting in the Premier Division between George and Dragon and FC Intershape ended in a 1-1 draw. Steven Dickson scored for Intershape and Daniel Crew replied for Dragon as both sides gained their first point following promotion from the First Division last season.

In the First Division, Andy Bennett scored five times for Graham Engineering Redskins to maintain their perfect start to the new season in a 7-1 win against Lord Nelson.

Ashton Spencer and Nathan Edwards completed the scoring for Redskins. Paul Birkett scored Nelson’s consolation.