TEMPEST produced their best performance of the season to destroy a decent Garstang side 5-0 in the West Lancashire League Premier Division.

Phil Hinks opened the scoring, latching on to a brilliant pass from John Crossland and after an interchange of passing between Warburton and Crossland the latter hit a fine shot into the corner.

Adam Wigley converted a fine pass from Carl Cover and the best goal of the game came five minutes before half time when Hinks hit an unstoppable 25 yarder into the corner.

The second half was an anti-climax with Hinks getting his hat-trick from the penalty spot after fine work from Warren Quinlan.

Blackrod Town suffered a surprise defeat when they went down 1-0 at home to bottom of the table Springfields.

Springfields have changed their players and manager in an effort to climb out of trouble and it paid off with this victory at mid-table Blackrod.

The decisive moment came when Blackrod's keeper was sent off two minutes before the break. Striker Andy Morris went in goal but Springfields converted the resulting penalty and ten-man Town could not find a breakthrough despite blitzing the Springfields goal.

Leading scorer Mark Height summed up Blackrod's day when he failed to convert five one on one chances. Central defender Lee Powell was man of the match.

Reserves won 2-1 away at Eagley in the Houston Cup. Both goals were penalties scored by Tony Horbury. They have now gone nine games without defeat.