Stonehouse Town leapfrogged rivals Shortwood United in the Hellenic League Division One West with an emphatic 8-1 victory over New College Swindon.

The Magpies led 6-0 at the break with Liam Gale scoring a hat-trick and Lloyd Gardiner adding a brace.

Luke Barstow, Andy Maryon and Robert Humphreys were also on target for Phil Orsborn’s men who jump up the table to sixth, a point ahead of Shortwood who have a game in hand.

Pics: Brian Rossiter.