Conor Moors bagged a first half hat-trick before taking his season’s goal tally to ten as Bournemouth thrashed Richmond 7-0 at Chapel Gate to strengthen their position in the South League Premier 1 West promotion frame.
Now it’s crunch time for the Lions, whose visit to second placed Oxford & Oxford Brookes University on Saturday will be key to their prospects of a top three Christmas place.
They will certainly head to the city of spires in confident mood after rocking Richmond with a five-goal first half blitz.
Moors, who finished with four goals, opened Bournemouth’s account from a penalty corner before Charlie Cooper scored twice in quick succession, his first after a pacey counter-attack and the second from a rebound after Moors had hit the post from a short corner.
By half-time Moors, now second highest goalscorer in SPL West, had his hat-trick and Bournemouth were 5-0 up.
Moors got his fourth after the break, with Canterbury teen Hugo Creaney-Birch making it 7-0.
The win strengthened Bournemouth’s hold on fourth place, five points behind leaders Staines ahead of Saturday’s potentially season-defining visit to Oxford.
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