A six-gun blast from the sharp shooters

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Lytham Ladies came back from behind to seal a 6-3 win at Mossley Hill which lifted them to third in North West Division Two.

Conceding after only five minutes focused Lytham minds and they gradually asserted their authority. Gilly Harrison and Amy Horrocks worked well in the midfield and they were soon 3-1 up thanks to goals from Gemma Trickett, Horrocks and Dani Bamber.

Mossley Hill fought back and tension rose as the score reached 4-3.

Lytham regrouped and sealed victory with a second from Trickett and a Sophia Crawshay strike.

Lytham Seconds rose to the occasion to earn a goalless draw away to leaders Springfields Seconds in the Lancashire Central Premier Division.

Lytham’s keeper Lydia Browne had to be on fine form, while Jenny Malings, Vicki Nickson and Hannah Hesketh all defended well.

A deflected shot by Fran Beeby was struck so firmly it cleared the fence and landed on the railway line.

Gilly Shields and Rachel Casey went close after the interval, while player of the match Lorna Leach put in some outstanding tackles.

Lytham were relieved to see a Springfields goal disallowed and another effort brilliantly saved on the line by Leach, but the draw was deserved.

Their second PC resulted in the ball finding the net, but was correctly disallowed by the umpires, leaving Lytham breathing a sigh of relief as the whistle blew for full time.

Lytham Thirds climbed out of the bottom two in division two with an excellent 3-1 win over Lancaster & Morecambe Seconds.

Fran Warren and Beth Everson created early chances, while Becky Evans was strong in her defensive midfield role.

Eliza Parr and Lily Chadwick ran strongly after the break as Wildish doubled the lead.

Lancaster pulled one back, though Warren and Chloe Fletcher were strong at the back.

Chadwick sealed the visitors’ fate with a spectacular reverse-stick chip.