Clitheroe Wolves make it five on spin

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Clitheroe Wolves under 8s made it five wins out of five with a hard-fought victory against Globe on Saturday.

The first half saw both sides create chances, with only resolute defending from Rogers and Atkinson and excellent goalkeeping from Byrne keeping the visitors in the game.

With Lloyd pulling the strings in midfield and excellent forward pressure from Hibbert, Lund and Watkins, Wolves began to take control of the game.

The second half started much the same with Kay, Sutcliffe and Owen pushing the Clitheroe side forward.

A superb passing move down the left resulted in Sutcliffe crossing for Lloyd, who slotted the ball home neatly.

The second goal seemed inevitable and duly arrived from Lund’s shot, earning the impressive Clitheroe youngsters a well-deserved 2 - 0 win. Clitheroe travel to Darwen next to face Crown Paints.

Wolves’ Under 11s enjoyed a good cup performance against Rossendale Tigers at Highmoor Park on Sunday, although they eventually went down 4-3.

A fine strike from Tom Neilson soon put Wolves on the scoresheet.

The side worked hard, hungry for more goals, and defenders Cameron Smith and Aiden both had a great game.

Wolves kept attacking to try and reduce the scoreline, and a superb free kick from Joel Russell and a James Dalby header soon saw the home team catching up.

Further end-to-end action followed before Harry Exell completed the scoring with a late goal, but Rossendale held on for the win.

Man of the match was Russell.