Toolstation Western League First Division

Bristol Telephones 1, Chard Town 9

CHARD Town came away from Bristol Telephones with their biggest ever victory at Western League level to retain second position in the table.

James Boyland led the way with four goals, while Max Westlake hit a hat-trick and further goals from Steve Friend and Tom Salter secured Chard’s biggest win for a number of years.

The tone was set in the first minute of the match when a through ball down the right flank saw Max Westlake go past a static defence to score just inside the far post.

Chard continued with some well-constructed moves and this pressure led to a second goal on 26 minutes, with Boyland outpacing the home defence to score past the home ‘keeper Stan Hill.

With further efforts just wide of the target together with a free kick awarded for a foul on Steve Friend some 25 yards out, Westlake placed the ball accurately into the area.

The second period followed in much the same pattern with Chard playing some good football to put the home defence under further pressure.

Chard brought on all three subs on 52 minutes and scored their sixth just shy of the hour when Tom Salter put through a good ball for Boyland to waltz past two defenders and complete his hat-trick.

Bristol Telephones did get a goal back on 63 minutes but Chard’s dominance continued when Boyland put over a great cross for Westlake to score goal number seven on 70 minutes.

Westlake added a further well taken goal two mins later to complete his own hat-trick.

To complete the rout Boyland went through a home defence in disarray on 87 minutes to score his fourth goal and complete a fine 9-1 victory.

Chard: Scott Wells-Burr, Ben Haines, Oliver Pearson, Andrew Holmes (for Elliot Dyer 52) Kieran Bailey, Ryan Parris (for Matthew Howell 52) Max Westlake, Nathan Warren, Stephen Friend (for Jacob Manley 52) James Boyland, Thomas Salter.