Helensburgh FC thumped Boswell 6-0 at home to move top of the Greater Glasgow Premier AFL’s third division table on Saturday.

Having recently beaten Boswell on their own patch, the home side had to make sure complacency wouldn’t be an issue as they tried to keep the pressure on at the top of the league.

And any worries about that were dispelled after just two minutes when Brooks Tadlock managed to nip in between the defence to slip the ball past the keeper.

With the early goal settling any nerves, the home side continued to press, with only some glaring misses keeping the score at 1-0.

These missed chances allowed the visitors to gain some confidence, and they almost levelled when their striker slipped the ball past O’Brien in goal only for Geraint Meader to make a goal line clearance.

However just as the visitors thought they might get back into it, Burgh increased their advantage when a great run by Owen Howells took him past the defence, and his cut back found Karl Johannson who fired the ball home.

Now firmly on the front foot, the home side pressed their opponents further and only fine goalkeeping kept the score down, with a terrific save from Caleb Phipps’ ferocious drive the pick of the bunch.

However Phipps wasn’t to be denied and made it three just before half time when he got on the end of a through pass from Black to find the net.

It was more of the same at the start of the second half, with the home side making most of the play and creating chance after chance.

Tadlock bagged his brace for number four after he was set up by Scott Petro.

With the game now out of reach for Boswell, the home side made changes were made to freshen things up – and it soon paid off as good work by Findlay led to a corner from which Scott Petro added the fifth from close range.

Findlay then got on the scoreboard with his first goal for the club to make it 6-0.

There were further chances for Burgh, but they saw out the game comfortably.

Some excellent chances came their way before the 90 minutes were up but these were squandered.

With four games left in the league, the Burgh are still in the hunt for the top spot in the league.

With Newshot suffering a shock defeat at home to South Lochaber on Saturday, Burgh now find themselves at the top on goal difference, however both Newshot and second-top Bellaire have games in hand over them.

HELENSBURGH: O’Brien, Makeham, Johns, Meader, Bailey, Jeffrey’s, Black, Park, Phipps, Johannson, Tadlock, Howells, Findlay, Sinclair, Connolly, Petro

* Next up for Helensburgh is a return to the President’s Cup this Saturday, February 3, when the Burgh travel to Bearsden to take on Rannoch in a game rescheduled after the first tie, at the beginning of December, was abandoned due to an injury to the Rannoch goalkeeper.