A BRACE each for fit-again Sean Haslam and man of the match Mike Neary set Prestwich on their way to what proved to be a comfortable victory against local rivals Ainsworth on Saturday.

With Sam Holden strong in defence and keeper Mike Hudson imperious throughout, Prestwich were able to deliver only their second clean sheet of the season in the 6-0 win to climb to sixth place in Division One.

The hosts took the lead in the seventh minute when another returnee Andy Davison fed Neary.

Ainsworth hit the post and Prestwich’s Belgian debutante Quentin Jacob followed suit before David Prieto’s determination saw a loose ball fall for Haslam to finish on 25 minutes.

Ainsworth were largely chasing shadows as Prestwich continued to play some superb football and the visitors' frustratino began to show when they had a player dismissed for dissent before the break.

A confident Prestwich outfit overcame an initially scrappy start to the second period to make it 3-0 on 50 minutes when the outstanding Neary demonstrated his skill and strength to dispossess an opponent and leave several players in his wake before squaring to Haslam for another slick side foot finish.

Neary was again the provider just 12 minutes later, this time picking out Dave Thompson who calmly passed into the corner from 25 yards.

Neary got his just reward with a second of his own finishing off a delightful passing move started by the excellent Jacob before Thompson held the ball up well to slip Pietro in to complete the rout.