South Lakes men were involved in a thriller after their home game against Fylde 2nd XI survived the freezing weather, as they went down to a narrow 4-3 defeat in Division Two North of the North West League.

In what was an end-to-end game, Fylde scored an early goal which was quickly cancelled out by Patrick Morris-Eyton, who squeezed the ball through the goalkeeper’s legs from close range following a fine pass from Lee Storey.

Fylde took the lead again though after a succession of short corners, but in almost a repeated move, Morris-Eyton found the second equalizer for Lakes (and his fourth of the season) by finding a gap between the ‘keeper’s pads yet again.

South Lakes looked to have the better percentage of the pressure leading into half-time but a breakaway goal from Fylde right before the whistle saw them go into half-time 3-2 ahead.

Lakes were rewarded for their second-half pressure with another equalising goal, as Anthony Salisbury finished an excellent team move to score for the third game in a row.

Fylde got a second wind and scored the final blow following another string of short corners that the Lakes’ defence was unable to survive.

South Lakes women’s match against Carlisle in Division Three North West of the North League was postponed despite the pitch at Ulverston Leisure Centre appearing to be playable.

Windermere men’s 1st XI are up to sixth in Division Two West of the North League after Adam Whitehead scored twice in their 5-2 win against the previously undefeated Crewe Vagrants.

Jake Sorrenson’s opener was quickly cancelled out, before Adam Whitehead restored Mere’s lead. However, a Crewe short corner right on half-time morphed into a successful penalty stroke after a foot block on the line.

A super Will Dolman drag flick gave Windermere the lead for a third time soon after the restart and Sam Whitehead’s goal provided breathing space.

Crewe then piled on the pressure, but Mere’s defence held and the result was then sealed when Sam Whitehead broke away, dodged his way through before passing to his older brother, Adam, who gleefully finished with a sliding reverse stick strike.

Windermere men’s 2nd XI were pegged back by a strong fightback by Kendal 2nd XI, as they had to settle for a 3-3 draw in Division Four North North of the North West League.

A hat-trick from Isaac Ravenhill put Mere 3-0 up at half-time against their unbeaten opponents, who stormed back through two short corner goals before finding a late equaliser.