BLACKBURN United are red hot favourites to lift the Blackburn Combination Premier Division title after another comfortable win on the road.

United, beaten just once this term in league action, cruised to a 2-0 victory at Vauxhall Inn.

United's latest win saw them open up a six point gap over nearest challengers Wellington Inn, who suffered a shock 5-0 home defeat to third placed Rishton United.

Rishton are going great guns and with three games in hand on the leaders, they could make a late title charge themselves.

Islington are rooted to the foot of the table and a 3-0 home defeat to Anchor landed them in fresh trouble.

Blackburn Olympic crashed 4-2 to fellow strugglers Greenfield while Feildens Arms were edged out 3-2 by Hole I'Th Wall.

In the Second Division, leaders Clayton Park extended their lead at the summit with a 6-1 hammering of Blackburn United Reserves.

In the other fixture to go ahead, IMO defeated second bottom Worth Avenue 4-1.

There was a real thriller in the Sports Council Cup quarter finals as Alexandra Hotel made it through to the last four with an extra time victory over Clifton.

Both Cotton Cup Group games, between Rishton United Reserves and The Ivy Veterans and Blackburn Eagles versus Whalley Range, were both postponed.