Sunday League: Jordan is the top Boy as Humberston win again
DEBUTANT Jordan Boyington took all the plaudits as Humberston cranked up the pressure on their Division One title rivals with a 4-0 drubbing of Grimsby Warriors.
A well-organised Warriors side held the title-chasers until half time after soaking up the pressure impressively.
However, after the interval the lively Boyington helped to break the deadlock as, after the keeper spilt his cross, Kirk Wheeler slotted home.
With their opponents resistance broken, Humberston piled on the pressure and Liam Davis soon doubled the advantage.
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Paul Smith then put the game beyond doubt with Humberston's third.
And the rout was completed in the most bizarre fashion when a Davis punt over the top was misjudged by the advancing keeper.
Both he and Boyington gave chase but neither could reach the ball before it nestled in the bottom corner.
Louis Grant missed his second consecutive penalty late on after Warriors keeper Sam Thorp made a fine save, but it had no bearing on the result as Humberston tightened their grip at the top of the pile.
Humberston secretary Mick Woolford said: "This was an important win against a Warriors side who are difficult to break down.
"We were just on the verge of getting frustrated when things began to happen and we scored.
"We set-up better in the second half and Jordan Boyington gave us another dimension."
He added: "It's a massive game for us next week against an improved Empire United.
"The division seems to have come to life recently as witnessed by the game between Empire and DMS, which resulted in a draw.
"Everybody is looking forward to a tough game, which is what we need to test ourselves against strong opposition."
Elsewhere in the top tier, Jamie Smith's first hat-trick for GTF Seas set them on their way to a 5-1 victory over AFC Bradley (Mark Simons).
Paul Chaplin and Bobby Lewsam were also on target for Seas, who are well-placed in the league but only have one game left.
Empire Utd drew 2-2 with DMS (Johnathan Oglesby 2), who remain unbeaten, and Cromwell (Nick Brown, Sean Carlile) drew 2-2 with SW Steelers (Kyle Bensley, Joe Burns).
In Division Two, Crows Nest (Luke Neul 2, Lee McFarland) went back to the top after beating BBS Couriers 3-0.
Pattesons moved into second with 4-0 victory over The Imperial Red Star.
Josh Baines grabbed a hat-trick with Dave Walsh adding the other.
AFC Wybers made their intentions clear with a 6-0 drubbing of Healing with Tom Dent and Pete Taylor both scoring hat-tricks.
A resurgent Caistor Rovers side won 5-0 away to Inkworks while Tap & Spile beat Police (Adam Aisthorpe, Sean Mayall, Derek Woods) 7-3.