MIDDLEWICH Town will be hoping their season has now turned a corner.

They ended a four-match winless run with an emphatic 5-0 thrashing of Billinge at Seddon Street, with Callum Priestley bagging a hat-trick.

Steven Hughes scored in his sixth consecutive game and Sam Wakefield added gloss to the win in the final minutes.

“It’s great to get back to winning ways.” manager Chris Thomas said.

“It’s a result we’ve been expecting for a few weeks now and to a man, we were brilliant.

“Hopefully this is now a case of a corner turned and the start of a good run.”

Priestley opened the scoring after latching onto a flicked header from Hughes and sliding home.

Jamie Garner soon after had a header from a Matthew Cann corner brilliantly saved but the next corner provided a second goal, with Hughes firing home.

Priestley was soon left one-on-one again after good work from Dean Clarke and Owen Wynne down the left and the finish was cool into the bottom corner to give Town a commanding half-time lead.

Priestley completed his hat-trick a short while into the second half, following in a well-saved shot and powering the rebound beyond the gloves of the goalkeeper.

Wilson was forced into a couple of good saves towards the end of the game, but Middlewich worked hard for the clean sheet and even added a fifth minutes before the whistle.

James Smith slipped in Wakefield, who powered a shot too hot for the goalkeeper to handle and it found its way over the line.

Town are at home once again in their next game on Saturday against Daten before travelling to face Altrincham Reserves the following week to complete September’s fixtures.