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Blackburn Sunday league kicks off 43rd season
5:03pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in Sport
THE Blackburn Sunday football league kicked off its 43rd season in what promises to be a very evenly contested season in all three divisions.
In Division One, reigning champions Mill Hill started with a 4-1 victory over newly promoted AMT Lawyers, last season’s runners up Clifton had an emphatic 8-1 win over Longshaw in their return to the top flight.
Two goals in the last five minutes clinched the points for Oswaldtwistle St Mary’s in a 3-1 win over Intack, New Gardener’s playing their games at AFC Darwen started their campaign with a an entertaining 1-1 draw against a much improved Havelock team.
In Division Two, JQ Plumbing and Darwen Victoria shared the points in a high scoring 3-3 draw while newly-promoted Great Harwood Rovers shared the spoils in a very keenly contested 1-1 draw against Rishton Roebuck.
Four goals in the last nine minutes clinched all three points for Royal Oak in a 6-2 victory over newly-promoted Crown Paints – 16-year-old Ryan Duncan playing his first game at senior level scoring two and assisted in another.
Stanhill WMC and Whinney Hill got their season off to a flyer with convincing wins over Black Bull and Station Helmshore respectively.
In Division Three, new-comers Whinney Hill Colts started with a good 4-1 victory over King Edward. The leagues other new teams, Hyndburn Youth, went down 10-0 to Helmshore Harriers while Gastec Celtic went down 4-1 to Haslingden side Green Squirrel.
Brown Cow beat Darwen Side Golden Cup 3-0, while Brown Cow Olympic (Pothouse) beat Rishton Rangers by the same score.
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