CLITHEROE’S excellent start to the season continued as they progressed to the last eight of the ELFA cup against Darwen.
Man of the match Oliver Hamer helped himself to four goals, Callum Horton struck twice and Will Pallister completed a comfortable victory.
FINAL SCORE: Darwen Spartans 0, Clitheroe Wolves Under 13s Yellow 7
Wolves had almost complete control over an eight-man St Marys.
Harry Jackson opened the scoring from a Kit Lloyd corner, before Harry Jackson sent an effort wide.
Connor Jackson was denied by the St Mary’s keeper, and Taylor Wilson and Harry Jackson went close again before Joe Briggs netted.
St Marys’s struck back with a fine goal, then Wolves again went on the attack. Harry Jackson’s shot was saved by the keeper, before Taylor Wilson fired over the bar.
Briggs again scored before Harry Jackson slotted a pass across goal for Sam Pickles to knock in as the first half drew to a close.
Wolves also dominated the second half with further goals from Briggs, Pickles (2) and George Bland.
The score would have been far higher had it not been for a fabulous effort from the St Mary’s keeper who saved shots from Joe Wilson, Harry Jackson, Connor Jackson, Briggs, George Bland, Kit Lloyd and Jamie Thornber.
Wolves keeper James Prendergast was only tested briefly near the end of the match, but held firm.
Man of the match was Joe Wilson.
FINAL SCORE: Clitheroe Wolves Under 11s Reds 8, Oswaldtwistle St M 1
WOLVES suffered their first defeat of the season against Fulledge.
A tough cup draw and unfortunate injuries didn’t help Wolves’ cause, however Clitheroe matched their opponents in the opening exchanges.
Three quickfire goals dented Clithreoe’s spirit and despite never giving up, the home team ended up on the wrong side of an 8-0 defeat.
Lloyd Hitchen was named man of the match.
Clitheroe need to bounce back this weekend and continue their unbeaten league run.
FINAL SCORE: Clitheroe Wolves Under 9s 0, Fulledge Colts 8