Read denied by weather as they lose bowlout and top spot

Read captain Kyle O'Connor
Read captain Kyle O'Connor

Read’s bid for a first Ramsbottom Cup win since 2003 ended in a disappointing exit on Sunday.

Forced into a bowl out, the home side lost 1-0 to Euxton, leaving them to curse the wet weekend.

The previous day, weather also cost Read top-spot in the Houldsworth Ribblesdale League, as they were displaced by Clitheroe.

The 2006 double winners replaced Read as senior division table toppers after winning against Padiham,

The remaining four games were abandoned while Read’s game at Brooksbottom was abandoned.

The full second round draw for the Ramsbottom Cup is: Baxenden v Brooksbottom, Euxton v Great Harwood, Ribblesdale Wanderers v Oswaldtwistle Immanuel, Padiham v Earby.

Ties to be played on June 2nd.