By Brett McCarten

AMBLESIDE United recorded their first victory in seven Division One games by beating bottom-placed Stoneclough 2-1.

A brace from Kendal Town striker Simon Rawnsley was enough to see off Stoneclough, and all but condemn them to Division Two next season.

In Division Two Kendal County were beaten 4-1 by 10-man Leyland United.

County took the lead in the first half when Stephen Knowles found the bottom corner, before Ryan Broomhead tied the game for United.

Andrew Leggett put Leyland in front before a mistake from County keeper Tom Bush let Jerone Matthews in to increase the deficit.

Kendal remained optimistic of getting a result when Leyland had a man sent off for a professional foul, but the red card spurred United on as they scored again through Matthews to take all three points.

At the top of the league, Hurst Green all but sealed their hopes of promotion with an impressive 6-2 victory over Milnthorpe Corinthians.

Sam Hayes’ double, Paul Coote’s strike and an own goal meant that a stunned Corinthians went in at the break 4-0 down.

They came out of the half time interval fighting though, with Jack Hays scoring a brace. This wasn’t enough to put the league leaders off their game however, as Coote’s struck twice more to complete his hat-trick.

Promotion-seeking Askam United continued their push for Division One football next season by edging Todmorden Borough 3-2 in a close encounter.

Two goals from Jordan Rayner and Kyle Jefferson were enough to seal three points for Askam, cancelling out Oliver Wood’s strike and an own goal.

Gsk Ulverston Rangers found themselves on the wrong side of a 3-2 result however, as they lost to CMB.

CMB’s three strikes were enough for victory, despite goals from Ulverston’s Mark Lawler and Ben Wheeler.