RUNCORN LINNETS maintained their excellent start to life in the North West Counties League despite conceding their first goal of the campaign when Steve Wynne fired Daisy Hill in front from the penalty spot.
Dave Thompson levelled on the stroke of half-time before Paul Scott hammered home the winner 20 minutes from time to preserve Linnets' 100% record.
Fellow newcomers Bootle however went down 2-1 despite Andy Olsen giving the home side a 25th-minute lead against New Mills, who equalised through Jimmy Persechino before Stuart McGill fired home the cruel winner four minutes from time.
St Helens Town are still searching for their first league victory of the season after losing by the odd goal in three at Salford City, Kevin Hannon netting for the Saints.
Ashton Town are also still looking for their first three points of the campaign after stumbling to a 3-0 reverse at Chadderton while near neighbours
Athletic were also on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline, Blackpool Mechanics being the victors.
No such problems for Nantwich Town who moved into fourth spot in the table following a 3-1 success over Ramsbottom United, a first-half brace from Andy Kinsey with a third from Danny Griggs after the break proving crucial.
Winsford United and Castleton Gabriels slugged out a 1-1 draw after Rob Hopley had given United an early lead while Formby's home clash with Newcastle Town was postponed due to an unfit playing surface.