Super County smash Rangers' 100 per cent home record

Kendal County were the coupon busters with an impressive win at Division One leaders Ulverston Rangers on a day 11 matches fell foul to the weather, writes BEN SMITH with photos of Thornton Cleveleys v Cleator Moor Celtic by ANDY BRADSHAW.

This weekend saw a rain-affected afternoon across the West Lancashire League, with half of Saturday’s scheduled Premier Division fixtures ultimately postponed.

Of those games that did survive the weather, the pick of the action could be found at Hurst Green, who beat Fulwood Amateurs 5-3 thanks to a brace from Jordan Monk, and goals from Nick Hepple, Cuan Bradley and Charlie Collinge.

The visitors’ goals, meanwhile, came via Spencer Lucas, Will Sim and Will Pitt.

Andrew Leggett scored twice, either side of goals from Olly Evams and John-Jo Morris, as Lostock St Gerards won 4-0 at Turton, who last week replaced manager Craig Allardyce with Craig Jones.

And Brett Dawson and John Frazer were on the scoresheet as Thornton Cleveleys triumphed 2-1 over Cleator Moor Celtic, who did halve the deficit in the second half through Connor Hammell.

The final Premier Division game of the weekend also finished 2-1, as second half strikes from Ben Duffield and Carnen Dawson sealed victory for Blackpool Wren Rovers over Tempest United, who pulled one back late on as Jordan Pendlebury found the net.

In Division One, Millom’s Jamie Pattinson netted a hat-trick as his side played out an entertaining 3-3 draw at Askam United.

Sam Taylor, Joe Tindall and Aiden Pearson were the scorers for the hosts.

There was a hat-trick too for Gary Knight, as he scored three in Chipping’s 5-1 win over Holker Old Boys Reserves.

Jack Fletcher’s equaliser and an own goal complete the scorers for a Chipping side who had fallen behind 15 minutes as Hakan McCracken opened the scoring.

Elsewhere, Jay Hayton netted two for Kendal County as they picked up a 3-1 win at Ulverston Rangers, who had won eight out of eight at home in the league before yesterday.

Jack Brench’s strike rounded off the win for the visitors, whilst Ulverston Rangers’ goal came via Sean Mooney.

Lytham Town also secured maximum points on the road, as Billy Bould and James McCulloch struck in a 2-1 comeback victory at Crooklands Casuals, who took the lead on 13 minutes through Ryan Rodgers.

And we end our look at Division One with a pair of 1-1 draws, with points shared in this weekend’s games at Haslingden St Mary’s and Hesketh Bank.

Brady Boardman gave the former the lead inside three minutes against Southport Hesketh, who would go on to level the game in the second half through Muhammed Sameteh.

Meanwhile, Hesketh Bank were also one up against Carnforth Rangers through Sebastian Bailey, only for Jack Wilkinson to restore parity just after the hour.

Division Two’s standout result came at Galgate, where Reece Christopher and Liam Painter both scored twice as the home side triumphed 6-2 over Dalton United.

Kieran Carpenter and James Andrews also scored in the win, whilst the visitors’ goals came via Robbie McMurdo and Robbie Sanderson.

Garstang Reserves also secured three points on Saturday, with Tom Graham and Luke Williams on the scoresheet in a 2-0 win at Hawcoat Park.

Austin Almond got both of Stoneclough’s goals as they drew 2-2 at Caton United, with his brace cancelled out by Edward Harrison and an own goal.

And things also finished level at Kendal United, who claimed a 1-1 draw against Astley and Buckshaw thanks to Jamie Harris’ equaliser.

Adnaan Patel had given the visitors the lead earlier in the second half.

The only game of the weekend in Division One Reserve was not one to be missed, as Fulwood Amateurs Reserves and Turton Reserves played out a 4-4 draw.

Prolific frontman Cole Exley led the scoring, netting three of Turton Reserves’ four goals, with Callum Higson grabbing the other.

Meanwhile, Fulwood Amateurs Reserves’ goals came via Alex Smith, Noah Hindley, Dylan Jackson-Cooney and an own goal.

And moving into Division Two Reserve for the last of the league action, Sam Gammack and Charlie Howard were the scorers as Haslingden St Mary’s Reserves won 2-0 at Storeys Reserves.

Finally, Will Meade got the only goal of the game as Carnforth Rangers Reserves beat Thornton Cleveleys A 1-0.

Saturday did also see a couple of cup ties, with Lostock St Gerards Reserves beating Hurst Green Reserves 6-3 in Group D of the Stewart Rowe Memorial Cup.

Damien Green and Ian Marsden both scored twice in the win, joined on the scoresheet by Jonny Wilding and Toby Atherton.

Meanwhile, Hurst Green Reserves’ goals came via Scott Craven and a brace from Luke Conti.

And we conclude this edition of the roundup with a briefly look at the Westmorland Senior Cup, where West Lancs Premier Division side Milnthorpe Corinthians were beaten 1-0 by Appelby in the first round after extra time.

Where next?

Bobby's a dazzler and Matt's just magic Poulton hit back for the comeback win of the season so far while Turton and Storeys also enjoyed away days to remember, writes BEN SMITH.
AFC Blackpool Reserves resign from West Lancashire Football League AFC Blackpool will no longer field a reserve side in the West Lancashire Football League Division Two.

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