WINSFORD Saxons go into a crunch title clash on the back of a 12-0 crushing of Crewe Town Jaguars.

Gary Lee Jamieson's side, currently riding high at the top of the Crewe and District Premier League, host third-placed Halfway Athletic at Knights Grange on Saturday, kick-off 2pm.

The Runcorn visitors, unbeaten this season, are currently four points behind the league leaders with three games in hand and hold a superior goal difference of +8.

Saxons, who have won nine and drawn one of their 11 games, will go into the contest on the high of smashing a dozen goals past the bottom-placed team.

Although they will also be aware that Halfway put 17 goals past Crewe when they met.

"It was a resounding win," said Jamieson.

"We completely dominated for 90 minutes and forced them to play most of the game in their own half."

James Crowther joined the action as a substitute in the second half and went on to bag for himself a hat-trick of goals.

Kane Ode and Joe Standish each netted twice, while there were also goals for captain John Buckley, Zak Finnigan, Callum Nowell and Stephen Snape.

But the net first bulged from an own goal.

Constant pressure finally told as a visiting player headed the ball into his own net.

Centre-half Buckley made it two goals for himself in two games soon after.

Standish then bagged his brace, the first after brilliant play by Zak Finnigan and Ode to play him through and he finished first time.

For his second he pounced on a spill from the Crewe goalkeeper.

Finnigan fired in a brilliant fifth from 20 yards, right on half time.

The pressure continued to be applied in the second half, starting with Ode notching his first with a fine strike from just inside the box.

Then Crowther stole the show, firing in his first from inside the box.

He then finished off a sweeping move to make it 8-0.

Ode grabbed his second with another fine strike from the edge of the box.

Substitute Nowell made it 10 when he pounced on another spillage from the Crewe goalkeeper to find an empty net.

Crowther completed his hat-trick when he latched onto Nowell's excellent through ball and rounded the keeper to slide the ball into an empty net from a difficult angle.

Another sub Stephen Snape plucked the ball out of the air with his left foot before unleashing a volley into the far top corner with his right foot to complete a good day for Winsford.