Carnforth Rangers moved into top spot in the North Lancashire Football League Premier Division at the weekend with a 3-0 win away Trimpell.

Largely helped by league leaders Caton United being involved in cup action, a Damien Murphy-inspired performance moved Carnforth to the table's summit, at least momentarily.

Murphy bagged all three goals as Rangers sought their revenge having lost 3-1 at home to Trimpell earlier in the season.

Carnforth sit one point above Caton in the league standings, but they have played three games more than their rivals.

Elsewhere in the top flight, Bentham look certain to go down after a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Highgrove FC to register their 15th defeat of the season, while Ingleton kept their title hopes alive with a 4-0 win against Galgate.

After losing their first game of the season last week, Caton lost to Cartmel and District in the third round of the Eric Wilson Senior Challenge Cup. Carl Airey scored a brace to give Cartmel a semi-final tie with Carnforth on April 9.

This is a worrying wobble for Caton who had previously won 13 on the bounce, but with games in hand they will be confident of getting back to form once their league campaign resumes.