Clitheroe Wolves progress in cup

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CLITHEROE Wolves Under 11s Reds turned in a dominant performance to beat Bacup Juniors Reds 6-0 and reach the second round of the cup.

Joe Briggs opened the scoring before adding a quick second, and George Bland made it 3-0.

In the second half, a Briggs strike rebounded off the keeper and was netted by Connor Jackson.

Man of the match Briggs netted again to claim his hat-trick, and Harry Jackson struck from distance to take the score to six.

Clitheroe Wolves Under 18s overcame a strong Blue Star team at Roefield on Sunday.

Goalscorers for wolves were Mick Tomlinson, Jake Nuttal and a brace from Tom Farrar, and there were good performances from Chris Chadwick, debutant Andy Ramsden and pocket battleship Travis Bleazard.

Clitheroe Wolves Under 11s Green beat Padiham Saints 4-2.

A slow start saw Wolves go 1-0 down, but Mark Walker equalised, before Tom Neilson’s super shot made it 2-1 at half-time.

After the break Wolves were put under a lot of pressure, but after a goalline scramble they broke, with Harry Exell taking on the defence and crossing to Walker who nipped in at the front post to score his second.

Man of the match Walker went on to score his hat-trick after another neat move, linking up with Exell.

The Under 9s enjoyed a 9-0 win over Rishton United - despite being a man short due to holidays and injuries!

This seemed to make Clitheroe more determined, and some great passing moves and quality finishing put Wolves 5-0 up at half-time.

Rock solid defending from Theodore Jackson and Lloyd Hitchen kept Rishton at bay, and on the rare occasion they got through, Oli Hunter proved unbeatable in goal.

Four more goals followed in the second half as Wolves continued to play attractive football.

Great skill and Wolves’ will to win proved to be the diffence between the teams.

Henri Hodgson and man of the match William Slipper scored four goals each.

A neat trick and shot from Tyler High got the other.