Tring rout struggling Hillingdon

Substitute Stewart King notched Tring's third goal. Picture (c) Colin Sturges
Substitute Stewart King notched Tring's third goal. Picture (c) Colin Sturges

Tring Athletic are up to 11th in the South Midlands League Premier Division after they returned to winning ways with an emphatic 4-0 victory over bottom side Hillingdon Borough.

Although Athletic dominated large periods of the game, it was Hillingdon who had the better of the opening 10 minutes with home goalkeeper Jack Hopwood having to be alert to palm away a shot from Roy Byron.

Tring then moved up a gear and from thereafter the home side dominated with midfielder Kieron Turner going close on three separate occasions while Vinnie Iannone had a header saved by visiting keeper Alex Marginean.

Athletic finally got their reward for their dominance when Rob Tomlin won the ball in midfield and fed Kieron Turner, who played through Iannone and the striker made no mistake to break the deadlock

The score remained at just one at half-time despite further Tring pressure but the home side needed only four minutes of the second period to double their advantage through Turner, who fired low into the far corner following Taylor Collins’ pass.

The chances kept coming thick and fast for Tring with Iannone hitting the underside of the crossbar before Sam Joliffe blasted a penalty over after Iannone had been clattered by the visiting goalkeeper, who was lucky not to see red.

Stewart King came on for Iannone and scored with his first touch in the 70th minute before Collins wrapped up the scoring with an 81st minute strike.