Peter Shaw Trophy holders Trawden Venue have great start to the first round of this year’s competition

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Peter Shaw Trophy holders Trawden Venue got off to an excellent start in the first round of this year’s competition by beating Paak United 5-0.

A hat-trick from Tom Swindells and goals from Ben Gorman and Ben Mousley ensured their safe passage through to the quarter final stages.

Last season’s beaten finalists, Sacred Heart also progressed through to the last eight of the competition by beating Sacred Heart United 4-2 after extra time.

Chris Whiteoak opened the scoring for Hearts, but United equalised through Johnny Parker.

Mark Aspinall restored the advantage but United fought back and equalised from a superb effort from Peter Mellor.

Extra time goals from Neill Kelly and Joe Kelly proved enough for Hearts to go through.

Strikes from Danny Hirst, Carl Cawtherley and Alan Stanworth helped Financial Affairs book their place in the last eight at the expense of Pendle Blues.

Lee Aspin gave Blues an lead early in the match before Affairs fought back to win 3-1.

Pendle Blues Athletic also progressed through to the quarter finals following an emphatic 8-3 win against First Division leaders, Colne Town.

David Shackleton scored a hat-trick and Lee Denton and Michael Butler both scored twice.

Daniel Ibbetson added the other goal.

Both First Division league matches ended in draws, Sacred Heart Celtic Development Squad and Lanway ended goalless while SKK Blacko and Paak AFC shared six goals.

Andrew Graham, Mark Gregory and Mark Smith were all on target for Blacko as they came from behind to secure a point.

FC Intershape opened up a three point lead at the top of the Second Division following a 3-1 win against Barnoldswick Barons.

A brace from James Brooks and a Marcus Singleton effort maintained Intershape’s unbeaten start to the season.

Josh Scothern scored the consolation from Barons.

Boca Clarets lost a little bit of ground as they could only draw 1-1 against AFC Veterans while goals from Jonathan Booker and Tom Bradshaw helped Fence FC record a 2-0 win against Pendle Athletic.