TOP Club kept their Bolton at Home Sunday Football League Division One title hopes alive with a crucial victory over leaders Farnworth United.

In the only game in the section to survive the weather, the Little Hulton men came back from 2-1 behind and facing a penalty to emerge comprehensive 5-2 winners.

Top Club knew if they lost the game any realistic chance of winning the league for the first time would be gone.

They took the lead in the first minute with an excellent finish by striker Adam Doyle after a great pass from Ryan Porter.

Farnworth equalised 10 minutes later when referee Dave Hodgkiss awarded them a free kick just outside the penalty area and Connor Hughes hit a superb shot that deflected off the top of the wall to wrong-foot the keeper.

Farnworth capitalised on a period of dominance when they took the lead on 35 minutes through Hughes's second.

And he had the chance to get a hat-trick five minutes later from the penalty spot, only to put his effort wide.

They were made to pay for it a minute before the break when Lewis Porter made no mistake with just the keeper to beat to put Top Club level.

The goal lifted Top Club as much as it deflated Farnworth, and five minutes into the second half the Little Hulton side took the lead when Doyle got his second of the match.

Manager Mark Statham's men were in charge and made their dominance pay 10 minutes later when an excellent finish from Travis Vaughn made it 4-2.

Doyle killed off any hope Farnworth had of getting back into the game when he completed his hat-trick two minutes from time after excellent work from Ryan Porter.

If they manage to win their games in hand Top Club will be only a point behind Farnworth.

In the only other game in the league to beat the weather, Westhoughton virtually secured second place in Division Two behind Barr Hill as they convincingly beat third-placed Deane 6-0.

Declan King scored four goals with Josh Pennington and Jake Hitchen getting the others.