AFTER a stop-start past month in which they’ve had three games fall victim to the weather, Barnoldswick Town were finally able to enjoy a fruitful outing on Saturday in Ben Hall’s first fixture since returning to the dugout.

A Jack Foster brace ensured that Barlick secured their place in the Macron Cup 3rd Round following a convincing 4-0 win at Shelley, while George Chmiel and Gareth Hill also found themselves on the scoresheet.

It was only the second time Town have played a competitive fixture in the past four weeks, but it was the perfect introduction for both Hall and Craig Bradshaw, with the pair of them overseeing the first team once again after ten years away from the club.

Following a quiet first half where chances were few and far between, Barlick turned on the heat after the interval to score four goals in 20 second half minutes.

Chmiel broke the deadlock five minutes after the break, hitting a powerful strike beyond the reach of Shelley’s stopper, and Hill with his 10th goal of the season, then made it two.

Foster then latched on to a Ryan Moore pass to make it three, before he added his second of the game on minute 70 to seal a comfortable 4-0 victory for the visitors.

Up next for Barnoldswick is a home fixture against Squires Gate on Saturday, and it will give the chance to the new management team to oversee their first league fixture since their return to the club.