HIS team may have hit double figures in front of goal in the Swindon & District League at the weekend, but Nalgo Sports Club boss Jimmy Horwood reckons they could have had even more.

Nalgo belied their slow start to the Premier Division season when they played host to bottom side The Regent, romping to a first win of the campaign – and in some style too as they triumphed 13-0.

Finn Wilkinson led the way with a fine four-goal haul and Luke Murphy also netted a hat-trick.

Dominic Swann struck twice and there were singles for Danny Horwood, James Relen and Nick Crisp, with Nalgo’s 13 completed by an own goal.

After picking up just two points from their previous five fixtures, manager Horwood was thrilled to see his team get a maiden victory under their belt at the weekend, and hopes they can kick on up the league table now.

“We could have scored even more goals, to be honest,” said Horwood.

“I even brought myself on for the last half-an-hour to try and score. I think I annoyed most of the team doing that.

“You can look at a 13-0 scoreline and think the opposition must have been poor but I actually think it was a case of all of our lads playing really well.

“When you’re 7-0 or 8-0 up, it is easy to take your foot off the gas. We kept going as we wanted to really hit our stride and get the confidence flowing.

“Every team is capable of beating everyone else this season. In the past, there have been teams who have run away with it, whereas it is wide open this season.

“I think that’s really good, although we dropped some silly points at the start of the season, so we are playing catch-up a bit.

“Hopefully we can build on this win and have a good season.”

Ruby Removals climbed to the top of the table at the weekend following a 5-2 victory away at Highworth Town Development.

The capitalised on a 3-2 defeat for previous leaders Paragon on the road at Sportz Central.

A 2-0 win for the Globe at home to Blunsdon means they sit third, just two points behind taple-topping Ruby.

In Division One, Swindon Centurians continue to set the pace and made it five wins from six games with a narrow 1-0 victory at Lower Stratton.

The chasing three teams are only two points behind Centurians, with Priory Vale at the head of those on goal difference following a dominant 7-0 success at home to North Swindon.

Bassett Bulldogs sit third after their 4-0 victory away at Moredon.

Chiseldon are the fourth side to show they are early title contenders and were 4-2 winners at home to Swindon AFC last weekend.

At the bottom, FC Abbeymeads remain on just one point this season after going down 4-2 at Marlborough Town Reserves.

Finally, Spectrum edged to a narrow 2-1 success on their trip to Down Ampney.