Arnside edge Bentham in thriller while Ingleton produce cup shock

A THRILLER was played out between Bentham and Arnside in the third round of the Black Dragon Senior Challenge Cup third round.

Arnside took the lead from a corner which was swung over for Adam Richardson to head home but Bentham responded and found an equaliser when Daniel Briggs-Calvert scored.

But Arnside went straight back in front after Marco Thompson made it 2-1 at half time.

James Earnshaw escaped his marker to equalise for Bentham and Arnside defended well to stay in the game.

When Arnside broke out of defence they looked dangerous and James Kirkham broke away and lobbed the keeper from a narrow angle.

Despite Bentham throwing everything at Arnside the latter scored a decisive fourth when Kirkham scored from a corner.

In the 848-848 Taxis/Sam Price Memorial Cup first round Cartmel and District’s Joel Drinkall and Carnforth Rangers’ Asa Stone scored to take the game to extra time.

Carnforth took the lead straight from the re-start when the impressive Gavin Darby hit the back of the net.

Within 60 seconds Carnforth went into a 3-1 lead when Stone scored his second to put the game beyond Cartmel.

Bottom of the Premier Division Ingleton caused the shock of the day when they beat leaders Tic Dynamos/Overton/Middleton 2-1.

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Oliver Allsopp and Edward Read scored with Darren True bagging the goals for Dynamos.

Burton Thistle of Division Three defeated high-flying Division Two outfit Westgate Wanderers in a thrilling 5-4 victory in the Black Dragon Senior Challenge Cup second round.

Chris Plevey, Jordan Taylor, Craig Turner and a brace from Martin Looker gave Burton victory, with Westgate’s scorers being Josh Garthwaite, Christoff Michalek and two from Danny Simpson.

Lancaster Rovers got off to a slow start against Grange when full back Mike Oldcorn delivered a deep cross which evaded everybody and went straight into the net to give his side an unexpected early lead.

But Rovers responded and romped home 5-1 after Callum Redpath equalised before the impressive Jake Harrison got two good goals, with Ian McCann and Richard Howard also on the scoresheet.

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