SLIDESHOW: Lancaster City 7-1 Chadderton

Lancaster City kept up their free-scoring start to their pre-season campaign with a second-half destruction over spent North West Counties outfit Chadderton.

Six different scorers got in on the act as the Dolly Blues followed up their opening 6-0 win over Garstang last Tuesday night with a stylish 7-1 win at Giant Axe on Saturday.

Billy Akrigg chips Chadderton goalkeeper Nathan Beckett to double Lancaster City's lead on Saturday.

Billy Akrigg chips Chadderton goalkeeper Nathan Beckett to double Lancaster City's lead on Saturday.

Aaron Taylor, winger Billy Akrigg, new boy Chris Liley, Simon Wills, forward Simon Wearing and finally Garry Hunter all notched excellent goals as City clicked ruthlessly in 20 second half minutes.

Former Kendal man Taylor and Akrigg found the net in a close opening half; City had the more dangerous looking possession and a clinical finish from those two.

The visitors struck back just after the break through Chris Pauley who hit a low shot through a crowded box after a corner had broken down.

It was the introduction of Liley and Wearing from the Dolly Blue bench to terrorise a tiring Chadderton that sparked the goal rout.

Liley hit a carbon copy brace rounding the ‘keeper after beating the offside trap to slot into an empty net.

Stand-in right-back Simon Wills then capped off an excellent team move to volley in the fifth.

The substitutes combined to make it six as Wearing nodded home Liley’s cross unmarked at the back post.

The excellent Hunter finished things off in style as he marked his creative display with a side-footed effort low into the bottom corner.

Joe Wheeler in the City net remained sharp to make a fine double save to deny the visitors on a rare foray forward, the former Fleetwood stopper put in a solid showing.

Hunter, Ryan Elderton and Ben Hudson were the only Dolly Blues to play 90 minutes on a hot Saturday afternoon and among the eight substitutes to run-out Ash Duckworth joined Liley and Wearing in catching the eye.

It was another promising performance from the Dolly Blues and the midfield pairing of Hunter and Danny Mahoney has added another dimension and level to their game, they are also spoilt for choice with promising forwards in Kilifin, Liley, Wearing, Taylor, Luke Bradley and the yet to feature Mark Jackson.

With manager Darren Peacock still on the look-out for new recruits at the back and on the wing the Dolly Blues appear to be shaping an excellent looking squad.