Prestwich FC 7 Ainsworth 0

PRESTWICH shot to the summit of Division One following their rout of mid-table Ainsworth in the Lancashire Amateur Division One at Heys Road.

Having plundered 20 goals without reply from their last three league games, Lee Metcalfe’s men have completely turned around their goal difference on rivals Hesketh Casuals to plus 10 ahead of their top-of-the-table clash in two weeks.

Midfielder Tom Walsh fired in off a post after just 12 minutes to set the home side on their way with Danny Smith nipping in to round the keeper shortly after to double Prestwich’s advantage.

An excellent passing move out of defence was finished in style by Martin Hill as he collected Sean Haslam’s return pass just five minutes later.

Haslam himself made it four shortly after the break before new signing Joshua Taylor drove home his first for the club just after the hour.

Darren Buckley stole the ball off a defender to bring up Prestwich’s sixth with Lee Bushell bagging a rare headed goal with five minutes remaining to complete the scoring.

With Hesketh’s game falling foul of the wet weather, Prestwich moved into top spot, a point ahead of their Southport-based rivals going into Saturday’s clash with Bolton Wyresdale.

Prestwich Reserves suffered a late postponement following a failed midday pitch inspection at Bolton Ambassadors.

The A team continued their impressive run with a 3-1 win over Rossendale Amateurs D at Drinkwater Park.

Anthony Roberts, Paul McGovern and Paul O’Donnell found the Rossendale net to make it six straight wins for Craig Howarth’s men.

Prestwich Sunday team’s game at Duck Club was also a victim of the weather because of a waterlogged pitch. Duck Club will be the visitors on Sunday as the Millennium Cup takes centre stage with a place in the semi-finals at home to Lizzy FC up for grabs.