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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Nine-man Hawcoat Park slip out of cup

HAWCOAT Park crashed out of the West Lancs League President’s Cup, going down 5-3 to Lytham Town in a very eventful game.

Hawcoat went ahead through Martin Paterson but the visitors equalised from a free-kick. Dave Round jnr restored the lead from a free-kick and an own goal made it 3-1.

Another free-kick was converted by Lytham’s number seven to make it 3-2 and then Scott Ellis was sent off for a professional foul that conceded a penalty. Lytham wasted the chance to equalise by blasting the spot kick over the bar and it remained 3-2 at half-time.

Lytham’s leveller did come early in the second half and then Hawcoat were reduced to nine men when keeper Ben Mills saw red for bringing down a Lytham forward in the area. They duly scored the penalty past stand-in keeper Mike Hillman and their number seven completed the scoring in the dying minutes to complete his hat-trick.

Other West Lancs Division One and Two sides were involved in League Cup games, although the matches involving Dalton United, Furness Cavaliers, GSK Ulverston Rangers and Askam United were all postponed.

Furness Rovers took revenge for last week’s league defeat at Longridge Town by winning 3-2, with goals from Jordan Hughes, Liam Woodburn and a Steve Caskie penalty.

They will be joined in the last eight by Crooklands Casuals, who won 3-0 at Mill Hill St Peters.

A first half goal by Chris Wraighte was followed in the second half by goals from player/manager Jonny Lowes and Mike Park, celebrating his 37th birthday.

Holker Old Boys’ disappointing run of form continued as they went down 2-1 at home to Formby in the North West Counties Division One.

Brad Hubbold gave Holker a 50th minute lead, but the visitors equalised in the 73rd minute and stole victory with a last-minute winner.

Vickerstown rediscovered their form with an excellent 4-2 win at Fulwood Amateurs in the Sports 360 West Lancs Premier Division. Scorers were Danny Keenan (2), Josh Gay and Sean Paterson. The win pushes them up to sixth in the table.

In the Baines Bagguley North Lancashire League, Swarthmoor Social faced a big game at fellow strugglers Arnside but lost 5-2.

Swarthmoor’s scorers were Mike Webster and Joe Cooper and the loss leaves them rock bottom.

Considering the heavy rain on Thursday night and most of Friday, the Furness Premier League did well to lose only four games to the weather, two in the Riflemans Garage Premier Division and two in the Horne Cup.

Results in the Premier Division mean that all 12 clubs are now separated by only 11 points.

Kirkby United pulled off a great 3-2 win over Barrow Wanderers at the Community Centre to go third in the table.

Scorers for Kirkby were Scott Watkinson (2) and Dave Regan, with Kyle McCormick and Steve Jones replying for the league leaders.

Millom reserves beat Holker Old Boys reserves 3-1 through a brace from Andrew Woodburn and one from Jamie Pattinson, while Basil Olabi was on target for Holker.

Dalton United gained three much-needed points as a brace from Danny Leech gave them a 2-0 win at Haverigg United.

Hawcoat Park reserves moved off the bottom of the table by winning 2-1 against Furness Rovers reserves.

Rovers led through Hakan McCracken but late goals from Mike Otto and Jon Paul Stanway bid the business for Tony Gooding’s side.

The games at Crooklands and Vickerstown were postponed.

In Premier Tiles Division One, Askam United beat Britannia 3-0 thanks to a hat-trick from first team top scorer Kev Edwards.

The results means Barrow Island go top on goal difference.

Walney Island reserves and Holker Old Boys A played out a 0-0 draw at windswept Tummerhill.

The wind also caused havoc at Biggar Bank as the Horne Cup Group Three game between Vickerstown A and GSK Ulverston Rangers reserves ended 0-0. Rob Spence saved a second half penalty to earn Vickerstown a vital group point.

The result means the group is now a three-way battle between these two sides and Hawcoat Park A.

The game between Furness Cavaliers reserves and Dalton United A was postponed.

In Group Two, Barrow Wanderers secured qualification to the knockout stages with a 4-1 win over Walney Island A. Wanderers’ scorers were Sean Darby (2), Tom Widnall and Paul Martin, while Anthony Friend scored for Walney.

Barrow Island have qualified from Group One after beating Millom A 9-4 at Cavendish Park.

Gareth Armstrong did most of the damage, scoring a double hat-trick with Tony Miller, Phil Kyle and Ronnie Crompton also scoring.

Josh Lindsay and Phil Edmondson both scored twice for Millom thirds.

The other game in this group, between Swarthmoor and Kirkby, was postponed.

Both scheduled games in Division Two went ahead and involved teams in the bottom half of the table.

The quest to avoid the league’s wooden spoon is becoming quite intense with three points separating the bottom five teams.

Furness Rovers A earned three points by winning 3-2 at Hawcoat Park A but stay bottom on goal difference.

Scorers were Rob While (2) andMahmoud Mazeyene with Craig May and Mark Knowles scoring for Hawcoat.

The two sides just above Rovers, Askam United A and Barrow Celtic reserves, shared the spoils after drawing 2-2 at Duddon Sports.

Askam’s scorers were Jordan Rayner and Reece Carlisle, with an Ash Daly penalty and Rob Johnson replying for Celtic.

Have your say

The previous comment has nothing to do with me and does not represesnt the views of Stuart Jeynes and HUFC. Well said Steve Bradley.

Posted by Definitely the Real Stuart Jeynes on 1 February 2012 at 14:20

Those views on here are not the views of Stuart Jeynes just some tool with nowt to do messing about! Couldn't give a toss of the opinions of those not involved with HUFC. Let all clubs do what they want and that's it. End of. Up the village!

Posted by The real Stuart jeynes on 28 January 2012 at 20:15

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