Storks win again

Action from the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy semi-final between Lancaster City (blue and white) v Padiham, at the County Ground in Leyland.
Padiham's Kieron Pickup on the ball.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
23-2-2016
Action from the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy semi-final between Lancaster City (blue and white) v Padiham, at the County Ground in Leyland. Padiham's Kieron Pickup on the ball. PIC BY ROB LOCK 23-2-2016

Padiham won their latest pre-season warm-up match against the West Lancashire League champions Blackpool Wren Rovers on Tuesday night.

A last-minute change of venue saw the Storks play at Fleetwood Town’s newly opened £8m Poolfoot Farm training ground at Thornton, instead of Blackpool’s own School Lane Ground which was unavailable, a change that saw the game take place on an excellent grass playing surface and produce a 3-0 victory for Steve Wilkes’ side.

A third-minute strike by Mark Young was enough to give Padiham a 1-0 half-time lead.

And goals from Kieron Pickup on 63 minutes and Sam Jones on 85 minutes sealed a 3-0 win.

Padiham are in action again tomorrow at West Lancashire League side Garstang in the annual Jag Cup match for charity, kick-off at 3 p.m. at the Riverside Ground.