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Five-star Ambleside and Kendal County come away with success
AMBLESIDE United gained a comfortable 5-1 victory against Lytham Town that lifts them up two places to sixth in Division One.
Attacking from the start chances fell to Ambleside, Zach Clark shooting wide from a Maison McGeechan cross.
After half an hour Ambleside took the lead when McGeechan found Clark at the back post, who then controlled the ball well before slotting home.
Martin Grundy was unlucky not to add to the score when his shot beat the keeper only to hit the post. The ball rebounded to hit the keeper and the post again before he gathered the ball.
A defensive laspe gave Lytham Town their first chance in the match when a player was fouled in the box and from the resulting penalty Lytham Town equalised.
Ambleside regained the lead following good play between McGeechan and Grundy, which led to Clark scoring his second goal.
Lytham Town hit the post and began the second half brighter, but Ambleside increased the lead when Danny McGahon passed down the line to Clark, who beat the defender before crossing from the touchline and McGeechan fired home from close range.
Clark was then brought down in the penalty area and McGeechan made no mistake from the penalty spot to make the score 4-1.
Before the end a perfectly weighted pass down the centre by McGahon reached Clark, whose pace took him past the last defender. He placed his shot past the advancing keeper to record his hat-trick and Ambleside’s fifth goal.
Dalton United won 3-0 thanks to a Gareth Jones brace and an own goal against Furness Rovers in a result that lifts them off the bottom of the table.
They are up to 13th thanks to the win.
In Division Two Kendal County came away from a trip to Whinney Hill with a 3-0 victory and a positive performance. Without a few players and with striker Adam Pashley in goal, County started well and they never let the home team get into any rhythm.
County took the lead halfway through the first half when after a scramble in the goalmouth Jordan Knowles flashed a volley past the Whinney Hill Keeper.
The second half was much the same with County dominating and not giving the home side any space or time. They had their second goal in the 58th minute when Kevin Pickering lobbed the keeper from the edge of the box and with 10 minutes to go it was 3-0 when winger Jason Jones followed up a free kick to slide home.
Gsk Ulverston Rangers lost 2-1 at home to Bolton County, while Askam United were defeated by the same scoreline against CMB.