IT WAS a closely fought weekend in the succinctly named Baines Bagguley Penhale North Lancashire and District Football League.

Only one hat trick took place across all four divisions and most games were decided by just a couple of goals.

Two Premier League sides went head to head in the Black Dragon Senior Challenge Cup as Cartmel and District won 2-1 away at Caton United.

It was 1-1 after 90 minutes and it took a late Sam Taylor goal in extra time to beat the deadlock.

Elsewhere, Settle United beat Ingleton 2-1 in the Craven FA Senior Challenge Cup.

Ryan Preston scored a late winner to seal Bentham's thrilling 3-2 victory at home to Trimpell and Bare Rangers.

Bentham made hard work of beating a team with just seven points so far this season.

A clash between title contenders Galgate and Marshland ended with a resounding 3-0 win to the home side.

That ensures Galgate now have five points between and fourth placed Marshland.

In Division One, Arnside lost at home to Lancaster Rovers.

Lancaster's 2-1 win comes as they try to close the gap between themselves and the top two but they still remain nine points off second placed Swarthmoor.

Michael Reghillini scoring both of Lancaster's goals.

Kirkby Lonsdale put Heysham to the sword with an emphatic 3-1 win courtesy of a Jack Mather hat trick.

The victory takes them above Heysham by one point.

Cartmel and District came home 2-0 winners after their trip to Penrith Academy - booking their place in the draw for the next round of the Westmorland FA Junior Challenge Cup.

Division Two saw Ingleton Reserves win by the biggest margin of the weekend by thumping Rimmington Reserves 4-1.

Luke Jeffrey bagged himself a brace as Ingleton move into the next round of the Craven FA Norman Pratt Cup.

Elsewhere, in Division 3, Storey Reserves won 3-0 away at College AFC Reserves.

This was a clash that saw the bottom two teams and it proved to be a vital win for Storey as it moved them above their relegation rivals by just one point.

Carnforth Rangers Youth beat a sorry Cartmel and District A side by 3-1 - Tyler Dixon, Kieron Gorton and Connor Smith all getting themselves onto the score sheet.

That win makes Division Three very interesting as there is now a four way tie at the bottom of the league with all sides stranded on six points.