IN the quarter-final of the Black Dragon Senior Challenge Cup, Carnforth Rangers, after a hard tussle against an out of form Caton United, went into the semi-final.
The game had plenty of excellent end-to-end football with Carnforth slightly the better side.
Chances were created by both sides but it took until the 70th minute before the breakthrough came and it came the way of Carnforth when Danny Syson beat the keeper with some ease.
Within minutes it was 2-0 after the game’s best player Gavin Darby scored a good goal.
Caton got back into the match with the goal of the game when he volleyed into the net from an inch perfect pass.
Caton started to get on top and pressed forward looking for an equaliser, but unfortunately a mistake by captain Dave Woods allowed Syson to make the game safe for Carnforth with his side’s third goal.
Still Caton pushed on looking to get back into the game, but, in time added on, another mistake in the heart of Caton’s defence by player/manager Jimmy Marshall gave Mambwe Chilusa the chance to make it 4-1, which he did with ease.
In the semi-final, Carnforth will be away to either Marsh United or Cartmel after their game was abandoned.
See The Visitor (27-03-12) for full story.