St Helens Town defeated Hartford 9-1 and who else but Liam Diggle decided it was a good day to clock Town's fastest ever goal at 10 seconds.

Town carried on to dominate the game and eventually found the back of the Hartford net again in the 25th minute thanks to a Dale Whitehead rocket from a freekick on the edge of the penalty box.

Town probably should've gone into the break a few more goals to the good but it would just be the two as the teams left the pitch and the halftime entertainment began.

Penlake Juniors U13s Celtic would keep the crowd entertained during the interval along with the usual half-time penalty shoot-out.

The second half hadn't long started when Bolton born Tom Jackson decided to get things going on 46 minutes and put an impressive Town side 3-0 up.

Not wanting to be outshone, Liam Diggle decided to get back on the scoresheet in the 50th minute to make it 4-0.

A brace wasn't enough for Liam who just five minutes later decided to make it a hat-trick and confirm the points were safely staying with the home side.

Changes were made which saw the introduction of the young attacking trio of Josh Panther, Ellis Daverin and Alfie Stott.

At just 16 years old Alfie has made an impressive start to first team life at Town, showing strength and confidence beyond his years. He was proving a lot for the Hartford defence to take and was eventually rewarded on 62 minutes to make it 6-0.

Town continued to pester the deflated Hartford defence. However arguably the goal of the game came against the run of play when Hartford player Luke Mays whipped in an unstoppable strike past young Town keeper Kyle Rugg.

Any feelings of gloom from being denied a clean sheet were quickly eased by the impressive 16 year old Alfie Stott as he made it 7-1 and completed his brace from off the bench.

Terrier like Josh Panther decided he wanted in on the party to make it 8-1, which prompted match announcer Andy Langley to play the Pink Panther theme through the PA system.

Then one minute into additional time the third of the three young amigos, Ellis Daverin, finished the day's scoring to end the game 9-1.

Town are back in action Saturday, 19 August as they're the guests of Pilkington U23s at Ruskin Drive.

Town team: Kyle Rugg, Luke Diggle, Michael Newton, Tom White, Matthew Rochford, Ian Roby (c), Dale Whitehead, Alex Petterson, Liam Diggle, Tom Jackson, Alex Higham.

Subs: Andy Cook, Ellis Daverin, Alfie Stott, Josh Panther, Kenny Dixon