West Lancashire League: United delighted as Oliver hits a double

Tom Bamber scored for Hurst Green Reserves

Tom Bamber scored for Hurst Green Reserves

First published in Sport

OLIVER Wood netted twice as in-form Burnley United crushed Vickerstown 5-3 to climb into the top half of the West Lancashire League Premier Division.

Joe Rodriguez, the younger brother of Southampton and England star Jay, also weighed in with Steve Riley and Brandon Barski as Burnley produced one of their most accomplished performances of the campaign.

Fleetwood Hesketh, in second place, were made to work hard for their win, though, before edging out bottom club Norcross and Warbreck 5-4.

Simon Hill scored twice for Hesketh with Jack McCluskey, David Brooks and Ben Jackson finding the net against the Fylde outfit. In Division One, Hurst Green bolstered third place with another super show on the road as first half goals from Thomas Bartlett and Danny Walker earned them a 2-0 success at Lytham Town.

Mill Hill St Peters were unable to build on last week's win over relegation rivals Ambleside United, going down 2-1 to Burscough Richmond with James Grubb scoring for Mill Hill.

BAC/EE Preston saw Thomas Mills score twice in a 3-2 win over Bolton County (Josh Morris, 2) Red-faced Todmorden Borough had a shocker, thrashed 9-0 at home by Division Two leaders Askam United as the Cumbrians ran riot. Jordan Rayner smashed a hat trick for the visitors.

There was also defeat for Haslingden St Marys, but by a narrower margin, as Andrew Warburton fired CMB to a 1-0 victory.

Leyland United, in third place, thrashed bottom club Barrow Wanderers 6-1.

In Division One Reserves, Burnley United fell to a 3-1 defeat at Coppull United, who saw Jeff Dalmeida (2) and Bruno Vasney find the target.

Lostock St Gerards (Paul Lakeland, Kirk Robinson) edged out Thornton Cleveleys 2-1 (Scott Harrison) Hurst Green are going great guns in Division Two Reserves, and they raced to another big win, beating Hesketh Bank 3-0 with the goals coming from Alex Young, Tom Bamber and and Zach Foley.

Neighbours Longridge Town had a day to forget in the WLFL Richardson Cup, as first half strikes from Daniel Morris (2) and Byron Andrew saw their interest in the competition ended in the second round at Euxton Villa.

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