BAILEY Fuller made it three goals in four as Worcester Raiders cruised past a battling Thornbury Town 3-0 at Sixways.

Fuller headed home at the far post from a delicious Isaac Cooper cross to give Raiders a seventh-minute lead. 

It took until the second-half for the hosts to find a second as Brogan Halpin slid home from close range after the ball pinged around the visitors' box. 

The pick of the goals came just before the hour-mark as Jordan Murphy fired a rocket into the top corner from 25 yard.

The win is a third in a row for Karl Gormley's men, who remain third in the Hellenic League Premier.

"We had a look at them before the game and they have picked up some good results and we knew it was going to be tough," said the gaffer at full-time. 

"They are a young side and they tried to play so it was a good win for us. We started the first 25/30 minutes on the front foot and we played some of the best football we have played in a long time.

"But after we scored we seemed to sit back and let them back into it so we talked about it at half-time, said we wanted to get back in control in midfield in particular.

"Thought second-half we were outstanding. It was men against boys at times against a good side so we are really pleased."

Gormley's side may not be going up this year but finish the season in third remains the goal ahead of a potential title push next season. 

"For us to finish this season in third would be a massive achievement for everyone, with everything we have had to face off the field as much as on it," added the manager.

"Before the season started, lots of people thought we would be the whipping boys this year so for us to be up there and competing still is a massive achievement and that is down to the players.

"Despite what’s been happening off the pitch, they have stuck to football and results like today make it feel worthwhile.

"We have been looking ahead to next season since the Cribbs defeat really. Trying to build a side.

"I don’t think we are a million miles away right now. With the 18/19 men squad, it would have to be a very good side to come and better us next year.

"So for us, we have had a year in this league, we know what it's about and so if we can finish up there, anything can be possible."