UNITED dispelled the most worrying promotion doubt over the team on Saturday.
Scoring enough goals seemed to be their biggest problem, but the return of Mark Quinn to midfield, the acquisition of Rob Hopley and a few good results has put a lethal spring in their step.
They were good, but Chris Melia was a constant thorn in Cheadle's side and Nigel Booth was resolute at the back helping to keep a clean sheet, as important as goals in the pursuit of glory.
Yet it was United's Matt Conkie who was first in action, making a fingertip save.
But Blues wasted no more time in stating their attacking cause. In the fourth-minute Will Hurley's chip shot came back off the crossbar and they began to put together some fluid moves.
Melia was architect of the opening goal and Hopley was the finisher. Melia played an inch perfect through-ball and his new team mate took on goal-keeper Troy Whittle and side-footed the ball home.
Conkie was in action again in the 16th minute, turning a Lee Morris shot on to a post. The ball bounced to Arron Riley who cleared the ball when it was easier to score.
Having ridden their luck, the Blues increased their lead in the 35th minute when Quinn won the ball on the halfway line and threaded through a pass to
Hopley on the right. Beating his marker he took the ball to the byline and crossed for the improving Rob Hanley to blast home.
Winsford continued to press after the break and they went further ahead in 56 minutes. Quinn's corner was headed goal-ward by Melia and defender Keith Had-field handled the ball on the line. He was dismissed and Melia tucked home the spot-kick.
Paul McCormack scored within 30 seconds on his debut at Flixton - and did the same thing again.
He came on as a 69th minute substitute and the ball came to him 30 yards from goal. His shot was so hard it was all Whittle could do to help the ball into the net.
A vicious shot by Ian Stanton crashed off the crossbar and an 83rd minute shot by Quinn also scraped the paintwork as United revelled in their new-found sport of goal hunting.