Burscough manager Paul Bowes was pleased with his side’s win over Runcorn Town.
Nathan Salisbury’s effort inside 10 minutes was enough to see of the relegation-threatened side as Linnets reaffirmed their top five credentials.
It brought down the curtain for their home clashes for the season and for the Burscough boss, he has his sight firmly set on utilising home advantage.
Up next for the West Lancashire side is a trip to Northwich Victoria, a previously unhappy hunting ground for Bowes.
He told Off The Park: “Could been [more] but I’m happy with a 1-0. I’ve been saying to the lads all season, we never ever win 1-0, we only win two, three, 4-0 or 2-2, 3-3 or we get beat 2-1, 3-1. We never go and see a game out, that’s only our second 1-0 all season so I’m quite happy with it.
“Professional really, we limited their chances, a brilliant goal from Nathan Salisbury, his weak foot from 20-yards curling into the top corner. Sums him up, I’ve been raving about him since Christmas.
“Him and Joe Mason have been brilliant, they’re going places but as a squad, it was professional, to go one ahead and keep the ball, Runcorn had a surge at the end but they never troubled us in the end.
“We’ve done well, we’ve made it a tough place to come. The only time where I’ve thought we struggled was through January. Other than that I think everyone knows Burscough are a top six side now.
“Going into next year, people are going to know it’ll be hard to come and play on our pitch, next season if we can improve our home form and where we’ve picked up draws turn them into wins and losses into draws, we can make a fortress and go further up the league.
“That’s going to be a hard one. Last time we played there when I was the assistant, we got beat 6-0. I haven’t got good memories playing there but we played well at home against them, got a result, I’m hoping we can put a good performance on. We’re hoping to go there and do well.”