NELSON FC’s Youth Team gave themselves a three-point buffer at the top of the East Lancashire Youth Alliance with a 5-1 win over Great Harwood at Accrington and Rossendale College.

After being 3-0 up at the break, they went on to add two more in the second period before Great Harwood scored a consolation goal late on.

The sides are due to meet again this Sunday at Great Harwood.