Ramsbottom 3 Atherton Colls 1: MIDFIELDER Dave Conlon and boss Alan Lord were sent off as Atherton Collieries were beaten in the North West Counties League First Division.

Conlon was dismissed in the 57th minute for an off-the-ball incident, with Lord sent from the dugout for dissent.

Ramsbottom had taken a 10th-minute lead through Michael Saunders, but Anthony Johnson equalised, after Ramsbottom keeper Mark Andrews parried Nicky Fisher's effort.

After Conlon's dismissal, Ramsbottom scored twice in the last 20 minutes through Matt Edgington and Keiron Fletcher.