Trawden maintain their lead

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Trawden Venue maintained their two point lead at the top of the Pendle Charity League Premier Division following a 3-1 victory against bottom side Pendle Blues.

Callum Whitfield, Darren Bowden and Tom Swindells scored for Trawden. Blues replied with a Michael Riley effort.

Paak United moved up to second thanks to a 5-0 win against Graham Engineering Redskins. Nadeen Rashid, Danyal Butt, Ishrat Mehdi, Wasar Ahmed and Umar Waqar scored United’s goals.

Shaun Garvey’s last-minute goal straight from a corner earned Crown FC a 2-1 win against Station Hotel. Matthew Coates gave Crown the lead but Danny Parker equalised for Station. Life FC came back from a two-goal deficit to draw with Sacred Heart. Sean Thompson and Neill Kelly gave Hearts a 2-0 lead but a Haroon Afzal lob from inside his own half and a Usman Mahmood header gained a point for Life. A Scott Barlow brace and goals from Ben Rushton and Tony Mansworth helped Timmy Ts race into a four-goal lead against relegation-threatened Sacred Heart United. Efforts from Danny Oldfield and Carl Howarth made the scoreline more respectable.

Colne Town maintained their three-point lead at the top of the First Division with a 5-2 victory against Crooked Billet. Scott Gizon and Brendan Park were on target for Billet. Braces from Michael Butler and David Shackleton, along with goals from Anthony Hirst and Daniel Ibbetsen, helped Pendle Blues Athletic record a 6-0 win against Paak AFC.

Financial Affairs secured a 2-1 win against George and Dragon Athletic to keep them in title contention. Ross Whittaker and Jack Moulton were on target for Affairs. Jake Butterworth replied for Athletic. SKK Blacko and Shooters Clarets shared four goals in a mid-table clash. Mark Brace scored both goals for Blacko. Adam Davies and an own goal gained a point for Shooters.

Goals from Josh Garvey and James Brookes helped FC Intershape to a 2-1 win against Pendle Athletic who replied through Zahid Hayat.

Ben Sweeney and an own goal secured a 2-0 win for Fence FC at the expense of Colne Cougars to take them to second place in the Second Division. In the only other Second Division match, Barnoldswick Barons and Lord Nelson drew 2-2. Joe D’Silva and Andy Bibby were on target for Barons, Lord Nelson replied with a brace from Lewis Rowan.

In the First Round of the Rotary Cup Lanway enjoyed a comfortable 10-0 victory against T & R Precision and Boca Clarets beat Golden Ball 2-0 thanks to a Daniel Russell double.