THE days may be getting colder and darker but for the second time in five days Heys warmed the hearts of their fans under the Adie Moran Park floodlights with an exhilarating display of attacking football to demolish Holker Old Boys 6-0.

The emphatic victory came just days after Heys had come from behind to thrash AFC Blackpool 8-1.

The free-scoring Prestwich side swept Holker aside on Saturday with some superb attacking play and clinical finishing and look to have finally found their best form after a stop-start season.

Adam Farrell and Lee Grimshaw bagged a brace each while centre-half Mark Ayres and the energetic Brad Sixsmith got on the score sheet as Heys made it 14 goals in two games.

Farrell has been the spark to this upturn. The centre-forward’s strength and movement has provided Heys with a pivot around which others can flourish.

Their game has gone up a notch, their passing and movement crisper and swifter.

He started the rout on 10 minutes, finishing superbly with a shot into the far corner, off the outside of his boot.

Three minutes later, home fans were celebrating once again. Carl Fitton’s free kick picked out Ayres, who looped a header into the far corner.

Although Nathan Reid fired into the side-netting for Holker shortly after, the visitors were increasingly fighting a rearguard action as slick passing, orchestrated from midfield by Dom Slaven, repeatedly opened up gaps in their defence.

Some great football culminated in Farrell picking out Sixsmith who lifted a shot into the roof of the net.

Farrell saw a header cleared off the line and a shot go just wide as Heys piled on the pressure, and Jake Wood’s shot was smothered by Holker keeper Samuel Stephens.

With the momentum all with the home side Stephens thwarted Heys twice more before the break, and early in the second half an Ayres header was cleared off the line.

Holker refused to buckle, and Heys keeper Michael Smith was forced into fine saves to deny Jon-Paul Stanway and Robbie Wallace.

But Grimshaw crushed Holker’s hopes, taking a superb pass from Chris Baguley in his stride and steering the ball home.

Moments later Grimshaw rifled an unstoppable shot into the back of the net for number five and a third strike in the space of 10 minutes completed the scoring, Lee Bruce playing in Farrell for a superb finish into the corner of the goal.

The win came after Grimshaw (two), Bruce (two), Farrell, Sixsmith, Jamie Baguley and Mikey Itela had all found the net in their stunning 8-1 victory at home to Blackpool and meant Heys occupied fourth spot in the First Division North table.

There was, however, a defeat for Prestwich in the Lancashire Challenge Trophy on Tuesday night as visitors Bamber Bridge, of the Evo-Stik Premier, won their quarter-final 4-1.

Heys are back in action on Saturday with a Macron Cup third-round tie at Nelson. Kick off at Victoria Park is 3pm.