The Non-League Football Paper - - BOSTIK LEAGUE - By Si­mon Wil­liams

RAM­PANT Bil­ler­icay are show­ing no signs of let­ting up in their pur­suit of hon­ours as they eased past Leis­ton at the AGP Arena.

De­spite a pun­ish­ing sched­ule that saw the Blues play eleven games in Novem­ber, the home side made all the run­ning as Leis­ton, who lost striker Matt Blake to in­jury in the warm-up, strug­gled to make any im­pact.

One player who cer­tainly isn’t show­ing any signs of tired­ness is Bil­ler­icay striker Jake Robin­son.

The pro­lific front­man bagged his fourth hat-trick of the sea­son and is al­ready clos­ing in on thirty goals for the sea­son.

Bil­ler­icay took an early lead when Josh Urquhart launched a high, di­ag­o­nal ball into the box to­wards Adam Cun­ning­ton.

Cun­ning­ton had it all too easy in the Leis­ton box, glanc­ing a header into a va­cant net with ‘keeper Mar­cus Garn­ham nowhere to be seen.

Leis­ton had plenty of pos­ses­sion, but not in ar­eas of the pitch where they had any hope of hurt­ing their hosts who were happy to wait and hit them on the break.

One such counter-at­tack al­lowed Robin­son to break un­der pres­sure to the by-line be­fore pulling back a cross.

How­ever, Nick Wheeler fired over when it surely would have been eas­ier to hit the tar­get.

Bil­ler­icay in­tro­duced Louie Theo­phanous early in the sec­ond half and he made an im­me­di­ate im­pact, run­ning at the Leis­ton goal be­fore un­leash­ing a shot that flew just wide.

His next in­volve­ment was even bet­ter, play­ing a de­light­ful ball through the Leis­ton de­fence into the path of Robin­son who pro­duced a smart fin­ish to dou­ble Town’s lead.

Two goals be­hind, Leis­ton fi­nally man­aged to trou­ble Alan Ju­lian in the Bil­ler­icay goal when a free kick into the box was headed goal­wards by Jack Ains­ley.

Ju­lian was equal to it, how­ever, push­ing the ball away with a div­ing save.

A minute later the points were in the bag. A Sam Deer­ing cor­ner was played to­wards the edge of the box where it was headed to­wards goal by Dean In­man.

Robin­son showed his preda­tory in­stinct to beat Garn­ham to the ball and score his sec­ond.

He com­pleted his hat-trick in stop­page-time as dispir­ited Leis­ton could hardly muster a chal­lenge when Theo­phanous and Wal­dren played their way be­tween them.

The ball was then squared to Robin­son to stab in and leave Bil­ler­icay within touch­ing dis­tance of the top of the ta­ble.

THREE WITH A CROWD: Robin­son cel­e­brates with Bil­ler­icay fans

PIC­TURE: Nicky Hayes

RICHES FOR ROBBO: Jake Robin­son, left, com­pletes his hat­trick with Bil­ler­icay’s fourth goal and slides in the third, in­set

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