Carnforth crash out of cup

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IN the Lancashire Football Association Amateur Cup fourth round, Carnforth Rangers travelled to play Southport Amateurs, last season’s runners-up.

Carnforth had the better of the first half and creating some good chances but were thwarted by some good goalkeeping. With a bit more luck they could have turned round with at least a 3-0 lead.

The second half was played mainly in Carnforth’s half as Southport Amateurs were the better side.

With just 10 minutes remaining, Southport had a chance to win the game but missed the penalty they were awarded.

After 90 minutes the game remained goalless and the penalty shoot out proved costly to Carnforth as they lost 4-3.

In the other all-local tie, it was congratulations to College AFC, who knocked out Highgrove, one of the favourites to lift the trophy.

Top scorer Rikki Ball did score for Highgrove just before half-time but it was not enough as College replied with a second half equalising goal to send the tie to penalties.

The more experienced Highgrove succumbed to the pressure as College won 4-3 and will now travel to play Preston Wanderers for a place in the semi-final.

See The Visitor (15-11-11) for full story.