Crossflatts Village 6 Bolton Woods 1

DEFENDING champions Crossflatts Village made it three wins out of three in the Bradford Sunday Alliance Premier Division with a thumping victory over Bolton Woods - with Michael Garnett bagging a couple.

The home side's other goals came from Connor Erangey, Lewis Morgan, a superb strike from Ryan Canning, and a debut effort for Liam Hudson. Andrew McHugh found the target for the away side.

"It was a solid performance and we are improving every game," said Crossflatts joint-manager Oliver Metcalfe.

"It's good to see that the new lads are settling in and they are all fitting in extremely well - and that they are also making telling contributions.

"Michael Garnett was a real menace today. He's unstoppable when he's at the top of his game.

“I am really impressed by how the squad is shaping up.

"We are only three games into the season and I’ve already had several selection headaches and, with players due back from holiday, I’m only going to be given more selection dilemmas but that can only be a good thing.”

This was the second time that Village and Bolton Woods had played in each other in four days.

Village travelled to Bolton Woods on the Thursday evening before and came away victorious after a hard-fought 2-0 victory, thanks to goals from man of the moment Billy Bailey and Colin Schofield.

Metcalfe added: "We didn't play our best last Thursday but we got the win.

"Bolton Woods played very well and they will be hard to beat at home this season."

Village will look to keep their 100 per cent run going on Sunday when they host Oakenshaw AFC at 11am and they will be gunning for revenge.

Oakenshaw beat them 1-0 in the Senior Cup final at the end of last season and stopped them from securing back-to-back trebles.

Metcalfe said: "Our lads will be up for it next Sunday (against Oakenshaw) after last season.

"It just wasn’t our day that day and we will be looking to put that one right.

"Oakenshaw beat Westwood Park 8-6 on Sunday so they look like they are going to be a handful up front but a little bit gung-ho so we need to get our tactics right to keep our perfect start going."