CARNFORTH will spend Christmas Day at the top of the Premier Division of the Baines Bagguley Penhale North Lancashire and District Football League after a stunning away win at Caton United.

Caton took the lead in the 12th minute when Adam Lund’s left wing run and cross found Nathan Jackson who, aided by the central defender of Carnforth slipping on the greasy surface, gave Jackson plenty of room to finish the move.

Carnforth piled on the pressure and the inevitable equaliser came in the 30th minute through Byron Nixon.

After just four minutes of the restart Carnforth took the lead when Matthew Garwood took advantage of Caton mistake to lash home.

On the hour they made the game safe after a horrible mix up in the heart of Caton's defence which allowed Scott King to latch onto the ball and give Lee Marshall no chance to make it 3-1.

George Henderson and Garwood put gloss on the win late on.

The local derby between Ingleton and Bentham turned out to be a game of attrition.

Ingleton had most of the possession and had the better chances but a draw was the fairest result on the day and was also Bentham’s ninth in 14 games.

Elsewhere Bowerham beat Trimpell and Bare Rangers 5-3.

In Division One Millhead’s recent up turn in form continued when they entertained local rivals Carnforth Rangers Reserves who are six places higher in the league.

Millhead led 2-0 at half time, the first scored by veteran James Thornton from a free-kick and the second an own goal.

Malakey Brooks scored to put Carnforth back in the game two minutes after the restart but a solid Millhead defence held on to secure the points.

Meanwhile Westgate Wanderers fell to Heysham thanks to a strike from Kevin Jago.