WEST LANCASHIRE FOOTBALL: Ladybridge's Pilling keeps fine scoring record
9:00am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Headlines
THE goals were raining in during the Division Two derby between CMB and Stoneclough.
There were seven in total but the main highlights included two strikes by CMB’s Jamie Boyd.
Craig McKinley, Liam Carr and Luke Kileen (two) were also on target for CMB while there was a consolation own goal for Stoneclough.
The win moved CMB up to 11th in the division while Stoneclough are rooted to the bottom.
With both teams seemingly in lethargic mood, the game only came to life on 30 minutes when a superb move between Jamie Desousa and Jake Pilling ended with ace marksman Pilling getting his ninth goal of the season with a clinical finish.
The outcome of the game was in doubt until the 78th minute when Matt Higginson was at the back post to head in a Pilling corner.
With more attacking ideas, Ladybridge could easily have scored more against a weak Croston team.
Elsewhere, it was a disappointing weekend for local clubs.
Premier Division outfit Eagley’s indifferent form this season continues after losing 3-1 at home against Euxton Villa.
Phil Roberts’ side fell behind in the 21st minute but the hosts had to wait until the hour mark for Jordan Cover to equalise.
The visitors restored their advantage 10 minutes later and Villa added insult to injury with another goal in added time.
Meanwhile, it was a bad day at the office for Tempest United as they lost 7-0 at Crooklands Casuals.
The turning point in the game came on 20 minutes when Sean Rothwell broke his wrist in a challenge and the referee sent him off.
Tempest seemed to fall apart after that as Crooklands scored seven goals.
In Division One, Bolton County lost 2-0 at home to Lytham Town.
Meanwhile, even after playing for an hour following the harsh sending off of front man Dave Hanlon, Turton fully deserved their share of the points against Poulton.
Centre half Josh Melling had a ‘Jonjo Shelvey-style’ performance, gifting the visitors a goal within the first 15 minutes and then scoring a world class free kick to equalise in the second half, finding the top corner of the goal.