Stone’s youngsters stay on a roll with big win in the mud

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Todmorden Lions Under nines maintained their 100 per cent record with an 8-2 win away to Crossley Juniors.

Harvey Stone’s youngsters made light of muddy conditions to race into a five-goal lead at the interval.

Striker Brook Stone opened the scoring two minutes in with a smart finish after good work from Will Hall.

A quick-fire double from Dougie Thomson-Howard put the visitors in firm control, both goals coming after fine defensive work from Matthew Oulton and Harrison Allen.

Jude Entwistle added a fourth after being teed up by James Ross before the impressive Hall capped off a strong run with a low drive.

Entwistle added his second five minutes into the second half with a fierce drive before the home side scored twice to spark their hopes of a revival.

However, Daniel Henderson prodded home and Entwistle completed his hat-trick when smartly rounding the keeper and slotting home.

Hebden Bridge Tigers Under 16s came back from 2-0 down to beat the joint league leaders Dewsbury Rangers 4-2.

The visitors came into the game with a 100 per cent record, having conceded only seven goals this season.

Dewsbury looked to take control when they got two goals in two minutes, including one from an audacious back-heel.

Sam Thompson pulled one back and with the slope in their favour after the break Tigers grew in confidence.

Martin Howard twice set up Thompson, who put Tigers 3-2 up. Thompson then repaid the favour for Howard to complete the scoring.

Those two may have grabbed the glory but it was a fantastic team performance.

Todmorden Sports Centre Tigers under 11s extended their winning start to the season to seven games with a 5-1 victory away to St Columbas.

Tigers were dominant but a first goal proved elusive until, after 20 minutes, a trademark long throw from Ciaran Bourne set up Noah Priestley to break the deadlock.

Lenny Sorrell fired home a second early in the second half, and Jed Denneny and Alex Thompson added to the tally.

At the other end defenders Bourne, Jack Redmond and man of the match Fenner Hughes-Jeffries were in fine form, preventing any hope of a Columbas comeback.

Sorrell bagged his second before a final minute consolation goal for Columbas.

Todmorden Wanderers under sevens travelled to Crossley Colts on Sunday and won 9-4 - their seventh success of the season.

Wanderers started strongly with Alfie Senior finding the bottom corner of the net from range.

Daniel Kelly doubled the lead before Colts pulled one back.

Harvey Cartmill and Senior added goals from Lennie Halstead’s superb corners.

Wanderers finished the first half with a well worked team goal involving Isaac Waite, Senior, Cartmill, Kelly and Lennie Halstead, who cut the ball back for Cartmill to make it 5-1 at the half time.

Colts were awarded an early penalty in the second half. Ruben Aldred stood tall and Colts fired against the post.

In an end to end second half Waite, Halstead and Kelly helped Cartmill and Senior claim two more goals each. Colts kept Aldred on his toes, the ‘keeper pulling off some acrobatic saves.