GOLDEN boot Alan Coar smashed a quick-fire hat-trick as Hurst Green edged closer to the top flight with another Division One goal blitz.

Sam Hays, Thomas Bartlett and Oliver McLean (2) also weighed in as Hurst Green kept the pressure on leaders Lostock St Gerards with a thumping 7-1 victory over strugglers Ambleside United.

Gavin Edmunds and Dwain Gilmour were on the mark for Lostock, who edged past outfit Wyre Villa 2-1 to stay five points in front.

The Division One clash between Burnley United and Longridge Town fell victim to the weather.

But top dogs Charnock Richard remain out in front, and they are going to take some catching after another impressive win on the road.

Andy Roberts, David Fisher and Carl Grimshaw were on the mark in a routine 3-0 win at Thornton Cleveleys.

Tony Hesketh's Fulwood Amateurs continue to struggle at the wrong end of the table, and a 4-1 home reverse to Crooklands Casuals did little to help their cause in the bottom four.

Coppull United climbed into fifth place with Greg Brickell, Scott Hendry, Duncan McPhail and Martin Williams all finding the target in a 4-1 victory over Garstang.

Burnley United crashed 5-0 at Euxton Villa Reserves, as they remain rooted to the foot of the Division One Reserves table.

Hurst Green climbed to the top of East Lancs League Division Two Reserves as Ashley Brierley and Ryan Cattermole handed them the points in the title duel against Mill Hill St Peters.