Second-half strikes sink Garstang FC

Garstang FC manager Lee Baker saw his side beaten on Saturday
Garstang FC manager Lee Baker saw his side beaten on Saturday

Garstang FC were unable to follow up their midweek demolition of Crooklands Casuals when they were beaten 3-0 by Blackpool Wren Rovers at the weekend.

Despite Saturday’s showers throughout the county, only two games were postponed in the West Lancashire League Premier Division.

Wrens adapted to the conditions better and came away with all three points as well as top spot in the table following Longridge Town’s 3-0 home defeat against Euxton Villa.

They went on the attack from the start with Garstang struggling to establish their best form.

Chris Glynn opened the scoring for Wrens on 16 minutes, punishing the home side for some poor defending.

Garstang tried to get back in the match and thought they’d equalised on 32 minutes only for the goal to be disallowed for a foul on the keeper as they trailed 1-0 at the half-time interval.

They went into the second half knowing that one goal would get them back into the game.

As the match wore on, the weather continued to influence how the match was being played with further goals looking unlikely.

That was until Wrens’ top scorer, Gary Pett, put the defending champions 2-0 up with 12 minutes remaining and effectively sealed three points.

There was still time for Rovers to rub further salt into Garstang’s wounds as Danny Morris netted a third goal two minutes into added time to record their seventh victory in nine matches.