TWO teams at the wrong end of Northgate Vehicle Hire Division Three met at Blaugate as Ormskirk Plough drew 3-3 with Wigan Rovers Res.
The home side drew first blood in the 10th minute when Steve Kirwin fired home. The match was fairly one sided as Plough played some good football but sadly their finishing was poor as Kirwin and his colleagues missed a number of easy chances. The best falling to Callum Kirkby.
The second period saw Plough make it 2-0 as substitute Ash Brennan crossed beautifully for Kirwin to convert. The home side were well on their way to a first win when Brenan made it three on the hour. Rovers though had other ideas and on 75 minutes Adam Morgan fired in an unstoppable 30 yard free kick to put his team on the score sheet. Within minutes it was 3-2 as slack marking let in Pat Conroy to score an easy goal. Plough hit back with Kirkby hitting the bar and Kirwin after rounding the keeper put his shot wide of an empty net.
Plough now had to hold on and keeper John Robinson was performing heroics but even he could stop the equalisers once again poor defending gave Callum Mawdsley a scrappy goal but they all count.
Leaders Hurlston Hall saw off Abram 5-1 with a couple of goals from Rob Knowles, Billinge Community drew 2-2 with Old Hawardonians while Gidlow Athletic Res drew 4-4 with Ormskirk Res with Matt Simm netting twice for the home side. Ince Central Res drew 1-1 with Atherton George as Mike Rasburn’s effort was cancelled out by Eddie Speakman. Atherleigh Athletic beat Cart and Horses 3-1 with Christian Grundy getting two of them.
Gidlow Athletic caused a surprise with a 1-0 win at high flying Leigh Rangers.
KEIRON Taylor struck a hat-trick as Wigan Cosmos came away from bottom club Horwich St Mary’s with a 4-1 win.
Carl Jones added the other Cosmos goal and Shaun Neary replied for St Mary’s.
Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Halsall moved to the top of the division after beating Golborne Parkside 6-2.
An Alex Grysedale hat-trick, a brace from Dave Mawdsley and goal from Daryl Carter-Noone made-up Halsall’s total with Paul roe scoring for Golbourne.
In Division Two, Hindley Green Spinners moved to the top on goal-difference from A.Morris FC following a 12-5 win against St Cuthbert’s Reserves.
Mark Gibson was the star hitting sven goals for the Spinners.
Previous eladers, Ince United, lost for the first time as A.Morris FC beat them 2-1. Craig Naylor put A. Morris ahead only for Tom Woodcock to equalise for Ince Utd. The game was close but Naylor settled the issue with a well-taken free kick to score his second goal.
Leigh Genesis Res led 3-0 against The Derby but the The Derby pulled it back to 3-3.
Leigh again went ahead but a last gasp goal from mike Atherton gave The Derby a share of the points at 4-4.
Orwell visited St Helens rovers and won 2-1 with Jordan patten and Adam Prior giving them a 2-0 lead at thwe interval.
The Saints rallied and Dan Oakes reduced the arrears but Orwell hung on.
In Division One Alan Deluce helped himself to four goals as AFC Leigh won 6-0 against Aspull Res.
Ashurst moved to the top of Division Three thanks to an 99th-minute strike from Steve Storey which gave his side a 1-0 victory at Standish Panthers.