WEST LANCASHIRE LEAGUE: David Hanlon double lifts Turton
TURTON took all three points away at Mill Hill St Peters, winning 2-0 with both goals coming from Dave Hanlon.
After a poor first half performance the Edgworth men took a grip on the Division One game after being lucky to have gone into the break without conceding.
Skipper Matty Eckersley moved from central midfield to left wing back and linked up well with Hanlon who on another day could have had four or five goals.
Sam Holden also had a good game looking composed on the right side of the back three. Bolton County suffered a hangover from their fine 1-1 Hospital Cup draw with Castle Hill as they went down to a 2-0 defeat to Hawcoat Park.
After just 15 minutes, a contested decision saw Matthew Ormrod pick up a straight red card.
Hawcoat capitalised on the numerical advantage and were 2-0 up at half time.
County then had a goal disallowed and Liam Stewart missed a penalty.
Manager Henry Chapman said: “We had been feeling sorry for ourselves and the decision to send Matthew off was never a red card.
“In the second half we really put the pressure on but it was one of those days when we could not score.
“I was really impressed with new signing Nathan Heath. He is only 18 and turned down a contract at Cambridge because of the travelling.
“We have been able to support him with games and help him develop his raw talent. No wonder the likes of Cambridge want him.
“He has had one session with us and showed his talent on Saturday so we are really pleased to have signed him.”
County will be looking to dust themselves off when they take on local rivals Turton tonight at Thomasson Fold.
In Division Two, CMB produce a five-star performance to beat Barrow Wanderers 5-0.
They went 1-0 up thanks to a goal by Liam Carr and added four more after the break via Andrew Warburton, Chris Tonge, Chad Rothwell and Will Archer.