NWWRFL | Blackpool extend lead in Division One South

Photo Credit: Martin Perry

There was a significant shift in the Division One North title race as Blackpool emerged victors whilst Blackburn Community and Bury both dropped points.

Blackpool chalked up yet another win as they defeated Buscough 4-0 at Wyre Villa FC extending their winning run to four matches. Their lead at the top of the table extended to six points as Bury came from 2-0 down to earn a point against Blackburn Community.  Blackburn enjoyed an early two goal lead with goals through Laura Crompton and Lily Crompton. However Bury battled back as captain Lucy Golding curled a free kick in before Jade Bailley roofed home the equaliser.  Blackburn remain second whilst Bury remain in fourth.

Workington Reds played for the first time in 5 weeks and made up for lost time with a 5-2 win over Leigh RMI.  A brace each from Jessica Reynolds and Hayley Bracken along with another Hannah Green were enough to secure victory for the Reds lifting them to eighth place albeit with as many as six games in hand over sides in the division whilst Leigh remain in 10th place.

Just one game survived the weather in the Premier Division as Merseyrail secured their second league victory of the season with a 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic.  A Shelley James hat-trick secured a vital three points for Merseyrail moving them four points clear of the relegation zone. Wigan Athletic remain in 5th place, six points and three places ahead of Merseyrail who have three games in hand.

Just 38 minutes of football were played in Division One South as Chester hosted City of Liverpool at the Ellesmere Sports Park as the game was abandoned before half time.  Chester had raced into a 10 goal lead before two of City of Liverpool’s eight available players withdrew threw injury forcing the games abandonment.