WEST LANCASHIRE LEAGUE: Eagley soaring high
9:00am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in Sport
EAGLEY continue to fly the flag for Bolton after a 3-2 win over Crooklands lifted them to third in the Premier Division.
Recent signing from Bolton County, Mitch Leece, showed why he is at the top of the scoring charts by registering his seventh of this season.
Jordan Cover extended the lead just before half time and Danny Warburton made it 3-0 on 58 minutes.
Crooklands tried to make a game of it with two goals in the last half hour but they could not find the equaliser.
Tempest suffered their sixth successive defeat at Norcross and Warbreck in the same division.
But in Division One Bolton County picked up all three points from their trip to Dalton United.
Henry Chapman’s side got off to the perfect start after 13 minutes when Ashley Morris broke the deadlock.
The hosts were soon on level terms but before the interval County restored their lead through Liam Short on 42 minutes.
Liam Stewart ensured the points were going back to Bolton and lifted County to sixth.
In the same division, Turton had a bad day at the office, losing 5-0 to BAC/EE Preston.
In our picture feature game in Division Two, both Ladybridge and Walney Island served up an entertaining game with no goals.
Both teams produced neat football but could not find a cutting edge, and Ladybridge were hit with a serious knee injury to Danny Taylor after 30 minutes.
The second half was mostly dominated by Ladybridge with John Smalley coming close with two fine efforts.
Sixteen-year-olds Ollie Bretherton and Kamil Demiter continued to show their potential as they proved once again to have made a smooth introduction to senior football with two fine games.
Fresh from their Lancashire Amateur Shield win over rivals Ladybridge, CMB would have been keen to take that form into the league, but they will have to wait another week after crashing to a 4-2 defeat to Milthorpe. John Ford and Luke Talinne were on the scoresheet for CMB.
And life gets no better for Stoneclough, relegated last season and now lying second bottom after a 5-0 loss to Kendal County.