SOUTH Lakes men fell to a damaging defeat in Division Two North of the North West League as they lost 1-0 at home to Formby 3rd XI to leave them staring relegation in the face.

The result has left a seven-point gap between the two teams in the table and with just two games of the season left, there is now no way for Lakes to bridge it.

They have their final home match of the campaign on Saturday when fifth-placed Preston 4th XI are the visitors to Ulverston Leisure Centre.

South Lakes ladies suffered their heaviest defeat of the season as they were crushed 10-1 on their own patch by unstoppable leaders University of Liverpool in Division Three North West of the North League.

It was Lakes’ second defeat in a row and they were little match for a side who have now won all 17 of their matches this season, scoring 121 goals in the process.

Lakes have now dropped to sixth in the table behind Lancaster University and they have a tough task in their last home game of the season against Liverpool Sefton 3rd XI this weekend.

Windermere men’s 1st XI were up against Crewe Vagrants in Division Two West and put up a good fight against the team third in the table, despite losing 5-3.

However, they conceded two goals before getting into their own stride and looked to be on a downward slide until Will Dolman pulled a goal back and it was game on.

Ravenhill equalised with a goal at the back post and Crewe began to wobble as half-time approached.

A renewed home side quickly went two up again after the restart but Mere came back at them with a fine goal by Sam Whitehead and then pushed high in search of a fourth and possible share of the points. Sadly, Crewe caught Mere on the break to seal the points.

Windermere ladies’ 1st XI endured the full force of Storm Jorge and lost by a single goal in their Central Lancashire Premier Division game at Lytham St Annes 2nd XI.

Mere bombarded Lytham for most of the match but could not get the ball past an inspired home goalkeeper and eventually succumbed to a goal that even surprised the home side.

The men’s 2nd XI went down to a 3-1 defeat against leaders Kendal 2nd XI in Division Four North North of the North West League despite taking an early lead through Elliot Kirby.

Kendal equalised when Mere failed to execute a quick free-hit and then took a 2-1 half-time lead from a penalty corner as Mere struggled to clear their lines before a midfield mix-up then gifted the hosts a third goal in the second half.