Saints in fine form ahead of LFA final

First published in Sport

There were some surprising results throughout the Blackburn Sunday football league in the latest round of fixtures.

The big game in Division One saw Oswaldtwistle St Mary’s warm up for their LFA Sunday Trophy final appearance when they took on Mill Hill.

And it was Ossie who came out on top in a high scoring game, winning 6-4. Clifton returned to the top with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over a much-improved Havelock team – with some excellent football played by both sides in very difficult conditions.

Beehive gained revenge over Longshaw for a recent league defeat with an excellent 4-2 victory, while New Gardeners bounced back with a 5-1 win over Station. In Division Two, the battle for promotion was again thrown wide open when Whinney Hill crashed to a 3-2 home defeat against JQ Plumbing while Crown Paints and Great Harwood Rovers closed the gap with 5-2 and 4-1 wins respectively.

In the Third Division, King Edward pulled off the result of the day when they edged out league leaders Helmshore Harriers with a 1-0 win. Whinney Hill Colts took full advantage with a 3-0 away win against Golden Cup.

Brown Cow kept up their challenge with a 2-0 win over Wellington, Gastec Celtic had a convincing 4-0 win over Rishton Rangers while Green Squirrel and Hynburn Youth shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

All attention will now switch to the County Ground Leyland on Friday when Oswaldtwistle St Mary’s take on Rochdale side Littlebrough in the final of the Lancashire Sunday Trophy (ko 7.30pm).

Next Sunday sees the clash of the titans as Clifton and Mill Hill go head-to-head at Roman Road. While in Division Three Helmshore Harriers take on Brown Cow in a promotion showdown.

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