Burrows sets leaders on way to another win

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Charnock Richard are sitting pretty at the top of the West Lancashire Premier Division after picking up yet another three points.

Charnock battle hard at Longridge before running out 3-0 winners with goals from David Burrows, Andy Roberts and Danial Hogg.

In the early stages, the dangerous Rick Coar broke free for Longridge to have an early chance, but just before he pulled the trigger, Liam Hayton slid in and made an excellent tackle.

On four minutes, Charnock took the lead when smart work from Roberts in midfield saw Burrows pick up the ball.

He cut across the area and slammed home under the sprawling body of the Longridge keeper.

Burrows and Carl Grimshaw had further chances for Charnock before the break but failed to find the back of the net.

The second half was a much livelier affair, with Damian Dashti a menace down the right-hand side.

He produced an excellent cross to find Roberts who showed excellent technique to head the ball diving forward into the back of the net with help from the post.

Danny Nolan was then introduced and instantly made an impact by sending Tom Burrows through, but the latter shot wide.

Nolan was now the architect in all of Charnock attacks and it was his ball which sent through Hogg, who easily finished to grab his first goal for the club and seal all three points.

n Coppull United are starting to find form and enjoyed an excellent 3-1 victory at Slyne with Hest on Saturday.

Greg Brickell, looking sharper than ever, gave Coppull the lead on five minutes.

Coppull dominated the first half, having 72% possession, and their dominance showed as the impressive Nathan Fairhurst bent an excellent free-kick into the net to make it 2-0.

Slyne hit back with a goal, but Brickell grabbed his second and Coppull’s third to seal an excellent three points.

n Euxton Villa drew 3-3 in a battling draw at Fulwood

Amateurs.

Villa had plenty of chances in the opening half with Jordan Horner and Mark Swift missing efforts.

But it was Fulwood who opened the scoring in a cruel manner.

Jonty MacDonald hit a shot goalbound which took a wicked deflection, leaving Adam Caunce no chance.

Villa hit back through Dan Morris header five minutes into the second half.

But Villa soon found themselves 3-1 down after yet more poor defending.

Braithwaite was left unmarked at the near post and then McElhone scored with a tame effort.

The excellent Byron Andrew, arguably Euxton’s best player this season, pulled a goal back.

And then his dangerous free-kick caused yet more mayhem, and Sam Bolton slammed the ball home to seal a deserved point, but still leaving Euxton ruing their missed chances.