MILNTHORPE Corinthians ran Whinney Hill close in a 3-2 defeat against the mid-table side on Saturday.

Adam Smith scored a 25-yard free kick after 17 minutes to open the scoring for the home side, and the Division Two basement club found themselves 2-0 down when Tom Walsh finished a goalmouth scramble midway through the first half.

Three minutes after the interval Jason Dixon pulled a goal back with a screaming 25-yard volley into the top corner, and Liam Cowley broke away to equalise on the hour mark.

Jake Miles had a golden opportunity to level when he somehow headed the ball over from three yards in the last five minutes, and Corinthians were made to pay when Walsh scored the winner for Whinney Hill.

Kendal County made the long trip to Todmorden on Saturday but simple mistakes cost them the win.

County started well and kept possession but they were undone by a long ball which Todmorden’s Oliver Wood ran onto and fired past Philip King.

County responded and equalised just before the break as Kevin Pickering scored a tap in past the keeper.

Neither team had many chances and County were undone again when Todmorden slipped through the defence and Ben Whitham fired past King, and before County could get going again a horrible bobble on the pitch allowed Nathan Adams to nip in and slot home.

County pressed and got a second when Stephen Knowles’ looping header evaded everyone and went in off the post.

Jason Jones had a good chance to make it 3-3 but his one-on-one was put wide and County were forced to accept defeat.

A Ryan Brown brace and goals for Chris McLean and John Byass gave Askam United a 4-1 success at home to Bolton County.

Meanwhile in Division One, Ambleside United lost 4-2 at home to fellow Cumbrians Hawcoat Park.

Park scored just 45 seconds into the game when poor marking allowed Craig Salton to score.

Keenan Quill steered the equaliser beyond the keeper with his left foot after 20 minutes to equalise but Hawcoat pushed on in the first half, scoring at regular intervals through Mike Melia and a Ryan McKay double to make it 4-1 at half time.

Ambleside were reduced to nine men in the second half. Ryan Close was sent off following Shaun Gardner being knocked out despite the Ambleside player not reacting to the incident, and Quill followed him down the dugout for swearing in the 70th minute.

Lloyd Trippitt scored a last minute penalty consolation for Ambleside to reduce their arrears to 4-2 by the end of the match.

Dalton United lost 3-1 at Hesketh Bank. Danny Leech equalised for the Furness side after Richard Burns put the home side ahead, but goals in the last 10 minutes for Danny Birkby and a second for Burns gave Hesketh the win.