Unbeaten United stretch lead at the top

WHO can stop Blackburn United’s charge to the Blackburn Combination Premier Division title?

United boast the only unbeaten record in the division and their 4-1 defeat of bottom club Islington eased them seven points clear of nearest championship rivals Rishton United.

Rishton, who have two games in hand on the leaders, kept up the pressure though with a 2-1 win at Vauxhall Inn.

And the top two collide next weekend when they lock horns in the quarter finals of the Birtwistle Cup.

In-form Hole I’Th Wall are firmly in the title hunt as well, and they proved far too strong for Anchor, running out 5-2 winners.

Feildens Arms secured fourth spot with an easy win at strugglers Greenfield, while Blackburn Olympic clocked up their fifth league win of the campaign, crushing The Ivy Reserves 5-0.

Wellington Inn weighed in with a thumping 7-3 victory over Clifton.

In the Second Division, leaders Clayton Park had to dig deep for the points at Rishton United Reserves, before running out 3-2 winners.

The Lion went goals crazy, mauling bottom club Blackburn Eagles 14-1.

Pointless Eagles are enduring a desperate campaign, having leaked 72 goals in just 11 league starts so far this term.

The Ivy Veterans are now in second place after a hard-fought 4-3 win over Whalley Range thanks to a hat-trick from Gary Thomas and a goal from Colin Young.


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