THE Motormen maintained their 100% start to the season at Rivacre Park last night with their third win in three.

Carl Macauley's men - now up to fourth in the table - are the only Conference North side to have tasted victory in all their games so far.

Blyth arrived at Rivacre Park with a 100% record of their own to protect having won their first three fixtures without conceding a goal. But they had no answer to in-form Vauxhall.

Club chairman Alan Bartlam said: ' It was a tremendous team performance against a very good side.

'It's been a superb start to the season.' The first period was an even affair but, as half time approached, the hosts lost striker Lee Furlong to injury after he was on the receiving end of two crude challenges.

Furlong - who was taken to hospital suffering from a suspected cracked rib - was replaced by Karl O'Donnell for the second half.

The Motormen went ahead in the 50th minute, Anthony Wright converting after a strong run down the right by Brian Moogan.

Seven minutes later, the hosts made it 2-0 when Mike Garrity released O'Donnell down the right and the sub beat Blyth keeper Adam Bartlett with a first-time screamer.

With the points in the bag, Motors keeper Sean Lake produced a superb save to deny Anthony Lowther 15 minutes from time.

VAUXHALL: Lake, Moogan, Dames, Williams, McNulty, Griffiths, Garrity, Furlong (O'Donnell 46), Wright (Field 75), Whittaker, Lawless. Subs: Duffy, Martindale, Dittmer. Attendance: 180.

* The Motormen entertain Hinckley United on Saturday and are away to Lancaster City on Monday. Both matches kick-off at 3pm.