All games in the league kicked off early to allow players and officials time to get to Ewood Park for the derby game.

In the First Division, AMT Lawyers hit top form as they came from behind to beat Beehive 4-1, while LFA Sunday Trophy finalist Oswaldtwistle St Mary’s eased past Station with the same score line.

Mill Hill went top on goal difference as they beat a much-depleted New Gardeners where four Mill Hill players scored three goals each.

In Division Two champions, Royal Oak just edged out The Anchor with a goal four minutes from time, while Whinney Hill now look favourites to clinch promotion after a 3-1 win over fellow contenders Rishton Roebuck.

Crown Paints kept up their pursuit with a 3-0 win over Stanhill WMC.

In the Third Division, Helmshore Harriers stayed in top spot with a 3-1 win over Rishton Rangers, while Whinney Hill Colts with two games in hand had a comfortable 3-0 win over Brown Cow Olympic. Brown Cow kept up the promotion push with a easy 7-1 win over a very depleted Hyndburn Youth.

Haslingden team Green Squirrel bounced back to form with a 7-3 victory over a gallant Wellington side.

The team of the month award (sponsored by AMT Lawyers) for January and February was won by Clifton, and Crown Paints after both sides were unbeaten, each team win £35 in credits.

Division One side Clifton won their second award after they and Mill Hill won the Fair play league (sponsors Colborne Trophies and Blackburn & Darwen sports council) each club win £40 in credits.

These awards were rolled over into February after only a handful of games were played in January due to the wet weather.