SAUL Henderson made his mark after finally getting his first start for Northwich Victoria.

The 6ft 6in striker, a sub in five previous games since signing from Congleton Town last month, netted twice in a 3-1 home win against Barnoldswick Town in the Macron Challenge Cup first round at Wincham Park.

Henderson, who put the ball through the keeper's legs for the opener in the 17th minute and found the bottom corner for the third in the 85th minute, also played a part in Jamie Reed's 34th-minute effort in a man-of-the-match performance.

He was one of several changes to the side which disappointed at Squires Gate in midweek, with goalkeeper Danny Taberner returning after recovering from a groin injury.

Manager Steve Wilkes left assistant Steve Pickup in charge while away in America to visit his daughter.

But Wilkes Tweeted: "It's great to bounce back from Tuesday night with such a positive performance.

"Well done to the lads for putting Tuesday behind them."

Vics rarely looked in trouble and came close to another goal midway through the first half when a Ryan Winder cross was nodded on to his own post by a Barnoldswick defender.

The visitors did manage a consolation goal through frontman Richard Seear in the 89th minute.