WEST LANCASHIRE FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Bogey team are no match for Turton FC
TURTON recorded their first ever win at Dalton United in fine style as they cruised to a resounding 4-0 victory.
Neil Johnston’s Division One outfit had never won at their Cumbrian hosts in four previous visits.
But they capitalised on two own goals with strikes from Billy McGuinness and Danny Locke.
“It was great news,” said club representative Dave Yates.
“We have never won there and always seem to come back with a point.”
Bolton County were disappointed after a 3-1 defeat to Hawcoat Park.
Henry Chapman’s side had a goal disallowed before Oli Clark headed home a Matthew Cooper cross. But Hawcoat Park equalised before half time and coped better in worsening weather conditions after the break to score two more.
County ended with 10 men after Chris Benson limped off after they had made all of their substitutes.
In the top flight, Eagley bounced back from a heavy defeat in the Lancashire Amateur Shield to beat Slyne with Hest 2-0.
They opened the scoring in the 25th minute when Gareth Carson headed in a Tom Coan free kick. The second came 10 minutes from time when Callum Yearsley dispatched an exquisite through-ball from Mitchell Leece.
Tempest United assistant Gary Westhead felt his side was worth a point at least after losing 3-1 at home to Thornton Cleveleys.
The hosts missed early opportunities before falling behind to an early sucker punch.
Danny Ashcroft equalised after 10 minutes, however, and Trevor Ball’s side continued to play at a high tempo but fell behind just before the break after being caught out by a long ball.
Tempest pressed for an equaliser but the visitors wrapped up the win late on with a long range effort.
Westhead said: “We had three one-on-ones in the first 10 minutes, but were punished after failing to take our chances. We deserved a point, but we have to keep going.”
In Division Two, Liam Ralph put in a five-star performance in Stoneclough’s 6-4 victory over Barrow Wanderers.
His five goals, as well as one from Scott Sharples, helped Stoneclough to their third league win of the season.
Kamil Demiter, aged 17, was the pick of Ladybridge defenders as they battled to a 0-0 draw away at Croston.
CMB’s match at Haslingden St Mary’s was postponed.