Belper Town Reserves 11
Radford Reserves 1
Belper maintained their position at the top of the table as they thumped Radford in a one-sided game.
However, for a short period, the Nailers found themselves a goal behind as Radford opened the scoring straight from the kick off.
Belper were soon on level terms when new signing Tom Hayes had his shot blocked, but Ryan Baker was on hand to take advantage of the rebound to tap home.
Shortly after, Hayes was on target himself as he scored the first of his four goals during the game with a cheeky chip over the advancing ‘keeper.
A handball in the box gave an opportunity for Blake Owen to convert from the penalty spot, and he did so in confident style to the ‘keeper’s left.
A further goal apiece for Hayes and Owen took the Nailers into the break with a 5-1 advantage, and to add to Radford’s woes they were down to ten men following a second yellow card.
If the game wasn’t over at half-time, it certainly was within two minutes of the restart as Ben Gowing curled a right-footed shot into the corner of the net from just inside the box.
Before the game ended, Owen was able to complete his hat-trick, and there were further goals for Hayes and Gowing, before Kurt Dallison rounded off the scoring with a well-taken strike from the edge of the box.
There was more misery for Radford when a second player was shown his marching orders as frustration grew within their ranks.
Team: Smith, Crossley, Parkin (Barry 60), Holland (Wilson 65), Bailey, Crooks, Baker, Gowing, Owen, Hayes (Vickers 76), Dallison, Unused sub, Pywell