BICKERSTAFFE’S first team travelled to Wigan to play Scholes to maintain their top of the table position.
However, they did not get off to a good start.
Inside 30 seconds centre-back Begley gave away a penalty which was converted.
Bickerstaffe equalised soon after through Cox.
The West Lancashire side began to take control of the game and further goals from Rimmer (2) and Owen gave them a very healthy 4-1 lead.
Bickerstaffe’s Carter found himself red-carded following an incident with the Scholes keeper and the referee, which Scholes took advantage of scoring the final goal in the game to make it 4-2.
A glance at the league table shows other teams have games in hand so Bickerstaffe need to win all of their remaining fixtures to stand a chance of finishing winners.