BILLINGE came back from Warrington on Saturday with the three points after an excellent 1-0 victory over Eagle Sports.

On a sun-drenched day - and in front of a large crowd - The Storks were dominant for most of the game.

Manager Wayne Wardle had asked the players for "a win" and they answered him in emphatic fashion; and on another day the scoreline could have been more as strikers Rob Lamont and Richie Allen failed to take the half-chances that fell their way as Eagle - undefeated in nine before the day - were up against the ropes.

The best chance came as the half-ended when Allen had a great chance to open the scoring.

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After being fouled just outside the box Liam Bott's free-kick arrived at his feet but the fan's favourite fired wide of the post.

There was still time for Eagle to have their best chance of the half but Ed Burnham headed wide with just The Storks keeper Gianni Gkiata standing in his way.

Eagle started the second-half with a succession of corners but the Billinge defence dealt with it and had the first chance of the period when Allen went close on 52 minutes.

The same player was then caught offside after a great move and on 64 minutes no Stork could get on the end of a clever header back across the box from Zak Riley.

However, on 77 minutes Billinge were ahead.

Lamont - who was excellent throughout - latched onto a defensive mix-up and prodded the ball home.

Five minutes later The Storks had the chance to double their lead when from the same move both Allen and Liam Bott had great chances to score.

It was not to be but Billinge saw out the final minutes for a well-earned and much needed victory.

After the game Wardle was full of praise for his charges saying: "Since Christmas we have looked a decent team but have let ourselves down with a couple of results - especially last week's defeat.

"But we bounced back superbly today.

"This is a really tough place to come to - and Eagle are in great form - but we silenced their fans, the lads won their personal battles and we thoroughly deserved the three points."

On Saturday Billinge travel to Whaley Bridge Athletic.