AFTER last week’s disappointing 2-2 draw, Pilks were back on track with a convincing 4-1 win over Bacup with captain Luke Sephton scoring a stunning hat-trick.

The breakthrough came on four minutes from the half when Phil Marsh dispatched a free kick directly into the Bacup goal.

The second half saw Pilks take complete control of the game and demonstrate that most elusive skill of finishing chances.

In the 69th minute, after good work from Ben Maddocks, Sephton unleashed a shot from 25 yards that found the net unopposed.

Sephton struck his second of the game after fine work by Danny Greene ended with a left foot shot from 25 yards that went in off the post.

Sephton completed his amazing hat-trick with another right foot finish into the top corner with minutes on the clock.

The last say on this game went to Bacup’s Anthony Hall who fired a direct free kick into the roof of the Pilkington net on 95 minutes.

A strong second half from Pilks with some excellent team-work and clinical finishing from Sephton secured the points.

Team: Patrick McLoughlin, Nathan Moore, George Atkinson, Ben Maddocks, Miguel Gillam, Dominic Whelan, Daniel Greene, Luke Sephton (c), Phil Marsh Callum Laird, Taylor Prescott Subs: Paul Meadows, Liam Dodd, Karl Elias, Jack Davies

Attendance: 61