Rimington maintain push towards title

Action from Rimington's win at home to Feniscowles Picture: George Drake
Action from Rimington's win at home to Feniscowles Picture: George Drake

Rimington maintained their push towards the East Lancashire League title with a comfortable victory against Feniscowles.

They should have taken an early as Lloyd met a Sargeson corner but headed over.

Another corner was half-cleared to Sargeson, and his volley was arrowing towards the far corner when a defender managed to deflect it just wide.

On 20 minutes, another flag kick brought the opener as Lloyd headed back for Bagot to nod home.

The visitors rallied and Hickling bravely charged down a fierce drive from 25 yards, and then Conti sprinted down the left before shooting just past a post.

Hickling’s cross-field pass found Sargeson, who struck another volley just wide before Feniscowles had their best chance of the half as Kershaw brilliantly pushed a shot to his left, and then reacted quickly to beat a forward looking to force the ball home.

On 35 minutes, Sargeson reached the bye-line and pulled the ball back to Dinsdale, but the keeper made a smart save to keep him out.

Moments later, Conti was played in to coolly slot in for 2-0.

It was no surprise that another goal came before half-time, with Hickling’s inswinging corner met by Bagot to head in his second.

Feniscowles came out for the second half in determined fashion, but Bagot should have grabbed his hat-trick on 50 minutes, Lloyd heading a free kick to him, but he was unable to get the ball on target.

Rimington added a fourth when Sargeson cleverly found Hickling with a low corner, Hickling clipping it into Lloyd to volley home.

The visitors pulled one back from the spot after Kershaw clattered a forward, but Dan Blackburn almost extended the lead twice late on.

Boss Terry Braithwaite said: “Once we started playing with pace and tempo we looked good. All we can do is keep winning to keep us in with a chance of more silverware.”

Thanks to match sponsors J&M Timber.

Saturday sees a local derby at Langho, kick-off 2-15 p.m.