PILKINGTON scored a thumping 8-1 victory at Crewe with Deklan Hill cracking in five goals.

Despite the conditions Pilks played some of their best football of the season.

Hill tapped home the keeper’s save from Graham Boylan’s shot to open on 15.

With seven minutes left of the half, Hill got his second. Jack Smith played a lovely ball in and Hill took it around the keeper before cutting back inside the defender to finish. He then went on to complete his hat-trick just before half time.

Pilks came out in the second half with clearly the same intent and extended their lead when Hill slotted home from the spot.

Matty Taylor’s free kick evaded everyone and five minutes later Hill grabbed his fifth of the game when Boylan slipped him in.

Two more from Taylor, to complete his hat-trick, completed the rout.

Pilks move into second place in the Cheshire Premier League.