Open day at Pendle Forest Academy

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Pendle Forest Sports Club are holding an Academy open morning tomorrow at the club, off Padiham Bypass, Fence.

Reception and Year 1 boys and girls are welcome between 9-10-30 a.m. to have a taster session with FA-qualified coaches.

Clothing is dependant on the weather – please ensure children have trainers and boots, and drinks.

The Academy is in its fifth season and provides a safe, friendly environment for children to come and enjoy games, and is a gateway into local leagues.

It is also an excellent way for children to get fit and develop social skills. There is no charge for this event and no obligation to return.

The club just want parents and children to see that there is an option to take the first steps into sport.

After half-term the club will endeavour to move to an indoor venue.

For further details, contact Academy Manager Andrew Webb (07904 650776).

Pendle Forest’s U14 Greens, meanwhile, lost 3-1 to their Tigers in the derby.

At half-time, the Tigers were 2-0 up, with Matthew Hale scoring to add to an own goal. The second half was very even but the Tigers scrambled a third goal from man of the match Joshua Digby.

Forest’s Under 9s Cobras beat Brierfield Celtic 8-1, in a game that was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests.

Ethan Connor scored four, star man Alfie Percival bagged a hat-trick and Thomas Holden got the other goal

Pendle Forest Falcons beat Belvedere Juniors 8-4.

After a closely fought first half, with the downhill slope to their advantage, Falcons soared to success in the second half.

The side displayed good defending and attacking, and the whole team put in a fine performance.

Brandon Carter and Bradley Barnes each scored a hat-trick, with goals from Ben Dugdale and Ethan Haywood securing a win in the first round of the league cup.

Man of the match was Charlie Ainsworth.