FAIRFORD Town manager Gareth Davies believes his side are back to their best after they picked up an emphatic 11-0 win over Woodstock Town.

Seven days earlier, Davies was left disappointed as his troops had to settle for a point following a 1-1 draw with Shrivenham.

That wasn’t the case this week, though, as Ryan Stanners netted four goals, while Jason Milhench also chipped in with a hat-trick.

Matt Boucher, Nathan Blackford and Sam Mepham completed the scoring as the hosts took another stride towards the Hellenic League Division One title.

“We’ve given the players a target to win as many games as they can. We would like to win every game from now until the end of the season,” said Davies.

“Over the last couple of weeks, we haven’t been at our best. We need to put some results together and to be fair, I think they did very well on Saturday.

“Last week, we didn’t take our chances when we got them but this weekend, we did thatt very well.”

The Fairford boss was also glad to see Stanners, who has joined from Premier Division side Higworth Town, get off the mark with an impressive four-goal haul.

“He’s been a bit unlucky in the last few weeks. Being sent off last week didn’t help but I thought he was absolutely outstanding,” added Davies.

“He’s played at a good level of football and you could see that. Two of his goals were superb.”

The win means Fairford are now 12 points ahead of their nearest rivals, Hook Norton, who have two games in hand.

Elsewhere, it was a good day for Purton as they were 4-0 winners over North Leigh to make them unbeaten in eight.

Shrivenham also collected all three points in a 4-0 win over Milton United thanks to two goals each from Lance Lewis and Kias Bonner-Shea.

New College were unable to follow up Monday’s 5-1 win over Milton United as they lost 2-0 at home to Letcombe.