PRESTWICH FC’s first team secured promotion to the Lancashire Amateur League Division One with a 3-0 win at Bolton Ambassadors.

And it was a double success for the club at the weekend with the club’s Sunday team overcoming Cross Keys 2-0 to book their place in the Millennium Cup final at Ramsbottom United’s Riverside ground in May.

On Saturday, Lee Metcalfe’s team travelled to Bolton Ambassadors knowing three points would clinch promotion at the first time of asking.

Sean Haslam’s hooked ball over his shoulder in the 18th minute split the Bolton defence apart and strike partner Shaun Jackson sent a delicious lob over the advancing keeper from 20 yards into the back of the net.

Haslam’s powerful low finish just after the restart gave the visitors a cushion before skipper Matty Lott fired home from the edge of the area on the hour mark to make the game safe.

With three games remaining, including Saturday’s trip to Hesketh Casuals, Prestwich will now look to finish their first season in style as they aim to clinch the Division Two title.

Prestwich’s Sunday side proved too strong for Cross Keys in front of a large crowd at Heys Road.

Prestwich got their noses in front in the 13th minute when Jackson powered in a low shot at the second attempt.

Just before the break Prestwich doubled their lead as Haslam cut inside to the edge of the box before finishing supremely off the underside of the crossbar.

Chris Crookes blasted a couple of efforts over the bar before keeper Mike Hudson saved well at close range as Keys looked for a lifeline. The final takes place on Friday, May 7, kick off 6.30pm, against the winners of this weekend’s match between AFC Woolpack and Footballers Inn.

Prestwich Reserves took another step towards promotion with a 2-0 win at Hesketh Casuals on Saturday.

Matthew Gaskell’s two goals left Prestwich possibly needing one more win to seal their success.