Grindleton record another two wins

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GRINDLETON picked up another two wins over the week.

On Thursday night they won 3-2 at Pendle Athletic.

Against the run of play Grindleton went 1-0 up when Jackson whipped a corner in to the front post, and the ball fell to Fawcett, who fired the ball through the crowd of players and into the net.

But Pendle continued to dominate the game, and equalised when the hosts’ towering midfielder flicked the ball on from a throw-in and it looped into the top corner.

Pendle then won a penalty as McGrath was beaten to the ball by the striker and took him down just inside the area.

But from the spot kick, McGrath pulled off an unbelievable save to his left to push the ball out for a corner.

Grindleton continued to ride their luck when a long range strike by the Pendle midfielder rattled the post before being hacked clear by Dobson.

Things didn’t get any better for the locals in the second half, and Pendle went 2-1 up when North failed to head clear, allowing the home front man to run clear and slide the ball past McGrath.

Grindleton levelled Sharples sent Hodgeson through, and though his shot was well-stopped by the keeper, Ball fired the rebound into the roof of the net.

And the locals snatched a winner when Sharples squared the ball to Driver, who bent the ball away from the keeper and into the back of the net.

Then on Saturday, they beat Cowling by the same score to deny the visitors the title.

Against the run of play Knowles put the locals ahead at the second attempt, but Cowling deservedly equalised with a headert from a free kick.

After the break,Grindleton Jackson’s corner found North at the back post, who headed home.

And when a poor clearance from Cowling found Jackson in space, he fired in off the post.

With seconds remaining Cowling got a second when the striker used his pace to get a yard of space before striking across goal and in off the far post.

But it was too little too late as the final whistle went, giving Grindleton their revenge for an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Cowling earlier in the season, and Skipton LMS some hope of stealing the title away from Cowling.