Dozen reasons for Richard to celebrate rout

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It was goals galore at Charnock Richard as the West Lancashire League champions thrashed Leigh Athletic.

The home side ran out 12-0 winners in a dominant performance in the second round of the Lancashire FA Amateur Shield.

Leigh Athletic, of the Manchester League, were brushed aside and never looked in the game as Carl Grimshaw grabbed four goals, Andy Roberts (2), David Burrows (2),

Liam Hayton (2), Tom Morgan and Danny Nolan in a goal-scoring frenzy.

Charnock were on the attack from the start and dominated throughout.

Roberts opened the scoring early on as he netted a Burrows cross after smart work from Damian Dashti.

Roberts then thought he doubled the lead, but the goal was chalked off after the linesman raised his flag.

But Roberts soon made it two soon after as he converted a Dashti cross.

Charnock were three up inside 20 minutes after Grimshaw bagged his first of the day, before Morgan converted from the spot after Grimshaw was hauled down in the area.

Two more goals including a superb diving header from Grimshaw saw Charnock lead 6-0 at the interval, but credit must go to Leigh who continued to try to pass the ball throughout the 90 minutes.

After the break, the Villagers had another goal disallowed due to an offside flag raised, but it was seven soon after David Burrows tapped in from close range.

Hayton scored two goals in two minutes before man-of-the-match Grimshaw bagged another two goals, with sub Nolan chipping in with one to secure an excellent and comfortable victory.

n Coppull United are also eyeing up a cup run after they thrashed Haslingden St Mary’s 6-2.

Greg Brickell is back to his goal-scoring ways as he scored four with Dave Parker and Chris Robinson bagging the others.

The result was very pleasing for manager Dave Haughton and his side will look to build on the cup victory as they return to league action this weekend.

n Euxton Villa slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Crooklands Casuals.

Some what a bogey side for Villa, Crooklands took advantage of some lacklustre defending to run out the


Villa were dealt a blow when Byron Andrew hobbled off after he was crunched on the edge of the area.

But Crooklands took advantage after Villa gave away the ball in the final third and Matty Wilson was left no chance between the goals and Villa found themselves 1-0 down.

It was 2-0 just before the break as again more sloppy defending saw Crooklands double their lead.

Jordan Horner grabbed a goal back minutes into the second half.

But just as Villa got back into the game, yet another defensive error saw the home side make it 3-1.

Both sides had further chances but mistakes cost Euxton any chance of taking the points back to the Jim Fowler Memorial ground.