Two goals from skipper Matt Wright helped steer the Peacocks to a comprehensive 4-0 Evo-Stik League win at Didcot Town yesterday afternoon (4th November).

It was a fine performance from Town who went at the hosts from the start which paid off after only seven minutes with the opening goal, a superb Shane White pass releasing Dan Sullivan who slotted home past Leigh Bedwell. Sullivan, Ben Palmer and Matt Buse all had further attempts for the visitors while Didcot saw David Murphy glance a header wide from George Jeacock’s cross.

Town soaked up some home pressure at the start of the second half before stepping up a gear to blow the Railwaymen off track. Pierce Mitchell escaped three men on the right to deliver a fantastic cross on a plate for Ollie Chamberlain to head in Town’s second goal from close range on 64 minutes and then Wright buried a header from Ryan Brett’s corner four minutes later to effectively seal the points.

Wright missed a great opportunity for another soon after when he hit a first time effort over the angle from Sullivan’s pass but that was soon forgotten when another terrific cross from Sullivan was volleyed home by Wright at the far post for a 4-0 lead on 75 minutes. Buse and Mitchell were both denied by Bedwell as Town threatened more damage while sub Marlon Agyakwa had the home side’s two best chances.

The highly impressive win stretches the Peacocks’ lead to five points at the top of the table as they now take a break from league action for ten days with two cup matches in the week ahead.

Reaction | Manager Leigh Robinson commented: “There are ugly wins that you grind out and there are wins where you perform fantastically and today was definitely the latter. The players were magnificent today and put in a sensational display particularly in the second half. The enjoyment was there for all to see in the second half and this is probably what pleased me most. We’re in great shape at the minute, playing with confidence and many players in fine form and long may that continue. The support was amazing today, probably the best we’ve ever had away from home and everyone in the dressing room urges the supporters to replicate this in home games as it can make a massive difference.”

Opening goalscorer Dan Sullivan said: “I thought the boys were excellent today and played some quality football both defensively and going forward. It’s always nice to keep a clean sheet as well but we need to keep on winning our games and open up the gap at the top.”