PRESTWICH moved up to fifth in the Lancashire Amateur League Premier Division following an amazing week of football, which saw the Heys Road side record two impressive wins.

On the back of three defeats in the opening weeks of the season, Prestwich entertained Failsworth Dynamos in midweek.

Craig Howarth’s men put in a stunning performance to get their first points of the campaign in a 5-0 win.

Goals from Anthony Roberts, Joe Kosub, a thunderbolt from Martin Hill and a brace from Ashley Hoolighan sealed the win as a rampant Prestwich swept aside the reigning champions.

Buoyed by that win, Prestwich then looked for a positive result from the visit of Old Mancunians on Saturday.

But finding themselves trailing 2-0 after an hour’s play, it was the visitors who looked most likely to take home the three points.

However, with 20 minutes to go, Darren Buckley surged forward from right-back, cut inside and neatly slotted home for a fine individual goal.

With momentum swinging in Prestwich’s favour, manager Howarth switched to a more attacking formation as Old Manc’s struggled to cope with the onslaught.

With 10 minutes to go, an Anthony Roberts shot was parried into the path of Mike Kirkley who reacted quickest to fire in the equaliser.

But with the visitors deflated and there for the taking, Prestwich continued to push for a deserved victory.

And that came with just four minutes remaining as Hoolighan smashed a loose ball through a crowd of defenders to complete an amazing turnaround and a stunning week for the team.

Prestwich, who entertained Radcliffe Boys FC in the League Cup last night, host Carnforth Rangers in the second round of the Lancashire Cup on Saturday, kick-off 2pm.