Cup KOs for holder Mill Hill and champions Rimington

READ United and Enfield upset the odds in the second round of the East Lancashire League's President’s Cup after they knocked out big-hitters Mill Hill and Rimington.

Read came out on top in a seven goal thriller to beat cup holders Mill Hill while former winners and reigning Divison One champions Rimington slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Enfield. In contrast, The Ivy, the current Division One leaders, kept their double dream alive after easing into the third round of the Cup with a 4-0 victory over Prairie United.

Shaun Watson led the charge with a quick-fire brace while Carl and Paul Egan also chipped in.

Whinney Hill were the big winners in the competition, cutting down Pendle Forest 7-1. Burnley Athletic are also through, beating Feniscowles and Pleasington 3-1.

Borrowdale United celebrated a hard-fought 2-1 win at Worsthorne while Ossie St Mary’s came away from Barrowford Celtic with an impressive 4-2 win.

Barnoldswick Town United won 2-1 at Colne United. In the Second Division, Burnley Belvedere eased into fourth spot with a 4-2 win over strugglers Waddington, while Canberra thrashed bottom club Peel Park 6-0. In the Reserve Cup second round, Stacksteads SJ crushed Barrowford Celtic 11-0 and Mill Hill were also among the goals, posting a 6-2 win over Whinney Hill.


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