RICARDO Richards was on fire with a four-goal display for Black Horse in their 7-0 thrashing of Quinton Athletic.
The result away at Dwellings Lane sent Black Horse to the top of the Premier Division in the Bromsgrove & District Football League, with Rees James scoring a brace and Leon Hewitt also scoring.
Longbridge Social go level with the leaders having played a game more, but were good value for a 6-3 win away at Austin Ex Apprentices.
Braces for Daniel Wyatt and Dominic Strevens and strikes from Joshua Smith and Luke Wyatt were enough to claim victory.
Alex Dugmore, Reece Ward and Bradley Burgess were on the scoresheet for the nine-man hosts – who had Spencer Hunt and Daniel Lawrence dismissed.
Winyates and Bromsgrove Corinthians could not be separated in a 5-5 draw in the only other game in the division.
Jack Steele’s hat-trick and a James Ward double were insufficient to claim victory on the road, as Dan Blake and Jarrell Hepburn braces and a Ben Hunt goal struck for the hosts who rise to sixth. Bromsgrove stay fourth.
Broughsons continued their perfect start to the season in the 3-0 win away at Catshill – the only game played in Division One.
Billy Garvey, Shay Palmer and Adam Watson goals helped secure a sixth win of the season, extending Broughson’s lead at the top to five points.
West Heath Allstars have moved to the top of Division Two following a 7-2 success at Rubery Legends, who remain bottom of the division.
Jason Gibbons struck four, Ashleigh Tullett scored a brace and James Camihan found the net for the away side.
Meanwhile, Chaddesley Ravens Dynamo are hot on the coat-tails of fourth-placed Alcester Town Sunday after a 3-1 win pushed them up to fifth.
Bromsgrove Partisan are third in Division Three after a 7-1 away win at Stoke Prior, where Nick Baker, Ben Gidley, Matthew Peters, Sam Bunn and Adam Deeks added to Adam Pillinger’s brace.
Duke of York and Cofton Old Boys played out a 2-2 draw, keeping the sides fifth and sixth in the league respectively.
Tom Keogh and Joseph Taylor netted for the hosts, while James Gasson and Steven Joynes replied for the visitors.
Division One outfit Hizza United are out of the Kidderminster Hospital Junior Cup after a 1-0 defeat at Phoenix.
They join fellow division rivals SO Goose in exiting the competition at the first round stage, following Goose’s 4-2 defeat by Wyre Forest Athletic.