A WEEK off clearly did Winsford Saxons the world of good.

Sandbach Town were powerless to resist an at-times irresistible display from Gary Lee Jamieson’s side, who recorded a 7-1 victory.

They trail leaders Sandbach Curshaws by a point in the Crewe and District Football League Premier Division but have four games in hand on their rivals.

“After our week off, we hit the ground running again with a comprehensive win,” Jamieson said.

“Considering the conditions, we managed to play some really good football at times.

“But above all, we fought for and won every single ball. That set the tone for the day.”

Kane Ode got Saxons off to a flying start after just 10 minutes as he latched onto Dean Mudy’s pass to lift the ball over the Sandbach keeper.

Jaymie Roberts coolly converted from the spot five minutes later after Joe Duckworth had been brought down before Mundy fired home having beaten three defenders for the third goal.

Duckworth tapped in following a mix-up in the Sandbach defence to make it 4-0 at the break and while the hosts pulled a goal back just after it, it only served to make Saxons go up a gear again.

Ode grabbed his second goal with a back-heeled flick after Farrell Duncan had opened up the defence while Cealean Penketh calmly finished goal number six.

The scoring was rounded off in fine style by Hayden Mills, whose fine strike from 25 yards left the goalkeeper with no chance.

Saxons travel to bottom side Crewe Town Jaguars on Saturday before focus turns to a brace of crucial cup semi-finals.

They face Mary Dendy in the AJ Cooke Trophy on March 7 and Crewe FC Reserves on March 14 in the Junior Shield.