Four second half goals sealed another three points in an emphatic victory for Gloucester City over Hungerford Town at the Jubilee Stadium.
A double from Harry Williams as well as strikes from Ed Williams and Joe Parker, continued the Tigers great form. The victory lifts City up to 12th in the National League South.
It was the visitors that started the brighter, striker Nicholas Bignall spurned two golden chances in the opening minutes.
First a shot from the right-hand side in which he smashed wide. Then moments later the big forward ran through one on one, only to be denied by James Hamon in the City goal.
City struggled to create clear cut chances in the first period, Joe Kavanagh having the only real shot in anger.
The two sides looked evenly matched going into the break. But City put their foot down in the second half, and the step up in gear was immediately evident.
And just minutes after the restart, Ed Williams capitalised on a defensive error to calmly slot home past Hungerford keeper Marcus Beauchamp.
City began to dominate after the breakthrough, and the second arrived on the hour mark when Joe Parker received the ball on the left-hand side, cutting in onto his right and producing a stunning finish into the top right corner.
At that point, City were content to sit back and soak up any Hungerford pressure. The visitors quickly became frustrated and chances on the break started to appear.
Harry Williams came on in the final quarter and made an instant impact, once again a defensive mistake allowed the substitute to turn and finish in the box.
With the points in the bag, City remained resolute at the back, as they went in search of the clean sheet. Skipper Tom Webb did enough to put off Hungerford’s Alex Wall, as the striker looked certain to finish after being played in down the right.
City’s fine afternoon was complete in the dying minutes and in some style. Williams producing a dazzling run ending in him taking on Beauchamp to finish into the empty net.
Next up for City is a trip to promotion chasing Hemel Hempstead next Saturday 3PM KO.
Player Ratings: /10
Hamon 7, Hanks 8, Parselle 7, Cundy 7, M. Williams 7, Knowles 6, Parker 7, Webb 6, Kavanagh 7, E. Williams 8, Hall 6,
Subs: Hamilton 6, H. Williams 8
Man of the Match: Joe Hanks
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