THIS was a solid start to the season for Wolves in a tough, physical game.
Wolves pressured from the start and opened the scoring with a Ben England strike, soon followed by a Matthew King header from a Taylor Wilson cross.
Crown sent a chance wide, before Wolves Keeper James Prendergast made a solid save. Wolves again went on the attack, with King going wide, and Connor Jackson was denied, before firing wide.
Kit Lloyd then hit a stunning strike from out wide, taking the score to 3-0 at half-time.
George Bland scored a fantastic free kick early in the second half before a combination of strong defensive work and sustained attacking from Wolves saw Lloyd, Taylor Wilson and Harry Jackson all denied before Bland chipped into the net again. A Joe Wilson strike was kept out before Crown netted from a rebound and a free kick.
Final Score: Clitheroe Wolves U11s Reds 5, Crown Paints Gold 2
A HAT-TRICK from William Slipper helped the Wolves ease to victory in their first league game.
Daniel Scott gave them the lead, before Slipper (2) made it 3-0 at the break.
Wolves dominated the second half, with further goals from Oliver Hunter, Theodore Jackson, Tyler High, Lloyd Hitchen and another from Slipper.
Man of the match was Henri Hodgson.
Final Score: Clitheroe Wolves U9s Yellow 8, Rossendale United 2