Dog Inn made it five wins in a row with a five-star display against Stanley Ultras at Bullough Park.
Once again without a number of regulars, the Whalley side started well and took the lead in the 11th minute when captain Jamie Enefer converted from the spot after a foul on Charlie Collinge. Collinge’s lob hit the bar moments later, but Dog doubled their lead when Jordy Timmins finished from close range for his first goal of the season.
Liam Boyle then volleyed home his first goal for the club before a wicked deflection gave Stanley Ultras hope, but the result was never in doubt as Dog continued their dominance after the interval.
Enefer scored a superb solo effort for his second, ending a mazy run with a powerful finish, before completing his hat-trick with a deft lob.
More goals could and should have followed as Dog followed up their early-season with over Ultras with a win by the same scoreline.
Dog manager Simon Kerins was delighted: “This was an excellent team performance.
“Both the attitude and spirit were great, with everyone wanting to get on the ball and take responsibility.”
Now fourth but still with games in hand, Dog face second-place Rose and Crown at Wilson’s on Sunday.