CIRENCESTER Town's Premier Division status looks all but doomed after the Centurions were thrashed 6-2 at King's Lynn this afternoon.

Matty Williams gave the visitors a shock led after just three minutes, but the Linnets hit back in emphatic fashion.

A brace from Joe Francis was added to by Matt Nolan as the hosts turned their one-goal deficit into a 3-1 half time lead.

There was more misery for Ciren after the break, Nolan completing his brace before Francis sealed his hat-trick.

Steve Robertson clawed a goal back for the visitors with a little over 20 minutes to play, but a stoppage time penalty from Danny Bloomfield sealed the rout.

In the Hellenic League Premier Division, Highworth Town beat AFC Wallingford 2-1, while Fairford Town were crushed 4-1 at home by Carterton.

Swindon sides endured a dreadful afternoon in Division One West.

Purton were hammered 5-0 at home by Old Woodstock Town, while Wootton Bassett lost 4-1 to Cheltenham Saracens at Rylands Way.

Cirencester United were on target at Easington but still slumped to a 4-1 reverse.

Malmesbury Victoria went down 2-1 at Clanfield.

Cricklade Town were the only team to muster a point. Graham Jackson's men were held 1-1 at home by Letcombe.

See Monday's Swindon Advertiser for a full non-League round-up plus previews of Monday's games.