LOSTOCK Gralam sent their promotion rivals a clear message on Saturday by recording their eighth consecutive victory.
The fourth-placed Grey Lambs smashed nine past bottom of the league Broadheath Central and are now just six points behind leaders Golborne with a game in hand.
Manager Neil Bithell said: “We have banned the word ‘promotion’ but we have got to go for it now. We have done very well.
“All the teams at the top have still got to play each other so hopefully we can take advantage.”
Anto Palmer hit a hat-trick, Liam Sharples scored a brace while Nadgy Khirat, Mike Butters, Gaz Barry and Dom Johnson completed the 9-0 verdict.
Lostock host Monk on Saturday (3pm).
Barnton were without a game in Division One at the weekend. The Townfield Lane strugglers continue their uphill battle against the drop takes them to second-placed Club AZ (3pm) this Saturday.