WEST LANCASHIRE LEAGUE: Carter brace ends Tempest poor run
THE storm clouds over Premier Division side Tempest United has eased after a five-star performance against Vickerstown. Trevor Ball’s Premier Division side went in search of their first win since August, and earned a 5-3 victory with some clinical finishing.
Assistant boss Gary Westhead said: “It was a great performance but it made the difference being at home.
“We have had 10 games on the road and things were not happening for us.
“Credit to the lads they have all worked hard to get a result and there were no cry offs, we just want to go on a run now.”
Tempest did not have it all their own way as they went behind after five minutes.
Chris Farnworth scored the equaliser five minutes later, while a brace from Matt Carter saw them go into half-time 3-2 up. Farnworth gave Tempest a two-goal cushion before Vickerstown pulled one back in the 75th minute. But Tom Booth wrapped up the three points with Tempest’s fifth.
Also in the top flight, Ashley Morris, Matt Carr and Jordan Clover helped Eagley to a 3-1 win against Garstang. Stoneclough ended a losing run in Division Two with a 3-1 victory against Todmorden for only their second win of the season. They fell behind to an early goal but Steve Harrison levelled the scores before the break and Jack Mickleworth and Jack Stevenson fired home in the second half. Ladybridge lost their skipper Jordan Hussey to injury in a 3-1 defeat to Askam United.
Askam’s leading scorer Callum Raynor opened the scoring but Ladybridge came back strongly with Hussey forcing a tremendous save from the Askam keeper.However, poor defending allowed Askam to get their second through a penalty.
Ladybridge came out fighting after the break, with Jon Smalley getting a goal back.
But their search for an equaliser was hampered after Hussey had to be withdrawn and Askam got a late goal on the break.
Elsewhere, CMB won on the road against Leyland United thanks to efforts by Michael McGinlay, Charlie Scholes and Andrew Warburton, with the three points leaving them eighth in the table.
Bolton County flew the flag for the local sides in Division One by defeating Mill Hill St Peters 3-2.
Tom Aspin, Liam Stewart and Oliver Clark hit the back of the net for Henry Chapman’s side.
Turton slipped down to 14th after a 2-0 defeat against Hawcoat Park.