Tattenhoe Reds procession continued with a hard-fought win over Aspley Guise Galaxy that extended their lead at the top of the table.
The hosts were the superior side and had Aspley Guise Galaxy on the back foot from the very first whistle
Tattenhoe Reds had started confidently, dominating the play with over 70 per cent possession
Tattenhoe were organised, played without fear, and in Gavin Marange and Gonzalo Garcia possess a huge threat to back up their many qualities elsewhere.
Aspley Guise side were clinging on for so much of this game and squandered the big opportunities when they came in the shape of those chances.
Reds looked like they were about to break the deadlock on 2 minutes when a moment of magic from Gavin Marange split the Aspley defence but the keeper stretched out a firm right hand to paw away Marange fierce shot.
With Aspley struggling to cope with Tattenhoe movement, Teddy Merner had a wonderful chance to take the lead within 4 minutes only to see his shot well saved by keeper.
The Reds took just six minutes to set the tone for a thrilling opening half. Gonzalo Garcia brilliant pass saw Gavin Marange scamper through on goal and he rolled the ball past keeper. 1.0
The hosts were dominating the ball, showed Aspley they were a threat in attack as Gavin Marange and Taiven Hudson started a sweeping move which included Lucas Holmes, Leo Whitehaed and before Gonzalo Garcia curled wide from close range.
Garcia had another opportunity, after Taiven Hudson cross reached him at the far post. His initial shot was blocked by the defender but the spanish midfielder had another chance to test the keeper, but the weak effort was easily saved.
Gavin Marange brilliantly pulled off a backheel directing it into the path of Gonzalo Garcia who buried it wide.
Tattenhoe capitalised on error in midfield by adding a second, when Gavin Marange picked up Gonzalo Garcia pass, took it around the keeper and tucked home. 2.0
Lucas Holmes afforded no time, biting into the challenge and providing Teddy Merner with the opportunity to crash his shot into side netting.
Taiven Hudson, with a brilliant turn past defender followed by a driving run and shot which went over.
Galaxy continued to struggle as Leo Whitehead superb block to deny the stricker from point-blank range.
Galaxy found themselves in dangerous position but could not find their way through a newly robust defence of Luke Warren and Indy King. Early on, Galaxy robbed Teddy Merner of the ball just past half way, but his through ball to stricker was well read by Luke Warren.
Galaxy almost pulled one back but Jack Holt produced an epic one-handed save to keep his side 2.0.
The Vistors then hit the bar from a free kick, with Luke warren hooking rebound clear out wide.
Olli Neild then got a crucial touch to take the cross away from Galaxy player
The Vistors came close to opening their scoring after fine work from left winger saw his cross slam off the post.
Tattenhoe rode the simmering pressure and began to settle again - Gavin Marange and Taiven Hudson being denied.
Teddy Merner had a wonderful opportunity to extend Red's lead but his left-footed effort when racing onto Dean Smith pass was kept out by the right boot of keeper.
A sweeping Tattenhoe move ended with Lucas Holmes swapping passes with Marange before Garcia stricking wide.
Alfie Monaghan drew a save from Galaxy keeper within minutes - finishing off a slick passing move from Tattenhoe midfield
Behind the front two it was a disciplined and well-organised display, with Luke Warren and Indy King superb at the heart of defence, married with a tenacious midfield display from Lucas Holmes and Leo Whitehead.
Aspley pushed before the half a crucial block from Olli Neild prevented Galaxy shot from hitting the target.
Gonzalo Garcia notched his first goal of 2020 with a simple finish after being played through on goal by Dean Smith. 3.0
Tattenhoe finished the first half the stronger of the two sides as they looked to capitalise on some sloppy play from Aspley. Defender gifted possession to the hosts, who countered through Alfie Monaghan , but his cross just evaded Dean Smith.
Aspley switched their formation, at the break but it made no difference as Reds kept on coming.
Tattenhoe came out with even greater intent in the second half and Dean Smith should have scored from Taiven Hudson right-wing cross but could not get the right contact on the ball.
Tattenhoe dominant morning continued when Dean Smith added a fourth, five minutes after the break. 4.0
The game opened up with Alfie Monaghan, Dean Smith and Taiven all going close.
Tattenhoe Reds have been splendid in this game and been making some fluent passes and holding the game efficiently in the middle of the park.
Reds dominated the first half chances and now in second, as they went close. Gavin Marange scooped a wonderful ball into the area, picking out Teddy Merner on the left. However, his strike pinged off defender into the middle of the area for the waiting Dean Smith, but his effort just skimmed past the post.
Leo Whitehead won the ball back at the top of his own area before setting Lucas Holmes away down the right-hand side. He skipped past defender with cheeky back heel lay off, Alfie Monaghan to send a thunderous strike his way, but the keeper raised his arms high to push the effort over the crossbar.
Teddy Merner was unusually afforded a free run down the Reds left and from just outside the box curled the ball around the Galaxy backline to meet Dean Smith run, and the Englishmen striker could not miss scoring his second goal of the game. 5.0
Gavin Marange just inside volleying low through the crowd and past keeper from lay off by Gonzalo Garcia.6.0
Reds were in the mood by now, and might have added to their lead five minutes later as Teddy Merner cross was met by Gonzalo Garcia but his shot was tipped over this time by the Galaxy stopper, from corner the Galaxy Defender diverted the ball into his own net under pressure from Dean smith from a Taiven Hudson cross. 7.0
Tatttenhoe added the their lead when Gonzalo Garcia spun off the Galaxy defender to meet Gavin Marange knockdown and smash into the top corner from the edge of the six-yard box. 8.0
After that it was an exercise in chasing shadows for Aspley.
Tattenhoe picked up their ninth home victory this season.