THORNBURY TOWN hit Swindon New College for six, writes Mark Franklin.

A trip to Wiltshire to play the bottom side and although this was a comfortable victory the home side had the same number of shots – albeit not as many on target – with experience and clinical finishing the difference.

Swindon had the first chance of the game but after a couple of corners a through ball to Craig Lancastle was expertly dispatched on six minutes.

More errant shots from the home side followed but it was Thornbury who scored next when Harry Brock got on the end of a Webb cross to make it two-nil mid-way through the half.

The two goal scorers combined after a quick breakaway for Brock to make it three ten minutes later and Rhys Hodgson, with a contender for goal of the season, made it four on 40 minutes with a screamer from 30 yards.

Four-nil at the break with the few home supporters wondering how the scoreline didn’t reflect the shot count.

Swindon had some early second-half efforts but if on target a well positioned Kurtis Parkin dealt with them easily and for the most part in was Thornbury who failed to take chances.

It wasn’t until the 83rd minute that Thornbury netted their fifth when a Brandon Benjamin shot went in off the post and Lancastle wrapped up the scoring a couple of minutes later.

Next up for Thornbury are Newent Town who visit the Mundy’s this Saturday – 3pm