South Lakes men produced a superb performance to win 2-1 at Southport 2nd XI in Division Two North of the North West League and move up to ninth in the table.

In what was Lakes’ second win of the season, Alex Gaydon opened the scoring early in the first half, providing the finishing touch to a great run and assist from Adam Fraser and taking his total to four for the campaign, making him their current top scorer.

Southport fought back to level at 1-1 before half-time and the second half was very evenly matched and good goal scoring chances were created by both teams.

Returning goalkeeper Stuart Smith made some fine saves to keep Lakes in the game, while Tom Clements managed to stop two goal-bound shots that did beat him, but the Southport stopper was equally on form.

Nearing the end of the game, Lakes were rewarded with their second goal, as Anthony Salisbury found space in a packed Southport D and put the ball in the back of the net, scoring his first goal for the club.

In Division Two West of the North League, two late goals from Archie Dalzell completed a fantastic comeback from Windermere men’s 1st XI, as they came back from three goals down to draw 5-5 at home to leaders Brooklands MU 3rd XV.

The unbeaten Manchester side looked to have the result sealed but a stirring response by Mere ensured a dramatic draw.

Brooklands opened the scoring after three minutes but Josh Bellis then levelled after good work by man of the match Sam Whitehead, only for Brooklands to score again before half-time. The visitors then went 4-1 up before Will Dolman began the revival with a penalty corner drag flick.

However, when Brooklands bagged a fifth goal it really did look like game over until Whitehead won a penalty stroke, converted by Dolman, and a late brace from Dalzell goals dramatically drew things level.

Windermere women’s 1st XI moved up to second place and within one point of the top of the Premier Division of the Lancashire Central League after defeating Lancaster 2nd XI.

Both Mere Goals were scored by Kitty Carr - the first from a short corner worked by Raine Wickens and Chloe Balmer, and the second at the end of a driving run which she finished by rounding the Lancaster goalkeeper.

Lancaster pulled a goal back in the second-half but a series of good saves by goalkeeper Maisie Prescott prevented them from getting an equaliser.

Mere were given an extra boost when leaders Pendle Forest 2nd XI lost 4-1 at third-placed Southport.