The wet weather decimated fixtures across all our leagues and age groups, both on Saturday and Sunday. That meant only two Rishton teams were in action and it was our U16s who had the result of the weekend, with a 4-0 win against Todmorden SC. The only other team in action was our U12s Blue, who went down to a heavy defeat to a strong Blackburn Eagles side.
The goals for the U16s came either side of half time, with an unusual own goal, plus strikes from Dylan Henry, Matt Ingham and Jayden Coyne, capping a great team effort from Rishton. You can read their match report by clicking here.
Well done to our U12s Red team, who have reached the last four of the LFA County Cup following a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over Holker OB in the quarter finals!
Our senior first team surged to the top of the East Lancashire Division 2 with a superb 3-0 win over Prarie United. The reserves earned a precious point with a 1-1 draw against Ivy.
On Saturday, five of our six sides all registered decent wins, with only the U10s Red losing out. Sunday, all four teams involved in league action all won - the U18s beating top of the table Blackburn Eagles 3-1, while our U16s beat Todmorden Sports by the same scoreline. Our U13s had a convincing 7-0 win at Wilsons, with 6 six of their goals coming in the second half.
Our U12s Red faced Holker Old Boys in the LFA County Cup, with a semi final place at stake. The game finished 2-2 after normal time. A nail-biting penalty shoot-out followed and Rishton prevailed 5-4 to reach the last four. That's the first time in 5 years a Rishton team has reached the semi finals and there must be some real belief that this side can go all the way to the final.
Saturday saw some disruption to our team fixtures due to the weather and heavy pitches. However, a dry end to the week meant more matches were played than expected, and it turned out to be a decent day for most Rishton teams. Our adult first team continued their excellent run in the East Lancs league with a fine 5-0 win over Colne United. Our U10s sides both won, as did our U12s who had a huge win 16-0, while our U11s drew 2-2. Our U15s were narrowly edged out 6-4 against a strong Feniscowles side.
Sunday and our U16s turned in a great performance to beat champions Athletico Knuzden 3-2, while our U18s continued their fine recent form with a narrow win. Both sides have an excellent match report on their respective team pages. Likewise, you can read about our U11s Blue report here, with their game finishing in a 3-1 win against local rivals Great Harwood. Our U13s recorded a good 5-0 win too, but our two U12s sides both lost out narrowly.
It might be a few years yet until our U13s go on their foreign trip, but you can't beat a bit of forward planning! Here players mums Theresa Hickey and Kate Kennedy are serving tea and coffee to help raise funds for their U16s foreign trip. You will catch them at all home and away games (Saturdays and Sundays), grab a decent cup of coffee (or tea) and watch some decent football too!