In one of the closest and most exciting Bird Cup finals for years, George IV of the Burnley Sunday Football League lifted the trophy after a penalty shoot out against East Lancashire League opponents Barrowford Celtic.
Padiham dropped down to seventh place in the Premier Division of the Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League after a disappointing goal-less draw at bottom club Cammell Laird on Saturday.
Lady Clarets fail to climb in to top three with stalemate
The Lady Clarets’ push for a top three finish in the North West Women’s Regional League Premier Division was dealt a blow when they failed to make their dominance count against basement side Birkenhead.
Storks knocked out of FA Vase in front of big crowd
Padiham’s run of eight unbeaten games in all competitions came to an end on Saturday along with the Storks’ hopes of making further progress in the BuildBase FA Vase, when they were knocked out by fellow Hallmark Security North West Counties League side Bootle at the Arbories, in front of their biggest home gate of the season of 290.