A SECOND-HALF James Bateman hat-trick fired Daisy Hill to a come-from-behind 3-2 win against Prestwich Heys on Monday night.

Zack Dale struck twice in four first-half minutes to give the visitors a two-goal lead at the break.

But Bateman then stole the show with goals in the 49th, 60th and 70th minutes to seal a fine win that leaves them fourth in the North West Counties League First Division North.

The win saw them bounce back from Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Cleator Moor Celtic, Jake O’Brien on target as Callum Birdsall scored a hat-trick for the hosts.

Elsewhere in First Division North, Nathan Strong’s 88th-minute goal handed Atherton LR a 1-1 draw at bottom side Steeton on Saturday that means they are ninth.

On Saturday, Atherton host AFC Liverpool and Daisy Hill welcome Cleator Moor Celtic in a swift return fixture.

West Lancashire Premier Division high-fliers Tempest United are into the semi-finals of the Lancashire FA Amateur Shield thanks to a 2-0 win over Slyne-with-Hest.

Nathan Monson and Joel Shorthouse got the goals to ensure their passage to the last four.

There they will face St Helens who knocked out Turton on penalties after a dramatic 1-1 draw in their last-eight clash.

Osman Karacan got the Turton goal only for a last-minute equaliser to deny them, the visitors winning the shootout 3-2.

In Division One of the West Lancashire League, Stoneclough are second after a thumping 5-1 win against Ulverston Rangers, Jay Mannion scoring a hat-trick.

Adam Bullock and Kris Power were also among the scorers, meaning Stoneclough are three points behind leaders Lostock St Gerards having played two games more. 

Elsewhere, Eagley took local bragging rights on Saturday with a 2-1 win at home against Horwich St Mary’s.

It leaves the sides 11th and sixth respectively in the table with seven points separating them as things stand.

Two goals in five minutes from Bailey Wallace and A Thomas put the home side in command with Tim Raines then on target for Horwich 10 minutes before the break.

There was a shock in the Lancashire Amateur League Premier Division as struggling Little Lever shocked top-of-the-table Old Boltonians on Saturday. 

The visitors ripped up the form book with Jack Coop scoring twice and Billy Darcy, Josh Hill and Ryan Talbot also on target on Tower Street.

Matt McClellan and Leon Farrimond got the Old Bolts goals as they stayed top of the pile despite defeat.

Little Lever are 12th in the 14-team standings after their second league win of the season.

Elsewhere, Bolton Wyresdale’s game at home to Old Blackburnians and bottom side Thornleigh’s game against Mostonians were postponed.

In Division One, Blackrod Town and Horwich RMI were both without a game.

Fourth-placed Bolton County were 3-0 winners at Old Altrinchamians in the Manchester League Premier Division, while in Division One, Bolton Lads and Girls Club drew 1-1 at Wilmslow Albion. 

League leaders Bolton United were 2-0 victors at home to to AFC Monton in Division Two as Breightmet United, second from bottom, lost 5-1 at Rochdale Sacred Heart Reserves.