BARNOLDSWICK Town are dangerously hovering over the relegation spot after losing their fourth North West Counties League Premier Division match in a row.

Endrit Shehu's men suffered a convincing 4-0 defeat on the road which in turn provided Longridge Town with their first win of the campaign.

Paul Turner was the man to start the scoring spree, nodding in well from Scott Harries' cross in the 10th minute.

Town would have doubled their lead if it was not for a superb goalline clearance by forward Alexander Grice.

Walker doubled his tally later in the first half to earn the man of the match award. The striker was played through by Owen Watkinson and slid under the onrushing James Catlow.

The assist maker turned goalscorer only minutes later when he converted Hyuga Tanner's well-timed pass.

The half time team talk could have been made even worse for Shehu if Walker had captured the match ball. Longridge's main player failed to put home a diving header from a few yards out.

In what was a much-improved second half, Barnoldswick were still disappointed to concede a fourth. Harries got on the scoresheet after rounding Catlow.

Town will have to go back to the drawing board after this performance with Burscough less than 48 hours away.