BARNTON produced a memorable second-half display as they struck five goals after the break to thump basement side St Martins on Saturday.

Having dominated the first half and created several chances, the Villagers would have headed into half time frustrated but they were able to convert their dominance into goals in a lightning start to the second half.

Alex Jones opened the scoring with an outstanding effort from just inside the area that left George Austin in the St Martins net with no chance.

With pretty much their next move the lively Macauley Clifton got on the end of an excellent assist from sub Ross Avies and applied a deft touch to double the Barnton lead.

It was then the turn of the returning Connor Anderson, who fired possibly the goal of the day with a fantastic shot from outside the area.

The away side did get themselves back into the contest after Robert Weir got on the end of a cross to give his side a glimmer.

Although any hopes that the visitors had of mounting a comeback were quickly abated when Jordan Monthe got in on the action with a low finish.

George Farrelly was then given the fifth and final goal despite a big deflection as the Villagers wrapped up a display that moved themselves up to 13th in the North West Counties Division One South table and six points clear of the relegation zone.

Barnton: Lyons, Avon, Hunt, Scoular, Jones, De-Andrade (Avies), Clifton, Duffy, Monthe (Farrelly), Anderson, Bernal (Forster). Unused subs: Lewis Edwards, Tom Edwards

Attendance: 81

Next up for Barnton is a trip to Sandbach United on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.