CIVIL Service showed a clinical edge as they scored seven goals and stretched their lead at the top of the Herefordshire County League Division Two following an emphatic victory over Belmont Rangers.

Tom Landon, Jack Gough and Carlos Moreira each scored a brace for Service while Curtis Driscoll scored the other during their 7-2 victory.

Belmont had chances themselves but found themselves 3-0 down at the break.

Despite Ken Hooper and Connor Stackhouse netting in the second half they were comfortably beaten in terrible conditions.

With second place Dore Valley without a game fellow challengers Lads Club Colts slipped to a 4-1 defeat by Malvern Vale.

The result meant that Civil Service are top by three points, although Dore Valley have a game in hand with Lads Club Colts a further four points back.

Joshua Carpenter scored a hat-trick as Clee Hill beat improving Ledbury Town 3-1.

The victory meant that the Shropshire side continued to close the gap on Herefordshire Premier Division leaders Wellington Reserves to eight points with three games in hand.

In response Sam Palmer-Young scored the only goal for Ledbury.

Fownhope suffered a blow in their bid for a top four finish following a 4-2 defeat at Malvern Town Reserves with Luke Marston and Richard Bufton netting for the Herefordshire side.

A frantic final three minutes saw a goal scored for each time as Hinton drew 2-2 with Holme Lacy.

Hinton went ahead in the first half through Brandon Jennings before Lacy equalised 10 minutes from time.

The visitors then went ahead before Owain Woodcock pulled Hinton level with a minute left on the clock.

Holme Lacy goals came courtesy of Jean Luc Alverz and Stuart Mills.

Ewyas Harold returned to winning ways with a convincing 4-1 victory over second from bottom Kington Town with a goal each for Luke Price, Aaron King, Curtis Bounds and Owen Prout.

Ben Sheffield scored a hat-trick as Division One title hopefuls Hinton Reserves demolished basement side Ewyas Harold Reserves 7-0.

Marlon Ransome chipped in with a brace for the visitors while Andrew Richards scored the other.

Despite the convincing win they are still two points behind leaders Ludlow Town Colts, who have four games in hand.

Meanwhile John Buchanon was also a hat-trick hero as Wellington Colts beat Hereford City 6-1 with Richard Macdonald scoring a brace and David Olive the other.