POOLE Town stormed to a huge win over Southern League Premier South basement dwellers Didcot Town, racking up a 7-0 scoreline.

Dolphins had to wait until the 31st minute before breaking the deadlock away in Oxfordshire, Cam Murray’s strike opening the floodgates.

Toby Holmes, Tony Lee, and Frankie Monk all recorded braces as Poole made no doubt over the destination of the three points.

After team selection was heavily restricted by suspension and ineligibility in the midweek FA Trophy defeat to Bracknell Town, boss Matt Tubbs made several changes to his starting XI.

Havant & Waterlooville loanee Brendan Wilson was named in the defence, with Harry Hutchinson dropping out.

Billy Lowes returned, missing the Bracknell loss due to being cup-tied, whilst Harvey Slade was named out wide.

Dolphins enjoyed some early chances without converting. Lee thought he had opened scores on 18 minutes, finding the back of the net, only for the linesman’s flag to belatedly go up.

The away side would find the breakthrough shortly after the half-hour mark.

Murray embarked on a mazy run, a solo effort seeing him arrive into the Didcot box for a shooting opportunity.

The diminutive midfielder saw his initial effort saved by goalie Leigh Bedwell, but was on hand to turn home the rebound and put his side ahead.

Poole had to wait until the stroke of half-time to double their lead. Harvey Wright’s cross needed just the finishing touch, Holmes arriving to grab his first.

It took 11 second-half minutes for Dolphins to get back into their scoring rhythm. After the original shot was blocked on the line, Lee arrived to smash home his 15th of the campaign.

Four minutes later, and Holmes would be back on the scoresheet.

Lee did the hard work, his run allowing him to find time and space to set up his strike partner.

A six-minute spell following the 70th minute produced three goals.

Slade found his fellow Weymouth loanee Monk with a through ball, the substitute keeping his cool to round Bedwell and poke home Dolphins’ fifth.

Lee became the second Poole player to grab a double, latching onto Murray’s free kick on 73 minutes.

And then Monk was back in the goals, Holmes cutting the ball back to allow the youngster the simple task of rolling the ball into an empty net.

Poole rise to seventh in the league table, and welcome league leaders Salisbury to the BlackGold on Tuesday night.

Dolphins: Evans; Wilson, Whisken (Harris, 83), Wright, Nippard; Murray, Fogden (Monk, 66), Lowes, Slade; Holmes (Ojo, 77), Lee.

Unused subs: Hutchinson, Samadi.