Rampant Ambergate hit eight in latest victory

Ambergate returned to the top of the league with their best performance of the season after beating Willington Sports 8-1.

Despite missing eight players, there was confidence in their football from the start. Willington struggled to get close to Ambergate as chances were created one after another.

The deadlock was broken after 13 minutes. Josh Squires caused trouble in the Willington defence and the ball fell to Andy Stevenson, who tucked the ball away.

The second goal arrived five minutes later. Tom Aston got in down the right and released Squires who rifled the ball into the roof of the net.

Stevenson doubled his tally for the day with the goal of the game. Aston caused problems again, this time on the left, and set Stevenson up to strike first time into the top corner from 20 yards out.

The fourth came as on-loan winger Gary Conway scored on his debut. Squires raced into the corner to retrieve the ball, went past the left back and squared to Conway to tap in from a yard out.

The second half was exactly the same as the first as Ambergate scored another early goal through Squires and controlled the game.

Willington pulled a goal back after 63 minutes.

This did not stop Ambergate carrying on playing good football and they went on to score three goals in four minutes.

Josh Squires sealed his hat- trick with the first.

One minute later, Tom Aston cut in from the left across the box and freed Shaun Bestwick, who smashed the ball home.

The final goal came as Andy Stevenson sealed his hat-trick.

Substitute Grant Swift beat three players and chipped the ball over the defence to Stevenson, who struck low to score.