PLAYER-MANAGER Matt Groves and Asa Phillips both struck hat-tricks as Merley Cobham Sports hit double figures to see off Balti Sports 10-3 and make it six wins from six in the Dorset Premier League.

Cobham started strongly against their Weymouth-based opponents, taking the lead through Groves, quickly racing into a 3-0 lead with Phillips and Joe Wickham both on target.

Phillips netted again as Merley went in 4-0 up at the break.

Groves's second of the afternoon straight after the restart kept Balti at bay, before Dan Edwards made it 6-0 as Groves secured his hat-trick from the penalty spot.

Balti reduced the arrears from 12 yards themselves through Matt Burrows.

But this only sparked Merley back into life with three goals in three minutes from Nathan Walker, Steven Gilbert and Phillips to make it 10-1.

Jack Drummond scored twice late on to reduce the arrears for Balti.