Wythenshawe Amateurs 0 Prestwich Heys 5

PRESTWICH Heys produced a stunning performance to demolish league leaders Wythenshawe Amateurs last weekend.

The Longley Lane side began the day unbeaten, with a seven-point lead at the top of the Manchester League Premier Division, having dropped only two points in their first eight games.

But they had no answer to brilliant Heys who swept them aside in magnificent style.

The local lads followed up the previous week's hammering of Elton Vale with another performance of pace, movement, hard work and determination.

Heys had to show plenty of the latter quality in a tight opening 20 minutes. Greg Wills saw a shot parried and Chris Denham fired wide while at the other end Sam Modlinsky punched clear under pressure and went down low to save from Mark Doherty.

However, Heys gained an growing grip on the game with Brad Lyons particularly impressive in midfield and their solid defending making it increasingly more difficult for the hosts to make headway.

After Jon Lyons saw a free kick flash agonisingly wide Heys' dominance was finally rewarded on the half hour with the first goal.

A superbly-struck free kick by Mark Drew, after Denham had been brought down just outside the area, beat home keeper Martin Blaine all ends up.

With the hosts looking rattled, Erike Sousa then seized on defensive hesitancy to rifle home Heys' second two minutes later.

Chris Denham then had a goal ruled out for offside moments later as Heys threatened to run riot.

The home side made a determined start to the second half but were met by a resolute Heys defence and their frustrations came to the fore in the 54th minute when Doherty was dismissed for a kick at Lewis Smith.