County League

Southmead CS 1

Stonehouse Town 7

STONEHOUSE TOWN'S trip to lowly Southmead CS Athletic saw the title-challengers claim three points with a resounding 7-1 victory.

Joshua Patel gave Town a 20th minute lead, five minutes later Liam Gale scored to make it 2-0. In the 28th minute Alex Kibble scored from close range and then right-on half-time Patel scored his second for a 4-0 lead at the break. On 70 minutes, Gale netted from the penalty spot to make it 5-0.

Southmead pulled a goal back through Otis Francis on 78 minutes, then a double from Adam Philp on 80 and 88 minutes made the final score 7-1.

Third-place Stonehouse welcome Frampton United to Oldends Lane on Saturday, 2pm - Mat Blyhe's team are one place and four points ahead of Ian Soule's side, but the Magpies have three games in hand.