Whaley Bridge 8
Furness Vale 0
Furness Vale offered little resistance to an impressive Whaley Bridge team in this one-sided Hope Valley Premier League fixture.
Whaley went ahead after two minutes when Bill Sutton volleyed home a Matt Brown corner.
Minutes later, Sutton played a superb through ball and Rob Newton lobbed the advancing keeper.
Whaley were soon 3-0 up when Matt Brown’s free-kick deceived the Furness keeper.
Newton grabbed his second with a skilful piece of play after Brown had picked him out in the penalty area.
Even when awarded a penalty, Furness couldn’t take advantage and the kick went wide.
Ray Dwolitka capitalised on a mistake by the Furness keeper, then scored another after a superb solo run.
Just before half-time, Sutton headed in Whaley’s seventh goal.
Whaley were restricted to one goal in the second half but it was the pick of the day.
From a tight angle, Dwolitka lofted the ball over both his marker and the keeper.
Furness did eventually test James Tattersall in Whaley’s goal but he responded with an outstanding one-handed save.
So far, Whaley have won all eight home league games, scoring 41 and conceding only one.
For his hat-trick, Whaley’s man of the match was Ray Dwolitka.