Pendle Renegades welcomed Pendle FC to Sough Park on Saturday in a reverse of the fixture only three weeks ago where the Renegades came away with 2-1 win – and they did the same again.
Matt Bowker was the first man in the thick of it as he latched onto a through ball after only 30 seconds, the Pendle FC goalkeeper closed the angle and came out on top thwarting Bowker’s effort. Pendle FC had the better of the early exchanges, Martyn Windle saving the hosts on a number of occasions after some very sloppy defending. On the half hour mark Renegades began to get a foot in the game but the half finished 0-0 with both teams guilty of wasting chances.
The second half was much more fluent from the Renegades with the midfield much more involved.
Scott Myers was his normal tireless self on the right wing with Jay Wright trying to keep his patience on the left and Danny Paton was linking play up and with the fresh legs of George Blackburn it was looking like Renegades were going to get the first goal – and they did, with only seven minutes remaining.
Nathan Taylforth picked up a loose ball from a corner and he delivered the ball across goal for Jason Wright to smash into the bottom corner from 10 yards out.
With time running out Pendle FC dug deep and in injury time a ball crossed from the left wing found Daniel Morville who poked his effort past the oncoming keeper and looked to have grabbed his side a point.
However the Renegades had other ideas as Paton picked up the ball in the Pendle FC half, jinked past the midfield and somehow got his body past the defender and calmly as you like slotted into the bottom corner to the delight of the home fans.
Man of the match was Nathan Taylforth for his presence at the heart of the Renegades defence.
Next week see’s the Renegades in Northern Plant action when they host Ilkley FC, 1-30pm kick off at Sough Park.