CHARNOCK Richard FC sit in third in the Hallmark Security League First Division after picking up their first home win of the season.

Carl Grimshaw bagged a brace for the Mossie Park side and Sam Parkinson was also on target.

They are on the road to Bacup Borough on tonight at 8pm and then travel to Whickham for their FA Vase first round qualifying tie on Sunday.

Elsewhere in the West Lancashire League, Euxton Villa upset unbeaten Longridge Town 3-0.

Manager Mark McDonnell believes the win ranks as one of his “best ever” in charge of the club.

He said: “It has been a massive week for the club as we had an injury to our keeper Sean Gibbs so I brought in Liam Higginbotham, who has played at the likes of Mossley and Glossop before.

“He made some great saves and then (defender) Rob Williams is a local lad and has been up the football pyramid and they both were fantastic.”

Connor Gronback, Rob Walker and Mike Galliers were on target for McDonnell’s side against Longridge.

McDonnell added: “The wins have put us in a good position heading into the cup this weekend (Lancashire Amateur Shield against Denton), then we face Blackpool Wren Rovers in our last home game next Saturday.

Earlier in the week, another goal by Galliers and a strike by Greg Johnstone helped Villa to a 2-1 win against Fulwood Amateurs.

Meanwhile, Coppull United suffered their sixth league defeat as they went down 5-1 to Tempest United. Adam Pitstock grabbed the consolation goal for the Springfield Road side.

It has been a week to forget for the club as they also went down 3-0 to Longridge Town in midweek.

In Division Two, Austin Waddecar helped Croston Sports Club earn a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Walney Island and in the process maintain top spot in the league.

Leyland United kept hot on their heels with a 4-1 win against Garstang Reserves.

Two goals by Ryan Salmon along with other strikes by Nathan Parish and Kevin Houghton helped them to all three points.