MANCHESTER ACCOUNTANTS LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
AFC FLIXTON 5 CHORLTON 1
Rafi Leeker and Rob Jacobs combined to fire AFC Flixton to within touching distance of Division One promotion.
Leeker hit a hat-trick and strike partner Jacobs weighed in with a brace as AFC Flixton put rivals Chorlton to the sword.
But joint-manager Stuart Delmonte is refusing to look too far ahead and said: "It was a great day as we managed to beat a promotion rival and boost our goal difference in the process.
"We are almost there. But we don't want to count our chickens as some of the teams at the top have games in hand over us.
"All we can do is win our games and we once again did our job here. We fell a goal behind early on, but changed things midway through the first-half and it obviously worked.
The crushing win means Flixton now hold an eight-point buffer at the summit as they close in on the top-tier.
It would take a dramatic collapse for AFC Flixton to miss out on the title, let alone a top-two finish.
"Once we took the lead before half-time we never looked like surrendering our winning position," added Delmonte.
"With the strong wind behind us we really pegged them back and then managed to take full advantage thanks to Rafi and Rob who were deadly in front of goal."
AFC Flixton take a short break from league action when they host London-based side Hendon United Sports Club A in the Peter Morrison Trophy third-round at Valley Road on Sunday.
Delmote added: "It gives us a bit of a breather from league action, but it’s a cup game we really want to win.
"Hendon are a good side and will start as favourites. But we are playing really well at the moment and will fancy giving them a real game."
Report by Darren Witcoop