North Lancashire League: Win over Rovers sees Caton keep up perfect start

Caton United. North Lancashire League Premier Division champions 2014-2015.
Caton United. North Lancashire League Premier Division champions 2014-2015.
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Baines Bagguley Penhale North Lancashire and District Football League Premier Division leaders Caton United were made to work to keep up their 100 per cent record on Saturday.

The defending champions remain the only side in the top three divisions with a perfect start after a 3-1 win at Lancaster Rovers.

Leading scorer Nathan Jackson got Caton on their way with Guy Spence and 17-year-old Callum Connerton also on target.

The goal of the game cam from Rovers’ Jake Harrison.

Second placed Cartmel and District came through a tough test of their own with a 4-1 win at Bowerham as Matthew Burrows hit a hat-trick.

Bowerham had defended valiantly before Steven Porter opened the scoring on 20 minutes as he headed home a cross from the impressive Carl Airey.

Bowerham came into things and hit the post and bar as they looked to get back into the game with the equaliser coming five minutes after the interval, Luke Foxcroft firing in a free-kick from distance.

The next goal was always going to be vital and it was Burrows who got it on 77 minutes to put Cartmel back in front.

The Cumbrians then hit the bar themselves as they looked for the killer goal and it came eight minutes from time with Burrows getting his second from close range.

Two minutes later Burrows completed his hat-trick, heading home another Airey cross from three yards out.

Third in the table Carnforth Rangers are returning to something like their best and were 4-0 winners at home to Storeys on Saturday.

Youngster Cameron Holmes scored a fine hat-trick with Damien Murphy also on target.

Ingleton got the better of a seven-goal thriller at Marsh United on Saturday, winning 4-3.

In a end-to-end game that could have gone either way Tom Geary, Liam Beaton and Wayne Beswick scored for Marsh with Dan Tryer, with, two and Aaron Woodhouse scoring for Ingleton who had the excellent Alex Hartley to thank for getting the winner.

Newly-promoted Mayfield United may have been bottom of the table with only one goal to their name ahead of Saturday but they turned on the style against Bentham with a 5-2 win.

Rikki Ball scored a hat-trick with Simon Smith and Scott Moore also on target for the hosts.

Jordan Carter-Brown and Sheldon Doyle scored for Bentham.

In Division One leaders Westgate Wanderers and Boys Club both won, the former 5-4 at Cartmel and District Reserves and the latter 6-3 at home to Kirkby Lonsdale.