Dunstable Town 6 Leverstock Green 0
Leverstock Green suffered a tough afternoon as they were hit for six by unbeaten runaway SSML Premier Division leaders Dunstable Town.
Green went into the game on the back of a run of three wins and a draw in their last four outings, but they came up against formidable opponents who dominated from the off.
Leverstock’s in-form keeper Tom Coulton was brought into action in the third minute to deny Nathan Frater, but hosts Dunstable took the lead four minutes later.
A cross-field ball from Adiel Mannion was intercepted by Tony Burnett, and he drove on before shooting home powerfully from the edge of the box.
Levy came close to levelling the scores on 21 minutes, as Jamie Davidge hit a superb curling effort that struck the bar.
Two minutes later, though, Levy fell further behind when Graeme Buchanan’s pass found Lee Roache to slot home a second Dunstable goal.
A double change for Green at half time saw Adrian Colorado and Tunde Owolabi replace Jack McNamara and Dean Kemp, but any hopes of a comeback were dashed by two early goals in the second half.
Three minutes after the interval, a defensive slip allowed Dunstable substitute BJ Christie to score a third goal from close range, and five minutes later an almighty goalmouth scramble in which Coulton twice denied Christie, eventually resulted in Roache pouncing to shoot home a fourth for Dunstable.
Former Green player Nick Jackson slid in to stab home a cross after 71 minutes to make it 5-0, and Roache completed his hat-trick on 79 minutes to wrap up the comfortable victory for the hosts.
The win moves Dunstable 13 points clear at the top, while Levy occupy 14th place.
Next up for Green is a home game against Hillingdon Borough on Saturday, where they will hope to recapture the excellent form that they showed throughout February.