TWO second half penalties against Barnoldswick Town doomed them to a 3-0 defeat at Runcorn Town on Saturday. 
Two spot-kicks by Runcorn's Kieran Holsgrove and a first half strike from Dave Forbes saw the Cheshire side, who are seventh in the North West Counties League' Premier Division, seal victory against Barlick.
Barnoldswick had some early chances at the start, but Joe Noblet shot wide from just outside the box. Noblet also won the ball on the right and whipped in a cross to Ric Seear, who headed the ball at the keeper.
The keeper then had to be alert when Teal Amos attempted to lob the ball over him, only for it to be tipped over the bar.
At the other end, great defending by Shaun Airey saw him divert three clearance headers away from the Barlick goal.
Runcorn striker Forbes then calmly slotted a shot past Barlick keeper Jack Little in the 29th minute.
In the 32nd minute, Barnoldswick had a free-kick played across the box, but unfortunately no-one was able to get on the end of it.
Andy Hill then had a shot go just over the bar before Little was called into action and denied a goal-bound shot just before half-time.
With seven minutes gone in the second half, Barnoldswick earned a penalty but Seear's spot-kick went over the bar.
Seear then had another chance when he was one-on-one with the keeper, who managed to save it
In the 66th minute, keeper Little got closed down by the Runcorn striker. Little took him down, was shown a red card and Runcorn was awarded a penalty, which was converted by Holsgrove.
With Barlick down to 10 men, Airey created another chance but his free header went over the bar.
An error by Amos then saw Barlick defender George Skocki take down Runcorn's striker.
Holsgrove converted the ensuing penalty in the 87th minute to give Runcorn a 3-0 win.
Barnoldswick manager Endrit Shehu said: "We need to stop gifting games away and finish teams off. The workrate and the quality are there, we just need to to put the ball in the net.
"Looking at the bigger picture, things are looking good and I know we will start winning games. It's just matter of time."