CITY continued their stunning recent form tearing apart Whitchurch Alport with a second half onslaught.

Bailey Fuller also carried on his recent good scoring run netting a brace in the 4-0 win at Claines Lane.

With City losing Fortune Maphosa midweek to Telford United, and Aaron Roberts missing through suspension, Saturday’s game had looked like it would be a stiff test.

However the City’s young players had also been up against it on several other occasions this season so were ready for the challenge.

The first half was largely one to forget with both sides unable to get hold of the ball and with Whitchurch happy to keep possession in their own half, and City more than happy to allow them to do so.

The best chance of the half fell for Fuller who beat keeper Allen, but it cannoned off the upright. Sam Hall, Jake Whitehouse, Callum Debar and Sam Whitton stood solid all afternoon containing the Whitchurch forwards.

After the break Whitchurch switched to a back four and City soon pounced to take the lead on 53 minutes. Playing out from the back down the left hand side saw George Baker, Billy Shaw and Will Gibbons combining well to get the ball into the box for Fuller to fire into the bottom right hand corner.

The visitors who had league top scorer Alex Hughes in their ranks had few opportunities and after making a substitution were soon 2-0 down. Fuller played a deep cross into George Baker, he pulled back to Will Gibbons who squared to Billy Shaw who smashed home into the roof of the net.

With the visitors struggling to keep up with City’s pace a third was soon added on 79 minutes. Another quick move forward saw Billy Shaw pick out Fuller on the right who pulled the ball back to the incoming Gibbons, who finished off the move with a great finish to make it 3-0.

And a fourth arrived when Gibbons carried the ball towards the goal line before pulling back to Fuller. Fuller had a defender and the goalkeeper Ellis Allen blocking his view of goal but sent a delicious curling shot that crept inside the post for a sublime finish.

The final few minutes saw Archie Muirhead and Jamie Smith introduced but the game was well won at this point. It was City’s fourth win in a row.