WIMBORNE Town boss Matty Holmes described as “the best I have seen” his side’s attacking play following their 8-1 triumph at Slimbridge.

Magpies have now racked up a staggering 26 goals from five games in all competitions and ensured they took maximum points from their league fixtures in November.

James Stokoe set the ball rolling for the visitors at Thornhill Park before Sean Lawson pulled a goal back for Slimbridge four minutes later.

That was not to halt Magpies however, as they raced into a 5-1 lead before the interval.

Matt Oldring, Toby Holmes, Louis Kellaway and Billy Maybury all scored to virtually end the game as a contest.

Maybury then added his second shortly after half-time as the Cuthbury Club went for the jugular against a Slimbridge side missing a number of key players.

After the hosts missed a penalty, Luke Holmes got his name on the scoresheet before Luke Burbidge, who had been a constant threat throughout, netted in stoppage to complete the rout.

Giving his views on the performance, manager Matty Holmes was highly impressed by his charges’ frightening forward display.

He told the Daily Echo: “I think straight from the off our attacking play was the best I have seen.

“We got the ball wide and moved the ball quickly. Every time we went forward it looked like we were going to score, even at 0-0 their keeper made some great saves.

“But it was just a matter of time before we were eventually going to score and from there it rained goals.

“Some of the wide play was brilliant with overlaps and crosses coming in.

“Our shape, pattern of play and the way we moved the ball was excellent.

“Luke Burbidge caused absolute mayhem out wide and created a few goals for others. It was wonderful that we could share the goals around.”

Victory put Magpies up to fifth in Southern League West.

They are the third highest scoring team in the division with 38 goals from 17 fixtures.

Only Salisbury and Bristol Manor Farm have found the net more times.

But boss Holmes was keen to remain level-headed following his team’s impressive start to the campaign.

He added: “It is still early days.

“We have had a good month and we have gone up to fifth but to me it is about stability and getting sensible points.

“We have such inventive players but the question I have for them is our work-rate and being organised out of possession.

“We are looking a little more solid without the ball. We know they can go and score goals.”

Magpies: Benfield, Lovell, Oldring, Arnold, Davidson, Kellaway (Francis), Stokoe, Maybury (L Holmes), T Holmes, Burbidge, Bayston. Unused subs: Cole, Walsh.