HEYBRIDGE Swifts got their Pitching In Isthmian League division north season back on track in style by hitting Bury Town for six to end a disappointing run of three defeats, writes JON LONGMAN.

The 6-1 scoreline underlined the Swifts comeback and it could have quite easily been nine or ten, as five players found the back of the net.

Swifts boss Steve Tilson said: “I am really pleased with a win and six goals because it has been a tough time with injuries and suspensions.

“Bury are no mugs and have got a good side, so the third time we have scored five or more goals in recent games was particularly pleasing.”

The Swifts have been Bury’s bogey side in recent seasons and the visitors could have been a goal down in the opening minutes but impressive new boy Lewis Watson’s goal was ruled offside by referee Lee Markwick.

Watson, the former Hashtag United captain, did not have to wait long, however, as he latched onto Ross Wall’s assist to open his Swifts account.

Bury went into the break with hope of scrambling a point after goal machine Cemal Ramadan levelled matters.

The second half was one-way traffic with man-of-the-match Wall winning every aerial battle up front and Sam Park should have restored Swifts advantage, in the first minute.

Swifts achieved that with their next attack with Wall finding Park to make amends for his slip-up moments earlier.

Park lobbed the ball over Danny Cullum after the Bury keeper crept too far off his line Wall put the result beyond doubt ten minutes later with his first of the afternoon with a sensational backward header that left Cullum stranded.

Wall then created the opening for Rob Harvey, who is looking forward to returning to his former club, Brentwood Town, next Saturday as he tore the Bury defence to shreds.

Livewire Kieran Jones bagged Swifts fifth as they went on the rampage to celebrate and it was a surprise that there was only one goal in the final quarter.

It was fitting that man of the match Wall should score Swifts sixth and final goal of the afternoon, five minutes from time, to delight the Swifts fans in a crowd of 272.

Lively substitute Mikey Faulkner continued the tearaway efforts of Harvey to leave Wall with a simple conversion from close range after the Swifts had missed out on a hatful of chances.

Swifts fans will be hoping that their early-season leaders can continue to get their division north campaign back on track next Tuesday when Gorleston return to Scraley Road, hoping to repeat their FA Cup triumph that had begun Swifts run of three defeats.