North Lancashire League round-up: Marsh outplayed as Cartmel march on

Landlord of The Bowerham Hotel , Roy Denby presents a new kit to Bowerham FC manager John Bouskill and players.
Landlord of The Bowerham Hotel , Roy Denby presents a new kit to Bowerham FC manager John Bouskill and players.

In the Black Dragon Senior Challenge Cup second round, the replayed game between Cartmel and Marsh United turned out to be one sided.

From the first whistle to the last Cartmel were always in control, scoring almost as they pleased.

Marsh, with a much weakened team due to injuries and players not being available, always gave their best and never gave up but on this occasion they were outplayed by a much stronger and more experienced team who ran out 8-0 winners.

In round three Cartmel will be at home again this time to AFC Moorlands.

In the third Round, TIC Dyn/Overton/Middleton just scraped through to the next round after beating Ingleton 4-2 after extra time.

The game could have gone either way and after 90 minutes the game was still all to play for as the teams could not be separated.

This brought extra time with penalties to follow if still a draw.

Both sides were determined to try and end the game in extra time and both tried their hardest with eventually the Dynamos coming out on top winning 4-2 in an excellent cup tie.

Robert Goldsborough (2), Craig Holme and Stuart Rushworth scored for the Dynamos, in reply Alex Hartley and Johnny Platten scored for Ingleton.

The biggest shock of the competition so far was the defeat of Premier Division Morecambe Royals by Division Two side Lancaster Rovers.

From the first whistle to the last Lancaster Rovers were in control of the game and it was with very much a team effort, they not only matched the Royals but played better controlled football.

The Royals fought hard but huffed and puffed but came up short especially in midfield where the contest was won. The first half was fairly even with both sides cancelling each other out although Lancaster had more chances the game was goalless at half time.

It was the same in the early stages of the second half with the Rovers enjoying most of the possession and nullifying the Royals threats.

The Rovers took a deserved lead on 65 minutes when Earl Suligowski struck a well placed shot low to keeper James Davies’ right hand side with the ball just squeezing past a surprised keeper and into the net.

The Rovers raised their game even further and pushed forward with more purpose and were now in the driving seat and scored a second goal through Jake Harrison to surprise the Royals into action.

The Royals at last responded well and took the game to the Rovers and got their reward when they moved the ball much quicker and with more purpose, it was no surprise when the Royals pulled one goal back when Adam Garnett scored from inside the penalty area.

The Royals almost snatched an equaliser when they broke up a Rovers attack and went at full speed into the Rovers penalty area and the shot again from Garnett looked to be heading for the back of the net, only for the keeper to block the shot turning the ball round for a corner.

The Royals were going all out for the equaliser and were unlucky when a shot hit an upright and went safe.

The Rovers always posed a threat going forward and scored again to make it 3-1 when Lee Brade hit a brilliant shot into the Royals net with Davies off his line.

With just five minutes remaining the Royals conceded another when Tom Staerk made it 4-1 to worthy winners Lancaster Rovers who in the quarter-final will be at home to another Premier Division side Tic Dyn/Overton/Middleton.

In the Baines Bagguley Penhale North Lancashire League Premier Division, the game between Bentham and Trimpell had everything but goals.

There were many goalmouth incidents, chances galore for both sides and both teams gave everything in their attempts to win the game, especially Bentham who are now in a relegation place.