Bolton Woods Socials 0 Crossflatts Village 6

CROSSFLATTS continued their surge up the Bradford Sunday Alliance Championship table with an emphatic win at basement side Bolton Woods.

Village had several first-team regulars missing and had to call veteran centre back Joe Lunn out of retirement to fill in for injured player-manager Kevin Gill, who was still suffering with a torn hamstring.

The visitors defied the rain and wind to create their first gilt-edged chance in the third minute after some exquisite build-up play.

But Billy Bailey somehow spurned the chance from eight yards out when it seemed easier to score. His tame effort trickled wide and barely made it out for a corner kick – much to the amusement of his team-mates.

The home side then had a few half-chances that were well saved by Village reserve keeper Dan Thorpe, who was filling in for first choice shot-stopper Dominic Bennett.

Flatts then took the lead when Lewis Morgan rifled home a free-kick from 35 yards out. The away side then doubled their lead moments later when man-of-the-match James Gill made no mistake. Flatts made it 3-0 when keeper Thorpe launched a free-kick from just inside his half that sailed over his opposite number and into the back of the net.

And it was 4-0 before half-time when Lewis Morgan scored his second. They completed the scoring in the second half through Stephen Schofield and Bailey, who made up for missing that early sitter.

Boss Kevin Gill said: “We did a steady job, considering the conditions and the players that we had missing.

"It was a scrappy game but we got the job done. Bolton Woods are bottom of the league but they are still scrapping.

"We have now scored 15 goals in the last two games, so we have definitely turned a corner in front of goal. We now need to start again on Sunday when we host Toller Lane.

"If we are going to get promoted, we need to be beating the big teams at home. The lads will be pumped up and ready for it.”