Rimmy go nap as they go top of the table

Two goals: Gary Jackson
Two goals: Gary Jackson

Rimington won 5-1 at Oswaldtwistle on Saturday as the villagers climbed to the top of the East Lancashire League.

And with just nine games to go, they look favourites to regain the title.

They went ahead after eight minutes as Walsh played a one-two with Conti, who raced down the left, beating two men, before firing in a low, hard cross which was deflected in by a defender at the near post.

And when McLean played in Lloyd, he was brought down for a penalty, Lloyd making no mistake from the spot for 2-0.

Rimington extended their lead on 36 minutes asConti’s cross was spilled to the feet of Gary Jackson, who finished with ease.

After the break, McLean’s cross was met by Bagot, who beat two defenders to head home, before the hosts pulled one back.

With 10 minutes left, the locals rounded off the scoring as Robinson’s cross was flicked on by Drake and there was Jackson at the back post to make it 5-1.

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