Clitheroe Wolves keep run going

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CLITHEROE Wolves Under 9s maintained their unbeaten record with another hard-fought victory against Crown Paints.

Oli Hunter reacted first to tap in when the Crown keeper could only pary a William Slipper shot.

Wolves quicky added a second from man of the match Joe Llewellyn’s deflected shot.

Crown got one back early in the second half and only great defensive work from Lloyd Hitchen and George Miller kept the lead intact.

Wolves Under 11s Green went down 3-1 to Rossendale Valley.

The first half proved difficult for Wolves as Rossendale scored an early opener, and while man of the match Louie Sims was having an exceptional game, showing determination and skill to win the ball back, Rossendale were 3-0 up at half-time.

Wolves came back after the break with new enthusiasm with Sam Clayton showing passion for the ball.

They dominated, creating numerous chances, and finall,y after continued pressure, their hard work paid off when Harry Exell sent an audacious chip over the helpless keeper to the delight of the fans.

Wolves Under 11s Reds beat Rossendale United 7-0.

They took control of the first half against a spirited Rossendale, with Joe Briggs and Ben England shooting wide before a fabulous Jamie Thornber strike curled into the top corner of the net to open the scoring.

Man of the match Connor Jackson was denied, and keeper James Prendergast made a save, before Joe Wilson and Joe Briggs both sent efforts wide, and Matthew King went close before a Briggs strike rebounded off the post and was struck into the net by George Bland.

Wolves dominated the second half, with Jackson and Joe Wilson both being denied early on.

Wolves went on a sustained attack, with Bland going close, before goals followed in quick succession from Kit Lloyd, Ben England and Briggs.

Briggs, King and Bland almost added to the score, before Bland converted a Jackson cross, and there were further chances for Jackson, Thornber and King before England completed the scoring.