A FIVE -star away performance saw Burscough cruise into the next round of the FA Trophy and set up an away tie with Marine.
The 5-1 demolition of Goole was done with a couple of key players missing, as fringe players took their opportunity to impress manager Derek Goulding.
Michael Jensen made his first start for the Linnets between the sticks, in place of Tim Horn who came off injured with a nasty ankle injury against Padiham in midweek.
Injured Niall Cummins also didn't travel to Yorkshire due to injury, but the return of Louis Mayers gave the Greens a boost going into the tie.
Burscough started brightly and stamped their mark on the game with a fast-paced and flowing passing game which was giving the Goole defence all manner of problems.
Neat work between Phil Quirk and Darren Brookfield saw the Linnets earn a corner in the second minute. Brookfield took the set piece but John Connolly was unable to convert the header.
In the 22nd minute Burscough took the lead. Liam Caddick beat the offside trap and continued his rich goalscoring form by placing the ball into the bottom corner and sending the Greens on their way.
Just eight minutes later the Linnets' lead was doubled.
Excellent work by John Connolly enabled him to place an inch perfect through ball to Mark Beesley.
The Burscough striker got one on one with the Goole stopper and there was only ever going to be one winner as Beesley drove the ball into the bottom corner.
Moments before half time the Goole goalkeeper was picking the ball out of his net for a third time and the game was arguably over. Jordan Willams took down a long ball with a calm touch before controlling and smashing the ball past the hosts' keeper.
The second half was very much played in the same vein as the first, with Burscough keeping the home team under the cosh and not allowing the Vikings to get any sort of foothold in the game.
The Linnets' midfield continued their excellent work by orchestrating some breath-taking attacking moves and keeping the home defence constantly on the ropes and preventing any sort of counter attack.
The introduction of Louis Mayers and Luke Robinson on the 70 minute mark reaped instant rewards for Derek Goulding. Within seconds of coming on Robinson was brought down in the Goole penalty area after a clever run. Fellow substitute Mayers stepped up and dispatched the spot kick emphatically to give the visitors a four goal lead.
The only bad moment for the Greens took place in the 77th minute. The referee blew for a penalty after a Greens defender was judged to have handled the ball. Chris Ovington converted the penalty by bravely shooting down the middle and taking away the visitors' chance of a clean sheet.
Goole's miserable afternoon was capped off five minutes later when Burscough earned themselves a free kick.
Darren Brookfield took responsibility of the set piece from 20 yards and curled the ball into the top corner, well beyond the reach of the home team's goalkeeper.
Burscough are back in league action on Tuesday night when they travel to Rockferry team Cammell Lairds, before entertaining Harrogate Railway Athletic on Saturday.
Star man: John Connolly
Burscough team: Jensen, Comozzi, Quirk, Dodd, Duff, Tyson (Clarke), Brookfield, Connolly, Beesley (Robinson), Caddick (Mayers), J Williams. Unused subs: Roberts