Lymm 1-3 Knutsford

KNUTSFORD’S hopes of finishing first in the North West League’s top-flight had already been dashed by the time they arrived at Lymm on Sunday.

They at least put behind them the disappointment of losing at Wigan 24 hours earlier, and with a much-changed line-up.

The Black Knights dominated the opening half, and took the lead when Jonny Price converted brother Dave Price’s short corner.

A second goal arrived after the interval when Dave Price converted from the penalty spot after Gary Brown’s goal-bound attempt was blocked illegally.

And Knutsford did not have to wait long to increase their lead when Brown finished coolly after Simon Locke supplied an assist.

Lymm netted a consolation when a miss-hit crept past custodian Tom Wright after catching him out.

Wigan 5-3 Knutsford

A SLOW start to the second half cost Knutsford dearly during a trip to Wigan.

The teams had traded four goals in the first half, Dave Price scoring a penalty before Jonny Price steered in a second to cancel out the home team’s early opener.

However they restored parity from a short corner, the award of which earned Gary Brown a green card for dissent.

Wigan picked up where they had left off, scoring three times in quick succession after the interval to establish a lead they rarely looked likely to relinquish.

Attacking trio Jonny Price, Mat Hodge and Graeme Wolfenden attempted to reduce the deficit, but the Black Knights were wasteful until Tom Lewis found the net late on.

They complete the campaign when Bowdon thirds visit Westfield Drive this Saturday, push back 2.15pm.