WINDERMERE men took four points from their double-header weekend with a 6-3 win over Didsbury 2s and a 2-2 home draw with North League 2 West leaders Urmston.

Mere opened the scoring against Urmston on Saturday when Jake Sorrenson crossed for skipper Will Dolman to find the bottom corner with a deflection, but the visitors levelled before half-time.

A massive Jimmy Dunlop aerial set up Steve Heyns for a thumping second from a tight angle only for Urmston to draw the match from a short corner.

Sunday’s rearranged game with Didsbury also started with a Will Dolman goal, this time a drag flick into the bottom left corner of goal. Vice captain Adam Whitehead doubled Mere’s lead with a signature spin and flick and the home side were looking comfortable despite the wind and rain.

However, Didsbury turned the tide and after two stops on the line by Ben Williamson, Dan Spires blocked a shot with his foot and the visitors converted the penalty stroke.

After the break Spires played a great pass to Sorrenson, who scored with a super reverse stick strike, only for Didsbury to draw level with two goals of their own.

Mere’s response was to ramp up the intensity. Will Dolman added a second drag flick goal, Whitehead converted a Josh Bellis pass and Archie Dalzell fired in a powerful shot for Mere’s sixth.

Windermere Men’s 2s beat Kendal Men’s 2s 2-1 at QKS in their NW league Division 5 NN local derby.

Kendal created some good first half chances and kept Mere goalkeeper Rob Curme busy but Olly Thomas, Gonzalo Lucas, Michael Shields and the returning Tom Wright gradually gave the visitors the edge in midfield.

Mere striker and man-of-the-match Teddy Ferguson scored both his side’s goals – a cracking strike from top D and then a tidy finish from a turnover ball breakaway.

The home side pulled a goal back late in the game and had the chance to level from a late short corner but they could not convert it.

Windermere Ladies lost 0-6 to a strong Lancaster University team in the Lancs central Ladies League Prem Division.

Mere had a lot of the play but could not get a goal. They were missing a few key players and it showed, although they kept battling to the end.

Chloe Balmer was voted Players’ Player.

* Windermere Ladies 2s beat Ambleside Ladies 2s 2-1 in their Netherwood Development League encounter with a brace of Lucy Ellwood goals. Leah Derbyshire scored for Ambleside.