Whittle on for domestic double

Aaron Kirk for Eagle Reserves in their Chorley and District League game against Whittle FC
Aaron Kirk for Eagle Reserves in their Chorley and District League game against Whittle FC

THE Chorley & District Alliance League featured two league matches and a cup semi-final at the weekend.

The cup semi saw Whittle FC pit their wits against Eagle Reserves at Kem Mill Lane.

It was a tense affair with little to separate the teams.

The first goal eventually came from a free-kick by C.Blundell to put Whittle 1-0 up.

Then, just before half-time A.Kirk also scored a free kick to pull Eagle Reserves level.

The decisive goal came on the 70th minute when S.Cooper grabbed a winner for Whittle to book their place in the final at Victory Park on May 2.

In the league, Eagle FC managed to put 10 past Chorley Crusaders to close the gap on Whittle FC in the league.

Goals came from D.Shepherd, D.Parker, T.Doherty (MOM), S.Hendly a brace for L.Crockett and a hat-trick for G.Brindle.

Chorley Crusaders did manage two consolation goals, both scored by D.Dalton.

Man of the match for Crusaders was P.Catterall.

The other game saw Croston Sports Club play International Allstars.

The game started with a fitting minute’s applause as a mark of respect for the Croston Sports Club player Danny Birch who was sadly involved in a fatal car crash on March 18.

Once the game started International Allstars brushed aside their recent poor form and quickly took command of the game, scoring three in the first half hour – two for R.Wilson and one for G.Cobbi Pepprah.

Croston managed to get themselves back into it before half-time with a goal from R.Clavin to make it 3-1 at half time.

However, Allstars scored a fourth early in the second half through L.Yates. Croston made it 4-2 thanks to Tootle but at the death G.Griffin put the tie to bed.

The Chorley Saturday League is looking for teams for next season, why not give it a go and you can visit www.saturdayfooty.com for more details.