WEST LANCASHIRE LEAGUE: Eagley through to next round of cup
EAGLEY moved one step closer to retaining the Lancashire Amateur Shield after a 6-2 win at AFC Monton.
Phil Robert’s side went ahead in the 10th minute when Mitch Leece unselfishly set up Sam Parkinson for the first of his two goals.
It was 5-1 at half-time thanks to further strikes by Parkinson, Leece, Danny Swailes and Danny Warburton.
Eagley took their foot off the pedal after the interval and Tom Darby added another goal after the break before Monton grabbed a consolation.
Also flying the flag in the competition in the next round is CMB after they beat Fulwood Amateurs 4-1 with goals from Jamie Boyd, Andrew Warburton, Will Archer and Liam Carr.
Elsewhere in Division Two, there was a high-scoring affair at Stoneclough where they grabbed a point against Walney Island with a 3-3 draw.
Walney Island broke the deadlock in the 46th minute, but the hosts levelled through Steve Harrison.
The visitors edged ahead on the hour mark but Stoneclough hit back with a goal 20 minutes from time via Janusz Heenan.
Things were looking good for the home side to pick up only their second win of the campaign when Liam Ralph got on the scoresheet with 10 minutes left.
However, their hearts were broken when Joe Wright scored with three minutes remaining.
Meanwhile, there were mixed fortunes in Division One, where Bolton County moved up to fifth after a 3-0 win against Furness Rovers.
Ashley Duckworth got the ball rolling with a fine right-footed shot outside the box then Liam Stewart made it 2-0 with a fine finish.
Josh Morris rounded things off with a fine individual goal in the second half.
Coach Henry Chapman said: “It was a very good professional performance after a disappointing result last week.
“I changed the system around a bit and we are in a good position being fifth in the league.
“The thing is that we have not had a settled team since the start of the season.”
In the Premier Division, luck seems to have deserted Tempest United after a 4-1 defeat to Fleetwood Hesketh.
They are without a win since August 20 and things went from bad to worse when Tom Booth tried to clear the ball but it ended up in the back of his own net.
Tempest equalised 10 minutes later with a goal by Alfie Akioti but on the verge of half time they were caught out by a quick corner whilst arguing with the referee over the decision and it was 2-1.
In the second half, Fleetwood Hesketh added another two goals to compoud Tempest’s agony.
Assistant coach Gary Westhead said: “The scoreline did not reflect the game and things just aren’t going for us.
“We just have to keep plugging away and try to get some wins.”