Bagot brace helps keep Rimington in the hunt

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Having had to wait four weeks to recover from the defeat to Settle, Rimington maintained their challenge for the league title with a hard-fought victory.

Rimington took just 11 minutes to open the scoring, Bagot latching onto Lloyd’s ball over the centre half to race away, round the keeper and finish.

The second goal arrived on the hour, Sargeson found Bagot and his clever flick left Conti racing clear and he coolly slotted past the keeper. It wasn’t long before the game was sealed, Hickling doing great work on the left and his cross to the near post was finished off by Sargeson for 3-0.

Sargeson clipped in a delightful cross on 70 minutes, and Bagot made no mistake with his head to grab his second of the match. Walsh was given a well-deserved rest, Eddie Drake coming onto the right with Sargeson moving inside, and the youngster looked very assured, showing some good touches and keeping possession for his team. Sargeson was at it again though, this time Bagot was unable to convert another excellent cross.

With 15 remaining, Collinge went on a weaving run, beating men before curling a great left foot shot past the keeper only to see it hit the crossbar. Bagot was replaced by the returning Blackburn, and he played in Hickling only for the diminutive midfielder to fire wide, and the same pair combined to give Blackburn his first sight of goal but he fired over. He had the last chance of the game too when Tootle fed him, but his effort was to tame to trouble the keeper.

Terry Braithwaite said: “We had a game plan and the lads stuck to the task well, credit to Feni they worked hard for an hour and made it difficult for us, but I thought the work-rate of my guys was excellent, and Sargeson showed his class. All we can do is keep winning and hope that is enough to take us to where we want to be at the end of the season.”

This weekend sees the reverse fixture, kick off at 2-15pm.