North Lancashire League round-up: Rangers move into third round

David Hayton manager Jack Cowell presenting College AFC manager Paddy Fairclough and players Mark Fairclough and Andrew Chilton with the new kits that they have sponsored for both the first and reserve teams.
David Hayton manager Jack Cowell presenting College AFC manager Paddy Fairclough and players Mark Fairclough and Andrew Chilton with the new kits that they have sponsored for both the first and reserve teams.

Carnforth Rangers moved into the third round of the Black Dragon Senior Challenge Cup after comfortably beating Kirkby Lonsdale 5-0.

The opening period was quite even but once Carnforth took the lead there was never any doubt who would win.

To a certain extent Carnforth relied on striker Damien Murphy who scored an excellent hat-trick, Mark Plevey scored a good goal but the goal of the game was scored by veteran Gavin Darby.

In round three Carnforth will be at home to Galgate.

In the Baines Bagguley Penhale North Lancashire League Premier Division, Ingleton enjoyed an excellent win when they came out on top in a high scoring and pulsating game against a much improved Highgrove side.

The result could have gone either way but in the end it was Ingleton who came out on top, winning 5-3 with man of the match Dan Tyrer notching a hat-trick. The excellent Will Smith and player-manager David Whitfield scored the others.

Trimpell, newcomers to the Premier Division, recorded an excellent double over last season’s champions TIC Dyn/Overton/Middleton with a 3-0 win.

Once Liam Brown gave them the lead Trimpell never looked back and won quite comfortably, Andrew Wade scored the second with Tony Turner scoring the third.

In Division One, Carnforth Rangers Reserves’ recent improved form has moved them from a relegation place to sixth after winning five games and drawing one since their last defeat.

This time it was Freehold who felt the force of the Carnforth side as they conceded five goals in a 5-2 defeat although they didn’t play badly.

Kyle Davies, David Chippendale, Richard Chambers scored two against his former team mates with Christoff Mitchalak rounding off the scoring.

The excellent Phil Oliver scored both his side’s goals.

Cartmel Reserves consolidated fourth position when they comfortably beat relegation haunted Bolton-le-Sands.

They outplayed Bolton-le-Sands for long periods and won with plenty to spare with goals being scored by Will Anderson and young Dale Hargen.

Bolton-le-Sands were credited with two own goals which was a bit harsh as both came from big deflections from shots by the Cartmel forwards.

In Division Three, second-placed Caton United Reserves entertained Moghuls, who themselves are looking for promotion after just missing out in recent seasons.

Richard Jebb opened the scoring for Caton before Rick Eaves made it 2-0 from close in.

With half-time looming Caton took a 3-0 lead when Adam Lund scored a good goal.

Within minutes of the restart Caton thought they had extended their lead when Lund put the ball into the net only for the referee to over-rule and awarded a free-kick for offside.

Moghuls started the second half much better and within 10 minutes reduced the arrears to 3-1 when Hamid Essa scored from close in after some excellent approach work down the left hand side.

Moghuls started to get on top and went close a few times before Essa again broke free down their left hand side and scored his second with ease.

Caton rallied and went into a 4-2 lead when Jamie Luraschi scored after a mix-up in the Moghuls defence.

Essa set up a grandstand finish when he set up Suju Maje to score his side’s third goal to make it 4-3.

Essa was looking to shoot at every opportunity and missed a glorious chance to level the game as Ian Pierpoint the Caton keeper was on walkabout his shot from 30 yards went just the wrong side of the upright with an open goal gaping at him.

The real man of the match was Khalid Essa who was a stand-in keeper for Moghuls and made several vital saves to keep his team in the game.