Harpenden Town scored six to trounce Chesham United Reserves 6-2 at home on Saturday and move up to second in South Midlands Division One after their eighth consecutive league win.

The hosts went ahead after just seven minutes when Sam James fired home.

Chesham’s Callum Woodcock’s long-range shot took a cruel deflection into the net for them to draw level.

But Charlie Humberstone restored Harpenden’s lead after scoring his maiden goal for the first team.

Harry Hunt then tucked home a penalty following a hand-ball for his 10th tenth goal of the season.

It was 4-1 when Ben Warren blasted home before the break.

Ten-man Chesham fell further behind when Matt Sutton fired home in the second half.

Charlie Brooks pulled one goal back but Jimmy Warner rounded off the win with a late sixth Harpenden goal.

Manager Danny Plumb said: “It was a great win to extend our streak but I am disappointed to give away two silly goals.

“We now have a good strong squad and it is lovely to see new players like Jim Baker and Charlie Humberstone, who scored his first for us, doing really well.”

Harpenden play Winslow at Rothamsted Park this evening.