VAUXHALL moved up to third place in the UniBond Premier last night after completing their first league double of the season beating Burscough 3-2 for a second time.
In a pulsating roller coaster of a match the lead changed hands three times.
Vauxhall made the perfect start, taking the lead after just five minutes when Terry Fearns tucked away a penalty following a handball in the area.
But the lead was short lived as the Linnets hit straight back through Lee McEvilly.
Burscough then took the lead on 33 minutes when the unmarked Ray Birch headed beyond Chris Holmes from a Steve Leahey cross.
The Motormen struck back six minutes later when Fearns played in Nicky Young in front of goal and the home side almost went ahead on the stroke of half-time after Matt Haddrell's header came back of the the woodwork.
After the break Vauxhall moved up a gear and Fearns struck a post with a fierce left foot volley as the home side began to turn the screw.
The Motormen finally moved back in front after 71 minutes when Haddrell headed the ball through to Fearns who cut inside before firing just inside the post for his 20th of the season.
Vauxhall manager Alvin McDonald said: 'This was an excellent game. Burscough played very well, especially in the first-half. I was more than happy to go into the break level, but in the second-half we were different class.
'If someone had said at the start of the season that by early December we'd be third in the table and in the third round of the Trophy I would have put it down to wishful thinking.'
VAUXHALL: Holmes, Rigby, McDermott, Brazier, Haddrell, Lynch, Nesbitt, Lawton, Fearns, Young, Wright.
* Vauxhall have two games in the Manchester area over the next week. On Saturday they visit Droylesden in the UniBond Premier before taking on Altrincham in their final League Cup group match on Tuesday.