LEAGUE champions Dog Inn continued their rampant start to the season with a convincing win over Great Harwood Rovers at Wilson’s.
Dog started the game brightly and took the lead when Oli McLean finished coolly from close range.
Captain Jamie Enefer then scored a fine solo goal to increase the Whalley side’s lead, before netting his second and his side’s third before half-time.
Dog maintained their dominance in the second half, with Charlie Collinge scoring his first goal of the season with a stunning free kick into the top corner. Enefer completed his hat-trick before substitute Pete Hogan slotted home Dog’s sixth after great work from McLean. Adam Hutchinson was named man- of-the-match.
Manager Simon Kerins was delighted with the win, which came in front of watching kit sponsors Darbyshire & Co Accountancy Practice and equipment donors Whalley Pickwick. He said: “This has been a terrific start to the campaign, easily the best in our 11 seasons and I am very proud of the players.
“However, our next two games are against sides – Black Bull and Church Town – that I expect to be our closest challengers for honours next spring.”
Final Score: Great Harwood Rovers 0, Dog Inn 6
Hurst Green beat Read 3-0 in a convincing performance which saw them dominate most of the game.
Their first goal came from the in-form Danny Walker after the Read keeper failed to deal with a testing ball from Jamie Enefer, Walker being the first to react and poking the ball over the line.
Green’s second goal came from another goalkeeping error, the Read keeper fumbling a whipped ball into the box by Sam Williams and gifting an easy tap-in to Paul Chippendale.
Hurst Green had several chances to extend the lead in the second half with both Harry Wilkes and man-of-the-match Oliver Bolton going close from distance. but finally scored their third after Ben Walker, Bolton and Walker combined to set up Chippendale for his second.
Hurst Green take on Read again in their next match, this time away from home.
Final Score: Hurst Green 3, Read 0