SAM Lanahan was the five-goal star when Abbey swept aside Alderney Manor 6-2 to go 10 points clear at the top Hayward Sunday League Division One.

Jack Holland was the other Abbey marksman while Alderney replied through Jim Crossin and Aaron Carrivick.

Tom Easom and Mark Curtis both struck twice for AFC East Christchurch and there were further goals from Ben Collie and Ryan Finch.

But the Division Two pacesetters had to settle for a point when JP Morgan forced a 6-6 draw courtesy of Luke Brown’s hat-trick and one apiece from Ryan Roberts, Richard Vaughan and Nathan Evans.

AFC Branksome took over on top after Alex Corbin and Sam Holland gave them a 2-0 success against previously unbeaten Bournemouth Athletic.

Loch & Quay reserves are blazing a trail at the top of Division Four, six points clear with maximum points, after their 6-0 triumph over Scott V.

Their goals came from Patrick Barnes, Ciaran Quinn, Sam Joy, Declan Quinn, Scott Meaden and Mike Snow.

West Howe reserves took over from Poole Rovers in pole position in Division Six after Ryan Cole, Zac Cole, Troy Light, Tommy King, Jarad King and Brandon Hamerston ensured a 6-0 victory over Longfleet.

Sam Parker’s first-half goal had Academy level going into the second half but Quayside eventually emerged 4-1 winners thanks to Harry Parkinson and a Tom Shutler hat-trick.

Dylan Cooper’s hat-trick for Ringwood Town Red was to no avail when Boscombe Albion upended them 7-3 to lead the Under-18 Division on goal difference.

Lyle Simpson and Dan Heath bagged two each for Albion with Connor Watkins, Jamie Burgess and Teo Olden also on target.

Nearest rivals Lymington Town bounced back from last week’s reverse against Albion when Noah Pearce (2), Jason Wallbanke and Toby Jeffcock gave them the upper hand 4-2 against Redhill Rangers. Ollie Jones scored both Redhill goals.

Muscliffe Dynamos are third after their 4-2 success against Kings Park Dynamos.

Abid Zaman struck twice for Muscliffe with Sami Bolbol and Ben Mead adding one each. Kai Saunders scored both Kings Park goals.

Jayden Double scored Greenfields consolation goal when Hamworthy Recreation ran out 5-1 winners through Jonny Risbridger, Ollie Bird, Joe Scarano and a couple of goals from substitute Dan Newman.

  • Ringwood Town Development made it three wins from their past four outings in Hayward Saturday Premier Division when Adam Riley’s four-goal blast helped them to a 6-1 triumph over Mudeford Mens Club.

Harvey Sawyer and Josh Matthews were the other Ringwood marksmen while Liam Welton scored Mudeford’s consolation goal.

Verwood All Stars Development are six points clear at the top of Division One after blitzing Fordingbridge Turks 9-2.

Yusuf Akanni bagged a hat-trick with further goals from Kebba Balajo (2), Dominic Howcroft, Liam McNally, Jack Driscoll and Cal Botterill. Lee Kirby and Stuart Cromie were the Fordingbridge scorers.

  • The Bournemouth Hayward Football League were saddened to learn of the recent passing of Peter Hayward, who had been an honorary life member and benefactor of the organisation since 1986.

Peter’s grandfather Wilfred Hayward was President of the Bournemouth FA from 1926 to 1929. The league’s thoughts are with Peter’s family at this time.