MALMESBURY Victoria claimed their sixth win in a row after an 8-0 drubbing of fellow Wiltshire side Pewsey Vale in Hellenic League Division One West on Saturday.

The Vics found themselves five goals to the good at half-time after efforts from Alfie Moxam and Ant Packer were added to by a Shane Bumphrey brace and the first of an Andy Baker hat-trick.

Baker scored twice more in the second period to complete his treble, while 18-year-old Moxam netted again too.

Malmesbury have now scored 27 goals in four games while only tasting defeat once since mid-November.

Boss Josh Langley said his side actually had to weather an early barrage of Pewsey pressure, but after their initial flurry of punches failed to land a blow, his side set about picking their opponents apart.

He said: “Pewsey actually started the better in the first 15 minutes – they didn’t create anything, but they were on top.

“We weathered that storm, knuckled down and then once we got that first goal, we played through them and created as many chances as we could, so it was good.”

Langley admitted that while they were confident of another win on Saturday, he could never have dreamed of such a scoreline against a side that he believes are full of ability.

The manager was almost at a loss for words in his post-match interview and could only pin their success on their clinical edge in front of goal.

He said: “Obviously, we’ve beaten Tytherington and New College by those kinds of scorelines before, but I expected the scoreline against Pewsey to be a lot smaller.

“A team like Pewsey – who are a very good team – you never think you’ll score eight against them, but we’re just in good form in front of goal at the moment, which is very good.”

And despite scoring eight for the second game in a row, the defensive resolve showed by his back-line was the most pleasing aspect of the win for Langley.

He said: “We always try to go out there, win and keep a clean sheet, so that was probably the most pleasing thing.

“To win by eight goals and keep a clean sheet while our centre half gets two – and he’s only 18 – is absolutely brilliant.

“Our back four were superb. They just let the attackers do their job and they never gave Pewsey anything.”

New College were without a fixture in Division One West at the weekend.

Meanwhile in the Premier Division, Shrivenham were 2-0 winners at home to Holmer Green.

Ryan Stanners gave Shrivvy an early lead before Antonio Gerrish made the points safe in the second half.

Royal Wootton Bassett Town were beaten 2-1 at home by Wantage Town, while Fairford Town were without a fixture.