BASINGSTOKE Town went goal crazy on Saturday afternoon, as they beat visiting Staines 10-3.

Yes 10-3 - as they scored seven times in the second half.

The Dragons gave a debut to Portsmouth Academy’s Player of the Year Matt Casey, who has played three times for the Pompey first team in their back four.

Midfielders Manny Williams and Dan Collier also returned to the starting XI.

It took the home side just five minutes to open the scoring, as Williams was the provider for Zidane Akers to crash the ball home.

Soon after, Akers returned the compliment, but Williams fired wide.

Disaster then struck on 13 minutes, as the Swans levelled things after midfielder Sam Deadfield deflected a cross into his own net.

Town so nearly took the lead again, four minutes later, but Williams’ shot hit the post after he was found by Deadfield.

Instead on 28 minutes, Staines made it 2-1 in the contest, thanks to a super free-kick from Jack Torbett, which Tom McGill got a hand to, but could not keep out.

The Dragons tried to roar back with Sam Argent just unable to get onto a rebound after Deadfield’s shot was dropped, while Sam Smart went close twice.

The home side got their deserved equaliser on 43 minutes, as Deadfield had time to find Williams and he fired the ball into the top corner.

Just 90 seconds later, Town led the game again, as Williams played a nice one-two with Argent to make it 3-2 at the break.

Anyone thinking that would be the end of the goals for the afternoon was much mistaken.

Williams curled a lovely shot into the net, just seven minutes after the interval.

Staines replied as Andy Ali’s cross cum shot found the back of the net to make it 4-3.

However, the home side were far from finished and Williams sent over a great cross, which Argent converted for Town’s fifth goal of the afternoon.

Three minutes later, the home side were awarded a penalty for handball, which Williams took but was denied his hat-trick by a good save from Louis Dixon.

However, that did not stop the goal feast and Town’s sixth arrived on 67 minutes.

With the visitors unable to contain Smart, he whipped in a cross which came off Veron Kokurinkou and ended up in his own net.

Two minutes later, Smart was involved again as his shot was saved, but Williams got to the rebound and fed Deadfield to score.

Dan Collier then tried to add to the tally, but his effort was cleared off the line.

Sub Olly Harris then got in on the action as he scored at the back post from Smart’s cross to make it 8-3 on 74 minutes.

Williams was again denied his hat-trick by Dixon, before Harris grabbed his second of the game with Smart again the provider.

With five minutes remaining Smart, got his deserved goal with a nice solo strike to complete the 10-3 victory.

It ended a great afternoon at the Camrose which will certainly live long in the memory and for the record Town’s biggest ever win was 10-1 against Chichester in the FA Cup in 1976.

This massive victory moved them up to 13th in the Southern League Premier South table.

The Dragons will now be looking for more goals on Saturday, when King’s Langley are the visitors.