South Lancs Counties football
The Premier Division’s bottom club are Bryn Park after going down 8-2 against Orwell.
Shaun Leyland struck twice for Bryn Park but hat-tricks by Neil Rigby and Craig Wooton with further strikes from Mark Cunliffe and Lee Sherrington gave Orwell all three points.
Leigh Genesis beat leaders Halsall 5-4.
A first minute goal from Matt Jackson gave Leigh the lead but Dan Viqueras equalised.
However, a goal from Chad White and a second Jackson goal gave the visitors a 3-1 advantage at the break.
Ben Proud and John Carter replied for Halsall to make it 3-3 and White scored again to make it 4-3 to Genesis.
Alex Grysedale equalised but White’s hat-trick gave Leigh the win.
Highfield Grange are just one point behind leaders Halsall after a 4-1 win against Academy Sports.
Martin Meehan scored a brace with Joe Hull and Jamie Harrison on target for Highfield Grange.
Tom Eccles had earlier brought the score to 2-1 for Academy Sports.
In Division Two, A Morris FC retain their five-point lead at the top despite being held to a 3-3 draw by St Cuthbert’s.
A Morris took the lead but then found themselves twice behind before equalising late in the game.
Craig Naylor with a brace and Tom Clarkin scored for A Morris with Mike Hair (2), and Jamie Dallimore on target for St Cuthbert’s.
St George moved into second spot after winning 6-2 against chequer Lane.
Adam Howend struck a hat-trick for St George.
Ince United drop to third place after twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Mitch FC.
Dale Roby and Dean Parkinson scored for Ince United. Mitch FC moved off the bottom of the table with this point.
Standish Park Rangers were 6-2 winners against St Helens Rovers with Ant Coppenhall and Jack Nolan each scoring a brace and Scot Innes and Craig Bate also on target.
Oliver Kirk and Dan Oakes replied for the Saints.
In a thrilling contest, Parklands inflicted the first defeat of the season to Lancashire Ice by 5-4.
The Ice took the lead against lowly Parklands with a Greg Harrison strike.
Adam Riley and Jitin Patel scored to put Parklands in front but by the interval Ash Rimmer, Mark King and Carl Osman had given ice a 4-2 lead.
In the second period, Danny Davies and a brace from Andy Stalman gave Parklands a shock win. Leaders Up Holland beat second-placed Whitley 2-1.
Matt Gaskell and Shaun Atkinson scored for Up Holland with Simon Glover scoring for Whitley.
Orrell Athletic came from behind to beat St Cuthbert’s 3-2.
Dave Glynn and Steve Seddon scored for St Cuthbert’s but Luke Bradburn, Andy Horton and an own goal made up Orrell’s tally. Aspull Res won 3-2 against Radley.
Tom Green hit a brace to put Aspull 2-0 up and goals by Jonathan Cahill and Martin prendergast tied the score until a late penalty from Joe Woodcock won the match for Aspull Res.
AFC Leigh beat bottom club Olympic Athletic 4-1 with Rob Kendrick, Kyle Giles, Mike Hughes and Danny Payne on target. Craig Nelson replied for Olympic Athletic.
Division Three’s Lower Ince won their first league match of the season after coming from behind to beat Standish Panthers 2-1.
Dean Bold put the Panthers ahead but second half goals from Rick Sherples and Ant Whitton gave Lower Ince the points.
Wargrave Rovers kept their good run going with a 7-3 win at Billinge.
Luke Twist (pen), Sam Fitzimmons and Jack Gill scored for Billinge with Ant Harrison, 3, Dean Croughton, 2, Keiron Doyle and Gary Charnley on target for Wargrave.
Lowton Latics just got the better of Leigh Rovers 3-2.
Andy Hughes put Lowton ahead with Thomas Wheeler equalising before the break.