Charnock Richard Under-15s were crowned Lancashire’s best on Sunday – after a thumping 8-1 victory over Tyldesley.
The Lancashire FA County Cup final, played at its own ground in Thurston Road, Leyland, showed young footballing talent at its very best.
On a perfect playing surface, it didn’t take long for Charnock Richard to get into the groove.
They imposed their pleasing passing game on Tyldesley to dominate the early exchanges and opened the scoring on five minutes with a well-worked move.
They then doubled their advantage on nine minutes, after squandering several other chances to increase their lead.
Charnock then eased off and Tyldesley came into the game and created some chances for themselves, and were possibly unlucky to go into the break 2-0 down.
The second half started slowly, and against the run of play, Tyldesley put themselves right back into the contest with a well-taken goal.
Then, within a couple of minutes of the restart, Tyldesley had a chance to level the scores, but a great stop by the Charnock keeper kept the advantage in his side’s favour.
Charnock then seemed to find another gear and they quickly scored two more goals, to move into a 4-1 lead.
And this only served to spur Charnock on further as they continued to play some excellent football creating many chances, from which a further four goals were clinically added.
When the final whistle went, Charnock had comfortably won, and the large
crowd watched the triumphant team collect the coveted trophy.
Charnock Richard: James Aspinall, Cameron Culshaw, Connor Smith, Tom Hughes, Declan Balbi, Tom Bateman, Matt Westwell, Alex Dodd, Alex Ostridge, Michael Baxendale, Brad Whittle. Subs: Joe Woods, Ben Rimmer, Ronnie Rourke, Connor Brade, James Ford
Scorers: Whittle 3, Baxendale 3, Dodd, Rourke