Dynamic duo please Longridge Town boss

Brad Carsley found the net for Longridge Town against Lostock St Gerards on Saturday
Brad Carsley found the net for Longridge Town against Lostock St Gerards on Saturday

Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft hailed skipper George Melling and striker Brad Carsley following last weekend’s 2-1 defeat of Lostock St Gerards.

Town claimed another three points despite not being scheduled to play.

They had been due to play Southport Hesketh but that match was postponed with Southport in cup action.

However, Town instead met Lostock and secured victory the hard way.

“George has done it again for us today,” Ashcroft said.

“He picked up a groin injury last week at CMB and, as we had no fixture scheduled for today, was looking at two weeks’ rest to get it right.

“However, with us then having to play this game, and with us being a bit short of bodies for one reason or another, he’s turned up and done what he always does which is give 100 per cent and lead by example. He’s hurting right now but he’s done his job and it’s another three points.

“ We can’t play well every week and win 4 or 5-0, as much as I’d like us to, but it’s important that when we struggle to get going a bit we still manage to get the three points.

“I was pleased for Brad up front today, as he used to play for them, and they changed their side around to man mark him.

“He kept his cool early on as they tried to wind him up a little and got his reward with a great goal to win it for us.

“All we can do is keep winning and let other teams worry about us, certainly not the other way around.”

With Blackpool Wren Rovers winning at Fulwood, the victory over Lostock kept Town two points clear at the top of the West Lancashire League Premier Division.

This Saturday sees them welcome Crooklands Casuals to the Mike Riding Ground as they look to continue their winning run before travelling to Wren Rovers in the next round of the LFA Shield seven days later.