Despite travelling with a slightly weakened side Bury St Edmunds II proved too strong for Thetford Town in an emphatic 7-1 success in East Men’s League Division Four North East.
Thetford went ahead early on as Bury struggled to get a grip on proceedings.
The visitors finally fought back after 20 minutes and levelled when Richard Watson fired home to kick off the comeback.
With momentum now behind them Bury did not look back and took the lead for the first time as Watson doubled his and the club’s tally.
David Kavanger was on hand to finish off a well-worked short corner routine to extend the visitors’ advantage going into the interval.
Despite their lead, Bury refused to rest on their laurels and started the second half as they finished the first, in total control.
Peter Watson joined son Richard on the scoresheet with a quick-fire double, while the latter went one better adding a further goal to complete an impressive personal display with his hat-trick.
There was just enough time for Ian Konrath to complete the turnaround, adding the seventh and final goal, wrapping up the rout.
n In stark contrast, it proved a disappointing weekend for the third team in Division Five North East, who saw their four match unbeaten run brought to an end by table toppers University of East Anglia II, who eased to a 4-0 victory.
Bury’s hopes of causing an upset were dealt a blow prior push back with the absence of a host of key players and proved pivotal as they struggled to match the performance of previous weeks.
After finding themselves 1-0 down at the break, the champions elect proved their pedigree with a further three goals.