Eastcote 9 Maidenhead 0
Paddy Ashton scored four and James O'Shea bagged a hat-trick as Eastcote swept aside Maidenhead to move to within three points of top spot in the Middlesex, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Regional League.
The Boars hit a total of nine goals without reply against their mid-table opponents, taking full advantage of lead-ers Milton Keynes being without a game due to the weather for the second week running.
The landslide win also means Eastcote are now only seven goals worse off in terms of goal difference as they try to close the gap at the top.
The goals came thick and fast as the Boars opened up a 4-0 half-time lead, Ashton starting the scoring and then adding a second which will be a contender for goal of the season.
Adam Mulholland began the move with a trademark aerial pass out of defence and Ashton latched on to the bouncing ball and hit it first time into the roof of the net.
O'Shea then added a brace including a well worked goal from the right set up by Alex Stobbart and after the interval Ashton took his tally to four and O'Shea claimed his hat-trick, before skipper David Cooper got in on the action.
He and Ashton then combined on the left to set up Stobbart who completed the rout with a flick for the ninth goal.
Eastcote were never in danger at the back where veteran defender Jez Thomas was commanding and they will hope for more of the same away to lowly PHC Chiswick on Saturday.
The Twos won 4-1 at Southampton based Trojans with Chris Wardale scoring a hat-trick and Chris Baker also on target, while the Threes edged out Sonning 4-3 thanks to a last minute winner, having led 3-0. Mark Fitzgerald scored a hat-trick. The Simbas, Sixes and Seven all registered wins.
VETS ON SUNDAY the men's Vintage Over-50s side started their England Hockey Trophy campaign with a narrow win over Old Becchemians, going through 4-2 on penalty strokes after Sarosh Talati and Lloyd Wood earned them a 2-2 draw.
Wanderers 3 Eastcote 4 TEENAGER Emily Reed and Claire Devereaux grabbed a brace apiece as Eastcote ladies came from 2-0 down to win 4-3 away to Wanderers in Battersea.
The visitors found themselves two-down after 15 minutes after two strokes of bad luck caught the defence off guard but Eastcote battled back to draw level before half-time.
A good move down the right ended with Devereaux taking on the keeper and finding the roof of the net and minutes later Eastcote were level when Devereaux linked up with promising 16-year-old Reed, who converted from close range.
The girls came out for the second half with ears ringing from coach Ozzie Pandor's stern words and before long Katy Brown played in Devereaux and she scored from a very tight angle off the left post to put Eastcote in front for the first time.
Eastcote had victory in sight but Wanderers won a short corner and a lucky deflection off a Reds stick drew them level, but the visitors battled really hard, earned a short corner of their own and Reed's strike left the keeper standing.
Lucy Todd and Claire Collins then came into their own as the Reds fought off Wanderers' final efforts in the remaining five minutes.
They will need to perform more convincingly when they host second placed Tulse Hill and Dulwich at 12noon on Saturday.
Elsewhere, the Twos kept up the pressure on Hampstead and Westminster with a 2-1 win over Hendon with goals from Fi Chandler and Meg Williams.
Roz Claxton and Sophie Castle kept the Threes on top of the table with a 2-0 win over Bahl and the Fours enjoyed a huge win over Ashford, winning 7-0 with goals from Sue Windsor (4) and youngster Anna Tebbs (3).
The Fives made it a clean sweep for the ladies teams with a 2-0 win over Chiswick thanks to Celia Mitchell (2). COLTS The girls U14s A defeated Maiden-head 4-2 after Olivia Simmons, Lucy Allen (2) and Annabel Field found the net.
MIXED On Sunday the mixed team, who reached the semi-finals last year, began their national cup campaign with an easy passage into the second round when opponents Sonning cancelled.