Ambleside suffer first reverse of season and Milnthorpe remain bottom

AMBLESIDE United were beaten at home for the first time this season when they lost 1-0 to Mill Hill St. Peters.

The away side edged the first half and they opened the scoring after 15 minutes. A corner was allowed to reach an unmarked Matthew Allen at the back post and he headed home from close range.

Chances did fall to Ambleside in the first period though. A Zach Clark effort was touched past the post by the keeper and Simon Rawnsley was unlucky when his shot hit the crossbar.

The best chance fell to Shaun Gardner when following a cross from Danny McGahon, but his header went over the bar.

In the second half Ambleside applied constant pressure to the Mill Hill St. Peters defence but they were up against a well-organised defence and they were resolute as they held onto their 1-0 lead.

Dalton United’s three first half goals were enough to give them victory at home to fellow Cumbrians Hawcoat Park.

Gareth Jones scored twice in the first 10 minutes to give Dalton a great start, and United were cruising when Dean Leech bagged his goal in the 33rd minute.

Hawcoat pulled one back through Craig Salton on 57 minutes to make it 3-1.

Dave Round scored to reduce the deficit to one goal in the third minute of injury time but that proved to be too little too late and Dalton secured the three points.

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Milnthorpe Corinthians remain bottom of Division Two after a 2-0 defeat at home to Whinney Hill, whose goals came from Dominic Mulcurran and an own goal by Lawrence Duncan, while Askam United were beaten 3-1 at Walney Island.

Daniel Craig’s strike was not enough for Gsk Ulverston Rangers as they were defeated 2-1 by Ladybridge, Danny Taylor and Ian Smalley scoring for the home side.

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