Ormrod help Gills maintain top spot
Gillingham Town 6, Ilfracombe Town 0
A PHIL Ormrod hat-trick helped Gillingham Town stay top of the Western League Premier Division with a thumping 6-0 win over Ifracombe Town.
The Gills racked up their fourth straight win, with new signing Steve Smith also getting on the score sheet.
Gillingham were missing several key players including Ben Thomson and Gary Bowles but were ahead on 15 minutes when Smith played Aaron Rodriguez through on goal – who calmly slotted the ball home.
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The home side doubled their lead after the break when Jon Vance's free kick found the net on 57 minutes. Moments later, Gillingham settled the contest when Ryan Murray set up Ormrod to grab his first goal of the game.
The dominant Gills extended their lead with 16 minutes remaining when the ball broke for Smith after some tidy build-up from Danny Thomson. Smith finished from close range to make it 4-0 to the hosts.
Ormrod headed home Thomson's cross before completing with hat-trick on 80 minutes with a powerful finish from long range.
The Gills are six points clear of Larkhall Athletic at the top of the table, but have played five more games so far this season.