PADIHAM hope to maintain their outstanding 2011 form tomorrow when they host Bootle at the Arbories (kick-off 3 p.m.).
Craig Chadwick’s men climbed to sixth place in the Vodkat Premier League with a 2-0 home win over Congleton Town on Saturday, courtesy of goals from Paul Fildes and captain Martin Parkes.
Padiham, who had no midweek fixture, have won 11 of their last 16 games, and also face a trip to St Helens Town on Tuesday night, ahead of visiting leaders New Mills a week tomorrow.
BGSOB 1, Rimington 2
Two goals five minutes either side of half time were enough to see the Old Boys bow out of the President’s Cup, despite a spirited fightback in the closing stages of the game.
Both teams took a little while to settle down, but it was the hosts who had the first shot in anger when Stobbs brought the best out of the Rimington keeper.
At the opposite end Mclean clipped the bar following a free kick on the edge of the area.
With half-time approaching the visitors took the lead when Mclean played in Lloyd to score.
The second half was only a few minutes old when Rimington doubled their advantage, the home defence failed to deal with a cross from the right, and Stevens was on hand to make it 2-0.
The Old Boys fought hard to get back into the game, and with 15 minutes to go were awarded a penalty for a foul on Stobbs, and Etherington made no mistake from the penalty spot.
The final minutes of the game saw the locals throw attack after attack at the visitors, but they were unable to break down the defence.
• IGHTEN Leigh Under 11s drew 1-1 with league leaders Barrowford in their last game of the season, with Harry Kerrigan on target 10 minutes to go.
But they left with a share of the points with a last-gasp equaliser.
Man of the match was Jack Halstead
• READSTONE United Under 9s Yellow remained at the top of the table after an excellent 4-1 victory over Barrowford Celtic Blacks.
Harry Burrows scored a hat-trick with man of the match Cade Leonard scoring the other goal.
United’s Under 11s Blue put in another good performance in a 2-2 draw with Feniscowles and Pleasington, who were top of the table.
The goal scorers were John Houston and Bradley Ditch with Juddson Hickey named man of the match.