AFC Stanground boss Rob Amos is predicting a surge up the Peterborough Premier Division table after his side delivered a near-perfect display last weekend.
The top-flight newcomers started Saturday bottom of the table, but finished it with four teams below them after an 8-1 demolition of fellow strugglers Leverington on Yaxley FC’s artificial surface.
Liam Whaley grabbed a hat-trick while Grant McClean (2), Josh Staggs, Tom Staggs and Sam Cross also hit the target.
Amos is certain the result will provide the spingboard for a huge leap up the table.
“It was an awesome display,” Amos enthused. “The only complaint I can have is that we didn’t score more goals. We were only 1-0 up at half-time, but in the second-half we started finishing our scoring chances.
“Obviously it was a great win,especially after the start to the season we’ve had, but we have played all the top teams and this was the first time I’d actually had a selection problem because every0ne was available.
“We played total football. Liam moved up from midfield to attack to get his hat-trick, while Grant McClean scored twice from left-back.
“I’ve never lost the faith. It took us a season to get used to Division One standard so it will be the same in the Premier Division.
“We like a challenge at Stanground though.”
Crowland have now slumped to the bottom of the table after crashing to a 7-2 defeat at Netherton for whom Dwayne Rankin scored twice.
Riverside are next to bottom after losing 9-2 at home to Holbeach Reserves.
Moulton Harrox continue to set the pace at the top as they maintained their perfect record with an eighth win in eight matches.
Joe Townsend, Tom Cardell and Benjamin Allen scored for Harrox in a 3-0 win over Thorney.
Top-flight top scorer Matt Heron took his goals tally to 15 with a hat-trick in Whittlesey Athletics’s 5-1 win at Langtoft.