WEST LANCASHIRE FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Agony for Eagley as they let lead slip

Eagley manager Alex Harvie

Eagley manager Alex Harvie

First published in Sport

EAGLEY manager Alex Harvie felt a 2-2 draw was an “unfair result” against Fleetwood Hesketh.

They took the lead after half-an-hour after counter-attacking down the right saw the ball land to Neil Bebbington in the box who finished.

In the second half Fleetwood drew level against the run of play before Simon Neary scored with a great header in the bottom corner.

Hero Neary turned villain moments later when in the rain his header skidded into the back of the net. In Division One, Turton were also held in a draw at Ambleside.

Turton opened the scoring with an excellent team goal finished by Phil Johnson but Ambleside equalised after a defensive error.

Kieran Sisson scored with a header to restore the lead before half time and he put them 3-1 up with a one-on-one with 20 minutes to go. But Ambleside hit back after some naive defending to take a point.

In the same division, Tempest United produced a good performance to run out 3-0 victors at Dalton.

Liam Stewart (two) and an own goal helped wrap up the three points.

Assistant manager Gary Westhead said: “We defended really well when we had too, played some good football an created lots of chances. We have three wins on bounce now which we haven’t done for a long time.”

Bolton County suffered a 3-1 loss against Wyre Villa.

Mark Ormrod’s side came from behind to score a goal by Linford Stewart just before the break.

The second half County looked by far the better side with Tom Aspen outstanding in the middle of the park, but completely against the run of play Jordan Casey latched onto a long ball and hammered home to put Wyre in front.

The game was taken out of County’s reach when another long ball straight from Wyres keeper caught out the defence and Nick Webster tapped home.

Meanwhile in Division One CMB bagged three second half goals to beat Walney Island 5-1.

Matt Carr equalised for CMB then Paul Hallows made it 2-1 before the break.

Carr added two more for his hat-trick while Will Archer also scored.

Ladybridge kept up their bid for promotion with a 2-0 win against Kendal County.

Sam Parkinson scored after 25 minutes. A clearance by keeper Paris Nuttall was seized upon by Ashley Morris and he hit a shot into the net.

Manager Dave Walker said: “It was another three points and a good battling display, when Kendal came at us in the second half we showed great determination and work rate to see out the game.”

Stoneclough played out a 0-0 draw at home against Barrow.

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