BURSCOUGH Richmond went into this West Lancs First Division clash against what was unknown opposition.
But after 45 minutes they needn't have worried.
Hawcoat kicked the game off but it was Richmond who shocked the visitors with two goals in the first five minutes.
Goals came from Andy Caine the young midfielder finishing with vast composure and striker Mike Mason who left the away team's defence in his wake to score from an acute angle.
Hawcoat battled back and were awarded a penalty midway through the first half - centre half Taylor judged to have handled the ball by referee Mr.Lunt.
The penalty taker Dave Round totally missed his opportunity striking the ball wide of the mark.
With Richmond being two up it would be understandable to think that the hosts where having it all their own way, yet Hawcoat were playing some good football.
Scott Taylor atoned for his earlier error slamming the ball past the visitor's keeper Ward, a well flighted corner kick by midfield captain Lee McNabb, the ball fell into the big defender’s path after the away team defence failed to clear on the half hour mark.
Plenty more attacks by the home side making the game very interesting for the small but loyal Richmond support, they were rewarded with a second goal from Andy Caine on 45 minutes - the youngster firing the ball high into the net leaving the keeper stranded, that was number four and the visitors were feeling a little shell shocked.
Before half time it was Caine again who brought the best out of Ward, the keeper tipping the ball over the bar after an excellent strike.
Hawcoat’s manager rearranged his defence, moving three defenders to the back and it did have the desired effect for a fair portion of the half, the game ebbing and flowing but Richmond not looking like they might concede.
Moore in the Richmond goal wasn't troubled in the second half but did make a good stop with his feet when the away side broke through.
Lee Moreton was man of the match having moved to three different positions during the match.
It took to the 85th minute before Richmond broke the Hawcoat rearguard, winger Phil Simpson slammed the ball into the top corner of Ward's net bringing the Richmond bench to there feet in appreciation of a great strike.
The dying minutes saw Simpson take advantage of a Hawcoat defensive mix up, it left an empty net Simpson took aim and the winger made it a brace for himself and 6-0 to Richmond.