Windermere one game away from winning Division Three after Urmston demolition (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Windermere one game away from winning Division Three after Urmston demolition
Urmston Seconds 0
Men’s North West Division Three North
ONLY Blackpool now stand between Windermere and promotion after the Lakes side overwhelmed Urmston Seconds in their penultimate league match of the men's hockey season.
Urmston tried to defend from the outset, but it wasn't long before Mere broke through.
A Keenan Quill pass found Will Dolman, who provided the assist for Matt Hartnett to score.
Harry Jackson then weaved his way through a sea of bodies to add a second, while Will Dolman drag flicked a third before Harry Jackson deflected another short corner into the net to make it four.
Steve Johns spectacularly deflected a drive into the roof of the net for five, and Richard Jackson made it 6-0 at half-time with a reverse stick strike.
Mere maintained their tempo after the interval to create holes in the visiting defence. Will Dolman scored two quick goals to complete his hat-trick before Tom Dolman got himself on the score sheet, deflecting a ball in from Matt Hartnett.
A Harry Jackson shot was parried by the Urmston keeper only to be slotted home by Chris Toward before Jackson completed his hat-trick by deflecting another ball from Matt Hartnett into the net.
Northern Seconds 3
KENDAL slumped to their third consecutive defeat with a loss away at Northern.
The visitors started the game brightly with some excellent attacking on the wing by Aaron Screen, but an effective counter-attack by the hosts opened the scoring in a first half which saw Kendal pinned into their own half.
The Liverpool side extended their lead in the second half with a scrappy goal before an easily finished third which capitalised on some poor defending from the Greens.
A Ewan Galloway strike from a penalty corner late on gave the away team hope but their late surge was not enough.
Kendal host Bolton in the final league game next week.
Southport Fourths 1
Kirkby Lonsdale 3
KIRKBY Lonsdale kept within touching distance of Blackburn Northern and West Derby at the top of the table thanks to a 3-1 win.
John Randall-Paley capitalised on a keeping error to make it 1-0 after 10 minutes and Matt Percy soon doubled the lead when he swept a pass from the baseline into the bottom corner from the top of the D.
Kirkby started the second half off well when Alex Hyman deflected a hard pass into the D into the net at the back post.
Southport earned a consolation when a straight strike from a short corner was deflected past the Kirkby keeper 10 minutes from time, but Kirkby played out the rest of the game to win 3-1.