EUXTON Villa got back to winning ways after a 2-1 victory against Fulwood Amateurs last night.

Speaking to the Citizen before their tie against Fulwood, manager Mark McDonnell was keen to put their two game slump with defeats to Turton (5-3) and Crooklands Casuals (4-2) in recent matches.

On Saturday, there was a 0-0 stalemate with Vickerstown but they sit in third spot - three points off leaders Blackpool Wren Rovers.

McDonnell said: "It was a bit disappointing as after an even first 20 minutes, we dominated the second half.

"We worked hard and probably had two or three chances even one for Mike Galliers at the end as he beat three players and could not really trouble the keeper.

"I see it as two points dropped against Vickerstown.

"I thought our back four defended well after shipping goals in other goals.

"Alex Green was an 18-year-old midfielder and he did a great job.

"We face Fulwood Amateurs and Longridge this week and really need to get back to winning ways."

Elsewhere, Coppull United's recent resurgence in form has seen them move up to eighth with a 4-2 win against Hesketh Bank.

Scott Hendy broke the deadlock with only nine minutes on the clock,

They extended their lead with efforts by Danny Fishwick and Lewis Grimshaw (brace) but they weathered the storm to claim the victory.

Meanwhile, in Division Two, Croston Sports club hit Coppull United Reserves for six in a 6-2 win.

Austin Waddecar set the ball rolling with a first-half brace then Nathan Nickeas and Rick Wilson extended their tally to four before the interval.

Wilson claimed his second of the afternoon on the hour mark before Stewart Welch put the icing on the cake with 20 minutes remaining.

The win moved them up to second place in the table just being leaders Fulwood Amateurs Reserves.

Hot on their heels are Leyland United who are one place below them as goals by Ryan Salmon, Nathan Parish and Byron Andrews saw them overcome Hurst Green Reserves 3-2.