Rimington add league championship

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On the back of their West Riding County FA Challenge Cup victory, Rimington sealed a sixth-successive East Lancashire League title over the week.

A 2-0 win at Feniscowles was enough to secure a seventh title out of the last eight - a feat which may never be surpassed - before the villagers received the trophy after a 5-1 win against Langho.

At Feniscowles, Rimington took the lead on 25 minutes when Fagan dribbled forward from full back before slipping the ball to Walsh, who smashed a 30-yarder into the top corner.

And they sealed victory, and the title, after the break, as Leach came on to team up with McLean to slide the ball home to make it 2-0.

A 5-1 home win against local rivals Langho preceded the presentation of the league trophy, and the visiting keeper was in generous form.

He slid out of his area to intercept a through-ball, only to find Sargeson, who lofted it over the stranded defenders and in from 30 yards in the first minute.

Ten minutes later, Gawthorpe pressed a defender into a back pass, only for the keeper to slice his clearance and McLean was on hand to follow up for 2-0.

The 2 strikers combined in the 39th minute to make it 3-0, Lloyd playing in McLean, who calmly slotted in.

The game was over three minutes after the interval, Sargeson collecting the loose ball 20 yards out and driving into the bottom corner.

Lloyd got his customary goal when he played a one-two with McLean before firing into the roof of the net, his 31st league goal of the campaign.

Baygot had the final say as his 25-yard strike flew into the top corner, much to Kershaw’s disgust.

Boss Terry Braithwaite said: “Another league title is an amazing achievement.”