Five-goal victory puts Motormen in the top 10

THE Motormen moved back in to the top 10 in the Premier Division and kept themselves on track for a top six finish after their 5-0 home victory over Sleaford Town on Saturday.

After suffering two disappointments with defeat away at Holbeach last weekend and then the no show from Mursley United in midweek for the Buckingham Charity Cup semi-final, United were looking to play themselves back into form.

With Ben Foster returning to Woodford after regaining his scoring form at United and Darren Frost not available United were a bit low on attacking options.

Goal-scoring midfielder Johnathan Crockett and new- signing Lewis Hamilton filled the gaps and another new-signing Justin Dowling dropped in to Crockett’s normal central midfield role.

United took only nine minutes before Nicky Bailie cut in from the right and smashed his shot high into the corner to give United the lead.

Hamilton marked his debut with a goal after good link up play with Bailie mid-way through the first half.

United looked strong at the back with Marcel Simpson and Neil Stacey at the heart supported by Ricky Hill and Ross Irvine.

The Motormen took their foot off the gas a little and Sleaford had a couple of good chances to pull goals back but Lee Farrow in the United goal was a match for anything they could fire at him.

United put the game out of Sleaford’s reach when Neil Stacy fired his free-kick past the Sleaford keeper from 25 yards out.

Three-nil up at half-time United came out for the second half hungry for more goals and the fourth came when Will Briscoe centred the ball to Hamilton and his second goal of the game went off his shin into the far corner of the net.

At four-nil manager Darran Foster had a chance to rest key players and Ian Waldock, Crockett and Hill were replaced with three 18-year olds who are showing they could make it at this grade.

Josh Bellamy and Dominick Hunt have been regulars on the bench for United with Liam Cope also making some impressive displays when coming of the bench.

Hunt was in to the action early and with a delightful chip with the outside of his boot set Hamilton through on goal for what should have been his hat-trick but he fired his shot straight at the keeper.

With four minutes to go Will Briscoe picked up the ball and weaved his way past three Sleaford players before sliding the ball into the net for United’s fifth and his 14th goal of the season. Next United will face Holbeach at Communications Park.