CAMMELL Lairds deservedly took the points in this derby match at a wet and windy Victoria Park.
Lairds took an early lead when Joe Evans crossed for Craig Cairns to fire home at the near post after five minutes.
Lairds then had a number of chances with O'Brien, Cairns and Evans all being guilty of missing good chances.
Burscough were limited to long range efforts with Williams going closest on 39 minutes.
The home team got a break following a poor clearance from Dysart, which Lundon moved on but only for a free-kick from just outside the box to be awarded.
From the free kick Short’s effort was fumbled by Lairds keeper Langley and rolled into the net.
Burscough started quickly after the break and on 48 minutes Williams hit a shot into the bottom left corner to put the home side ahead.
That though was as good as it got for the Linnets as Lairds bounced back and following an O'Brien effort, Ritchie Foulkes took advantage of poor defending and a lucky deflection off Cairns to fire home the equaliser on 63 minutes.
Substitute Danny Smith went close for the home team on 80 minutes with a curling effort but on 88 minutes there was good work on the left by Jamie Henders with his cross finding Cairns with a tap in at the far post.