It was a mixed week for our senior and junior teams this weekend. Our senior first team are finding it difficult to adjust to the higher standard of East Lancashire League football but put up a brave fight against a strong AFC Darwen side, eventually losing 3-1 at the Anchor Ground. The reserve side had no fixture, so the rest of the weekend, the attention was on our junior teams.
Sundays results saw the Under 11s win 5-3 against local rivals Huncoat United, while the U12s Red edged out Blackburn United 2-1. The U13s continued their good start to the season with another win, this time a convincing 6-1 victory over Rossendale Valley. Likewise, our U16s made it two wins from two with another tight win, 2-1 at Towneley Park against Fulledge Colts. You can read the U16s match report here.
On Saturday, the U10s Blue had a great win, 7-0 against Wilpshire Wanderers, while our U11s also had a good win, 6-0 over Langho Lions. The U12s fought out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Wilpshire Wanderers Blue, but our U13s were edged out narrowly by Globe Bullough Park. Finally, the U15s went down 3-1 against Rossendale United.
Meanwhile, our younger age groups continue to make great progress. We can't publish their results, but here's a link to the U8s Blue teams' match report and team photos.
As promised we can reveal our new 2014/15 match ball. All our 18 teams will be issued with the new Optimum match ball, shown below, for the forthcoming season, which of course, starts on Saturday 6th September and Sunday 7th September. We think the new match ball looks great and they are superb quality and will be extensively tested too, so a big thanks to kit manager Graham Avison and the club for investing in the new match balls. The new balls are being issued to each of our teams before next week's big kick off.