Liam Hope’s hat-trick, stormed Brentwood Town to a 7-0 drubbing against Staines Town to equal the biggest victory of the season in the Ryman Premier at the Brentwood Arena against Staines Town.
Hope’s hat-trick came with two from the spot and his third late in the second half.
New striker Jamie Guy added another two goals to his account with four goals in three games.
A goal for both Brentwood’s centre backs Ryan O’Rawe and Captain Martyn Stokes completed the goal rout.
The first real opportunity for either side came half hour in as Leon Fisher cut the ball into Liam Hope whose shot on the turn was blocked by Jack Turner in the Staines goal.
Brentwood took the lead from the resulting attack as Mitch Hahn’s deep corner was headed back across goal by Hope and came off the bar, to be poked in by Guy.
The referee awarded the home side a penalty four minutes later for dangerous play with a high foot by the Staines defender inside the box.
Hope stepped up for ‘The Blues’ to double their lead as he sent the keeper the wrong way, as his shot from the spot went in off the post.
In the second half, just before the hour mark Guy did some good hold up play by the corner flag, took on his man and his low cross caused captain Joe O’Cearuill to bring down the on-running Hope, as the referee pointed straight to the spot.
Hope stepped up for his second spot kick and fired it in despite a strong hand from Jack Turner.
Mitch Hahn’s long throw was used to good effect as the Staines defence switched off and Guy received the ball jinked inside the box, got his shot off which deflected in.
Hahn’s arrowed throw was used again as Ryan O’Rawe got the slightest of touches to evade the on rushing Turner, for Brentwood’s fifth.
Brentwood continued to go forward and grabbed a sixth as captain Martyn Stokes got in on the action as he flicked home a glancing header at the far post.
Hope got his deserved hat-trick with four minutes to go as Shad Ngandu’s long range shot was blocked into the path of Hope to slot into the bottom left corner.
Ngandu almost made it eight as substitute Jordan Holdsworth burst down the left and squared it to the unmarked Ngandu who cut back inside and bent his shot which came back off the post, as Brentwood strolled to three points.
Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Martyn Guest, 2 Ritchie Jones, 3 Andrew Freeman, 4 Nicky Symons, 5 Martyn Stokes, 6 Ryan O’ Rawe, 7 Shad Ngandu, 8 Mitch Hahn, 9 Liam Hope, 10 Jamie Guy (76), 11 Leon Fisher (70)
Substitutes: 12 Daryl Robson, 14 Jordan Holdworth (76), 15 Joshua Banton, 16 Robbie Rees (70), 17 Leon Gordon (76)
Staines Town: 1 Jack Turner, 2 Erivaldo Felix, 3 Jack Bennett, 4 Jeremy Boakye (40), 5 Michael Gough, 6 Joe O’Cearuill, 7 Luke Wanadio, 8 Ashley Lodge, 9 Pat Cox, 10 Aaron Okuleye (40), 11 Michael Kalu
Substitutes: 12 Jack Hutchinson (40), 13 Harry Churchill, 14 Ahmed Abdulla (40), 15 Prince M’bengui, 16 Callum McAllister