What could have been a rather tricky Derby Taverners Sunday Football League fixture turned into anything but as FC Heanor beat Royal Crown on a hard pitch at the Racecourse Ground in Derby.
FC Heanor raced into a 4-0 lead in the first half without really getting out of breath, thanks to goals from Nathan Poyser, a Brace from Eric Woodall and a penalty calmly slotted away by Stephen Guilor.
The pick of the goals was Woodall’s second as his 6’3” frame rose like a salmon to head home after a wonderful cross from Ash Hargreaves.
Royal Crown could not cope with with skill and class of FC Heanor, who are chasing the title this year.
In the second half, Nick Man and Jay West added to the tally to make it a very comfortable 6-0 win.
Manager Nick Milne was happy with the result, even though it was agreed the whole team was not really tested.
FC Heanor goalkeeper Kyle Hart Houseman was only called into action a couple of times.
However, he dealt with it superbly to keep another clean sheet. Man of the match went to Ben Donohue, who was played out of position but did a brilliant job in conjunction with Carl Robshaw, James Poyser and Matthew Crews at the back.