BARNOLDSWICK Town fell to a fourth consecutive defeat on Saturday, as play-off hopefuls Chadderton thrashed the visitors 6-1 in Oldham.

The result means that Barlick’s barren run continues and they now sit closer (16th) to the relegation zone than they do to the play-off places.

Despite their humbling defeat, they did break the deadlock seven minutes into the contest, when Andy Hill stepped up from the penalty spot to cooly dispatch his effort beyond the reach of Chadderton’s goalkeeper.

However, the hosts would soon be level with Barlick failing to deal with a long throw. The ball found its way to the back post and Connor Hughes was on hand to lash the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-1.

The home side could now sense a shift in momentum and 15 minutes later, they had the opportunity to go ahead after winning a penalty.

Up stepped Jordan Schofield to put Chadderton 2-1 in front.

After the interval it was one-way traffic and the hosts showed why they’re the team pushing for a play-off spot.

The third goal for the hosts came from Adam Dale, and what a strike it was. The inform midfielder collected the ball around 30 yards from goal, before unleashing a ferocious effort into the top corner of Barlick’s goal.

Wirth the clock ticking away, there was still time for three more goals from the home side, and it would be Kain Dean who got all three to claim an impressive 6-1 victory for his side.

Up next for Barlick is a home fixture against Litherland Remyca tomorrow evening, and they’ll be eager to get back to winning ways in this midtable clash.