Milnthorpe sink to foot of table but Ambleside go from strength to strength (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Milnthorpe sink to foot of table but Ambleside go from strength to strength
MILNTHORPE Corinthians went bottom of the West Lancashire Division Two after they were beaten 6-0 at home to Ladybridge.
Kyle Dixon bagged a hat-trick in a win that lifts Ladybridge up to 10th in the table.
The other goals came from a Craig Booth score and a brace by Ian Smallet.
Todmorden Borough were the previous encumbents of bottom spot but they moved up to 12th after a narrow 4-3 success at Askam United.
Askam’s goalscorers in the seven-goal thriller included Kevin Edwards, Kyle Jefferson and John Byers, but an own goal and strikes from Oliver Wood, Dean Farry and Lively were enough to put Askam to the sword.
In to cap off a terrible week for both Division Two South Lakeland sides Kendal County were beaten 4-0 as they entertained Walney Island.
They produced a poor performance as goals were scored every 10 minutes between the 20th and 50th minutes by Walney courtesy of a Matthew Lockley double, Jordan Brough and Chris Newsham.
But Gsk Ulverston Rangers fared much better in their trip to Croston Sports as goals from Carl Brown and Mark Lawler were enough to give them a 2-0 lead.
James Gornall pulled one back for Croston but they couldn’t get any more and the Furness side are eighth in Division Two.
Things are looking a lot smoother for Ambleside United in Division One as they moved up to third in the table to take their unbeaten run to six games.
All the goals came in the second half after a complacent first half showing, Zak Clark scoring either side of a Simon Rawnsley brace to put Ambleside 3-0 up after 70 minutes. It could have been even more had Clark not missed a couple of sitters.
Two breakaway goals from Haslingden St Mary’s thanks to Shaun Jenkins and John Heap brought the game back to 3-2 with four minutes left but Ambleside held on for yet another victory.
Dalton United let the lead slip twice in their 3-2 defeat at home to Garstang.
Phil Rigg gave Dalton the lead after 22 minutes and a couple of quickfire goals for both teams just after the half-hour mark, Chris Anderson for Garstang and Gareth Jones for Dalton, made it 2-1 to the home side.
But two strikes from Matthew Poole in the second half put Dalton to the sword.