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Blackburn Sunday League: Champions Whinney Hill sign off in style

The Blackburn Sunday Football League curtain came down on Sunday with the traditional Blue & White Rosebowl cup final; a good crowd saw Clifton turn in a a goal feast to beat a brave Crown Paints side.

In the league, Whinney Hill Colts signed off in style as division Three champions as they turned on the style to beat Golden Cup 6-2.

It has been an eventful season; Mill Hill retained the title in thrilling fashion, while third-placed Oswaldtwistle St Mary’s won the LFA Sunday Trophy – becoming the seventh Sunday league team to lift the coveted crown.

While Clifton winning the Rosebowl ensured the Top three sides shared the honours.

Royal Oak clinched their league title in Division Two back in March after some nervy moments, while the other contenders for promotion fought out a very competitive division, Whinney Hill finally clinched promotion by the narrowest of Margins on goal difference from Crown Paints.

Division Three has been just as competitive as any team was capable of beating anybody on their day – it resulted in some upsets along the way taking the Third Division title and promotion spots to the final day, Whinney Hill Colts finished as champions while Helmshore Harriers claimed the final spot again on goal difference of 2.

This close completion for the league honours proves that the area has a wealth of soccer talent which will stand the league in good stead for the future.

The leagues presentation evening which will take place on Thursday, May 29 while the league will start its 45th season with the traditional Charity trophy which will be contested between Mill Hill and Clifton in August.

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