ST Helens Town saw off Daisy Hill 4-2 after using the strong wind in the first half which saw them go three-nil up by the interval.

The visitors however did much better than the score line suggested and in fact, monopolised possession.

Nevertheless the game is about goals and Town got on their way in the 5th minute when Lewis Cain drilled home Danny Greene’s low cross from the right.

Tom Grimshaw made it two nil on 28 minutes with a superb strike from distance at a time when Daisy Hill were causing problems and Town survived a six yard scramble before O’Brien went narrowly wide for visitors.

Goal number three came in first half added time with Town on the counter attack and Greene fired a deflected effort from the edge of the Daisy Hill penalty box.

Now Town faced the win and good efforts from Farrington and O’Brien went close before Daisy Hill reduced the arrears on 57 minutes when a cross cum shot from the left dipped into the top corner.

A minute later Town’s Greene was denied when he lobbed ‘keeper Walker but the wind held the ball up and Fairhurst cleared.

The introduction of Diggle up front for Town enabled his side to retain more forward possession and run down the clock.

Things got very niggly in the closing minutes and Daisy Hill conceded a penalty when Diggle was felled in the box after cutting along the bye line. Lomax converted the award but seconds later was sent off for pulling back Kinsella on the edge of the Town penalty area and Jack Iley drilled home the resultant free kick.

Immediately following the final whistle tempers flared between the visitors and match officials and Daisy Hill’s Fairhurst received a red card.

Town are back at the Arcoframe Stadium, Ruskin Drive on Saturday (20 October, 3pm) as they host Cheadle Town in the 1st Round of the Macron Cup.