Foursome! Billy Dunn hits four as Tooting & Mitcham crush Chipstead and climb to second in Ryman South

Chipstead 0-7 Tooting & Mitcham

Striker Billy Dunn and Michael Dixon shot Tooting & Mitcham up to second place in Ryman South on Saturday as the Terrors crushed Chipstead.

Dunn scored four goals, taking his tally to nine in his past four league games, and Dixon two to make it five goals in three games for him.

Jordan Wilson grabbed the other in a dominant team performance that left manager Frank Wilson enthusing about his strike pairing.

He said: “Mike has come in recently and has been working really hard in training and he has managed to build a very good partnership with Billy.

“And Billy is obviously in an excellent streak of form at the moment himself. It just goes to show that all the work that we are doing in training and all the coaching is paying off no matter who we pick.”

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The Terrors leap-frogged Greenwich Borough in to second after they lost 2-0 to Carshalton Athletic, and remain six points behind leaders Dorking Wanderers.

“We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves too much,” added Wilson.

“Of course it has been an emphatic win and we couldn’t be happier but at the end of the day we need to keep a close eye on each game and just manage that one game at a time.

“Hopefully we can keep a healthy squad between now and Christmas and then assess things and see what it looks like from there.

“We can’t be anything than really, really happy and impressed with the team on Saturday.

“From start to finish we were really effective in all departments.

“Defensively keeping a clean sheet is just as important as scoring as many goals as we did today and the types of goals that we scored just shows that we are in an excellent piece of form.”

Dunn set the tone for the match as he unleashed an unstoppable curling left-footed shot in the 24th minute that left Chipstead  goalkeeper Luke Colquhoun clutching at fresh air.

The result could have been very different had Matt Pierson not made an outstanding save with his legs to deny Chipstead’s Rob Hastings in the 43rd minute, with Dunn capitalising on the miss to score his second moments later, running on to a Danny Bassett through ball and coolly rounding  Colquhoun to slot home.

Dixon put the game beyond doubt with two quick-fire goals at the start of the second half.

First he showed great skill in the 47th minute as he received the ball from a corner and, with his back to goal, swivelled neatly to shoot beyond Colquhoun.

Then he added another straight from the kick off as Tooting won the ball and Dixon made no mistake with his finish.

On the hour, Wilson showed his pace as he broke down the right and slotted the ball home to make it 5 -0.

Taurean Roberts, on as a second half substitute, struck a fierce free kick late on that rebounded to Dunn and he pounced to claim his hat-trick.

In injury time Dunn saved the best to last dribbling through the Chipstead defence before cracking a powerful right-footed curling shot beyond Colquhoun to claim his fourth of the game and complete the rout.

Tooting are away to East Grinstead on Tuesday night and home to Godalming Town on Saturday. 

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