1874 NORTHWICH made a winning start to their tenure at Barnton when they brushed aside visitors Padiham on Saturday.

Goals in the first-half from Jake Parker and Scott McGowan sandwiched a stunning strike by James Dean for the Storks.

There was little to choose between the teams during the second-half until substitute Harry Cain fired low past goalkeeper Matthew Holmes to make it 3-1.

He was replaced immediately as a precaution after aggravating a slight injury and replacement Lee Knight curled in an eye-catching fourth goal against his former club.

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