Padiham head to Bootle for penultimate game

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PADIHAM play their penultimate game of the season tomorrow at third place Bootle.

The Storks go into the game on something of a high after throwing the form book out of the window over the last couple of weeks, beating high-flying Barnoldswick Town 1-0 at the Arbories last Monday, before seeing off another top side Runcorn Linnets 3-0 at home on Saturday.

Craig Chadwick’s side, in 14th place, can still end an inconsistent season in the top 10 if they win their remaining games - ending with a home game against Flixton a week tomorrow - and results go their way elsewhere.

• AFC Burnley got a record 6-0 win vs Coppice on a day when everything seemed to go in.

Bradley Green opened the scoring midway through the half when he was first to the ball ahead of Damian Whitehead

Ashley Smith scored his first goal in over eight years when he beat the keeper with a free kick from his own half, the ball taking one bounce and leaving the keeper stranded.

AFC were quick to get back on the goal trail in the second half, as a long throw from Shane Hudson was flicked on cleverly by Alex Shaw, with Adam Simpson on hand at the back post to head home.

Then Simpson struck again, gathering the loose ball after a shot from Whitehead and rolling into the open goal.

Clarke Hudson was next to get in on the act - through on goal, he cleverly chipped the ball over the keeper to make it 5-0.

Simpson completed his hat-trick late on, a long cross landing perfectly in the top corner - although he’ll claim he meant it!

AFC almost conceded in the last minute when an indirect free kick was given eight yards out after a debated back pass, but as the ball sailed over AFC could celebrate a record win and first clean sheet of the season.

Man of match went to Simpson, who put in a fantastic performance and deserved his goals.

• FULLEDGE Colts Under 15s beat Dynamos 2-1 in their top of table clash.

And that leave sthem needing a point from their last game to secure a fourth league title in a row.

Never at their fluent best, the lads ground out a vital result, with goals from Beardsell and Hornby in a game they dominated from start to finish.