North Lancashire League round-up: Unbeaten Carnforth seal Premier Division title

Goal mouth action from Carnforth Rangers' 2-0 win over Galgate.
Goal mouth action from Carnforth Rangers' 2-0 win over Galgate.

Unbeaten Carnforth Rangers are the Baines Bagguley Penhale North Lancashire and District Premier Division champions.

The runaway leaders sealed their title triumph when nearest challengers Caton United slipped to a surprise 4-0 defeat at home to Ingleton on Thursday night.

Carnforth Rangers celebrate a goal in their 2-0 victory over Galgate.

Carnforth Rangers celebrate a goal in their 2-0 victory over Galgate.

Carnforth were 3-0 victors at Trimpell on the same evening with two goals from Danny Syson and a Matthew Garwood completing a fine Rangers performance.

They followed it up with a 2-0 triumph over Galgate on Saturday thanks to goals from Mark Plevey and Damien Murphy.

The champions were set to complete their league campaign at home to bottom side Tic Dyn/Overton/Middleton on Monday night.

Ingleton’s victory that ended Caton’s title challenge was well deserved with the visitors from North Yorkshire racing into a 3-0 half-time lead, Dan Tyrer scoring twice with Jake Fawcett adding a third.

Jack Brennand, just 16, added a fourth after the break to move Ingleton up to third.

Their chances of catching Caton in second took a blow on Saturday however as they were held 2-2 by Tic Dyn/Overton/Middleton.

Last season’s champions are starting to recapture some of that form with Peter Marrin and Mark Wiggins getting their goals. Aaron Woodhouse and Danny Murray scored for Ingleton.

The excellent draw for the Dynamos followed up their first win since September 28 having beaten Morecambe Royals 1-0 thanks to Steve Wiggins’ 30-yard goal.

They still look favourites for relegation but still have fellow strugglers Marsh United to play twice.

United played another side battling towards the bottom, Bowerham, twice in the space of a few days this week, first drawing 1-1 in midweek.

Tom Spencely scored for Bowerham with James Eccles scoring the Marsh goal.

Bowerham got the better of the game on Saturday, two Tim Dalgliesh goals handing them a 2-1 victory. Anthony Peters got the goal for a Marsh side who also upset Morecambe Royals 1-0 during a busy week.

The victory moves Bowerham four points clear of Marsh and six points clear of the Dynamos at the bottom.

Swarthmoor Social Club with just one game left to play, away at Ingleton, are only five points clear of a relegation place after a 3-1 defeat against Morecambe Royals.

Helped by an own goal, Dan Broadley and Adam Garnett also scored for the Royals with John Marrs scoring a good volleyed goal for the home side.