Silence golden for Pendle footballers!

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Pendle Forest Under 11s participated in the Lancashire Football Association’s Silent Weekend, organising a well-mannered game against Rishton United.

All teams at Forest pledged their support for the FA initiative, which aims to change attitudes and behaviour in grassroots football.

Adults watching were urged not to shout or directly communicate with players, referees or coaches, and encouraged simply to applaud both teams, only having quiet discussion among themselves.

With a brace from both Ethan Connor and Will Parkinson, together with goals from Finn Buck, Alex Parkinson and Lewis Jones, Pendle recorded a 7-2 win.