NEWLY-CROWNED champions Newbury showed why they are one the verge of a double in the Sunday League as they thrashed Bolton Town 9-0.

Newbury were out of the blocks quicker and pinned Bolton Town back in there own half for the first 25 minutes, launching wave after wave of attacks, using the flanks well and getting crosses in, with the wind causing havoc for the Town defence, who defended well.

Newbury had three shots cleared off the line and also missed two excellent chances early in the game.

Finally the deadlock was broken as Karl Dumbarton ran through on goal and made it 1-0, a deserved lead they would not surrender.

Cris Lyons added a second shortly after with a corner been whipped in over the crowd in the box, a shot then falling to Lyons who slotted in.

Ste Ward added Newbury’s third just before half time to give Bolton Town a mountain to climb.

The Towners started the second half well, getting in telling tackles in and trying get a goal back in but Newbury hit them on the break when Dumbarton ran down the wing and chipped the cross in for Ward to score his second.

Four goals to the good, Newbury had complete control and the next half hour was virtually one-way traffic with Newbury getting through on goal time and again and Town looking down and out.

Dumbarton got in behind the defence and, in a one-on-one with the keeper he slotted home to make it 5-0. Substitute Brent Halliwell added two more with some nice finishes meaning Newbury led 7-0.

Ash Haslam’s volley, from a cross that cleared everyone, put ruthless Newbury 8-0 up before Town’s misery was completed two minutes from time with captain Sam Bradley’s goal that sealed a dominant performance from the champions, who now head to the cup final looking to complete a double.