LANCASHIRE AMATEUR LEAGUE: Little Lever rocket man Bingham
ANDY Bingham added to his growing reputation as Little Lever’s long-range specialist when he scored his third 30-yarder in three games on Saturday.
With his third-placed side leading Horwich Victoria 1-0 and only minutes to go, he finished off a quick counter attack with his trademark rocket.
“It’s his fourth goal like that this season,” said manager Lee Buckley whose side have won six and drawn one of their last seven games.
“He’s always popped up with one worldie a season, but this year he’s making a habit of it. He’s already scored more goals than he did last.”
Lee Valentine put the Mytham Road hosts ahead just before half time, and Horwich’s Luke Skelly was denied an equaliser in two one-on-ones.
Castle Hill are three points above Little Lever in second, having played a game more, after two goals from Little Lever old boy Ben Wells helped them to a 5-2 victory over Howe Bridge Mills at Tonge Moor.
It was a happy return from service in Afghanistan for soldier Jason Perry, who put Castle Hill ahead and dominated midfield along with partner Saul Rostron.
Howe Bridge, who did not help themselves with defensive mistakes for four of the goals and were without captain Gary Hogan who was getting married, equalised through Glenn Heapey and scored the last goal of the game through a Martin Parkinson header.
In between, Wells and Des Wilcox scored before half time and Chris Beresford and Wells in the second half.
Old Bolts maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Bolton-dominated division with a walk in the park against struggling Rossendale Amateurs.
Sean Rushton scored twice and Darren Dalton made it 3-0 before half time before Old Bolts added six more after the break through Rob Taylor, Kyle Rose an own goal and two more from Dalton.