COLNE made it four wins on the bounce in the North West Counties League Premier Division as they won 3-1 away at Congleton Town.

Simon Nangle gave the Reds the lead on 32 minutes and although Jack Hunter levelled for the home side just before the hour Steve Cunningham’s boys responded emphatically.

Joe Garvin put the visitors in front with 16 minutes to play and Andrew Tinker completed the scoring in the closing stages.

The result lifts Colne up to sixth above neighbours Nelson.

The Admirals suffered late heartache at the hands of league leaders Runcorn Linnets.

The Admirals are the only side to have beaten the runaway leaders in the league this season and were chasing a memorable double.

But they fell behind in the closing stages of the first half when Martin Crowder put the home side ahead.

Matty O’Neil levelled for Mark Fell’s men six minutes after the restart and it looked as though the points were going to be shared until Mark Houghton popped up with an 83rd minute winner to send most of the 327 spectators home happy.

Nelson are now eighth.

At the other end of the table, Barnoldswick Town remain in relegation trouble after being hit for six by Runcorn Town.

Luke Gibson gave Runcorn a 13th minute lead before Curtis Cummins doubled the advantage shortly before the half hour.

Five minutes later Martin Broderick halved the deficit for the home side who were still in the game until Paul Shanley’s 65th minute strike for the visitors Stewart Airdrie’s side then conceded three times in the final 18 minutes as Andrew Potter made it four from the penalty spot before Shanley and Cummins each notched their second of the afternoon to complete the scoring.

The defeat leaves Barlick in 20th – four points from safety but with two games in hand on AFC Blackpool who sit directly above them in the table.