Thurrock 0–5 Billericay Town

(Bricknell 3’, 69’ Robinson 15’, 23’, Cunnington 49’)

From Ship Lane

Isthmian Premier League

BILLERICAY Town made it 11 goals in two games as they crushed Thurrock 5-0 to climb to the top of the Isthmian Premier League for the first time this season.

Town’s strikers picked up from where they left off on Saturday, and were impressive in front of goal.

Newly-promoted Thurrock knew they needed to stay firm in the early stages but they found themselves chasing the game inside three minutes.

Robbie Evans sent in a cross and Billy Bricknell climbed highest to divert into the goal.

Saturday’s hat-trick hero Adam Cunnington headed wide of the post when he perhaps should have done better, with Sam Deering striking the foot of the post soon after.

Town were in total control, and it came as no surprise when they doubled their advantage.

Jake Robinson scored his third goal of the season with a low drive inside the far post.

The former Brighton & Hove Albion man was enjoying a hugely promising start to the game, and is fast gaining a habit for scoring spectacular goals.

He sent a terrific lob into the net following Cunnington’s through ball to make it 3-0 inside 30 minutes.

Town were rampant, although it should have been more.

Robinson and Cunnington came close without further increasing the advantage, with the three strikers causing Fleet’s defence no end of troubles.

And Cunnington was to add his name to the scoresheet after the break, with a little help.

Fleet keeper Tim Brown hammered an attempted clearance against the striker and the ball rolled into the net.

A lull followed, as Town took their foot off the gas with the game won.

Bricknell nodded home a fifth with 20 minutes remaining, with the only dampener an injury which forced Leo Chambers off inside the final few minutes.

Billericay Town: Julian, Foley (Ellul 46’), Konchesky, Chambers, Swaine (Urquhart 56’), Deering (Kebbie 50’), Evans, Waldren, Bricknell, Cunnington, Robinson