LOSTOCK Gralam shook off a difficult build-up to secure their first points of the new Cheshire Football League Premier Division season with a 4-1 win at home against Daten in very wet conditions.

Injuries have depleted the squad, with three players sustaining broken bones in recent weeks – namely Jack Woolley (Knee), Louis Johnson (arm) and George Ward (leg).

And Danny Adjekum was not available following a red card in the previous Saturday's opening day 2-0 defeat against AFC Knowsley.

The bench featured 16-year-old local lad Harrison Kirwan.

The game was played in a great spirit and Brad West gave the Grey Lambs the lead with a low driven shot which nestled into the bottom corner.

Ryan Jackson doubled the advantage when he bamboozled Daten's wing back and unleashed a fine strike.

After the break Daten halved the deficit, catching Lostock off guard.

Tom Hassall restored the two goals cushion though with a well struck shot into the top corner, leaving their keeper with no chance.

Jackson completed the scoring when he made the keeper pay for a mistake, collecting a fumbled shot, rounding the stricken custodian and poking home his second of the game.

The matches come thick and fast. After hosting Congleton Town Reserves at The Park tonight Tuesday, Winstanley Warriors are the visitors on Saturday with a 2pm kick-off.

Lostock sit eighth in the table after the two games they have played.