Wendron United chalked up another impressive result as they eased to a 5-0 win at home to Penzance in their latest South West Peninsula League Division 1 West match on Saturday.

Cameron Wheat scored a hat-trick, with Michael O’Neill’s strike and an own goal confirming Wendron’s biggest win of the season, aside from 11-0 and 8-1 thrashings of bottom club Ludgvan.

Manager Jack Greenwood said: “It was a very good result, we played really well and we thoroughly deserved to win and arguably it could have been by more. We forced them into a lot of errors, we were busy, we were unselfish and we were clinical going forward.

“Our front three and the midfield two that supported them were incredibly good and were very lively so we thoroughly deserved the three points and deserved the scale of the win as well.”

Wendron are on course for their best season in their history, with the ‘Dron one win away from beating their highest-ever SWPL finish of ninth from 2015/16, and four points from surpassing their record SWPL points total of 43 from 2016/17, when they played six more matches.

Their league exploits are supplemented by a debut appearance in the semi-finals of the Cornwall Senior Cup last month.

Greenwood said: “We’re certainly on our way to having what’s certainly our best season and that’s really important for us.

“What I’m most impressed with is with having lost to Saltash and Liskeard in the cups we haven’t just let our season capitulate. We haven’t just let our season fold and its nice that we’re still going for those personal triumphs.”

Wheat grabbed the headlines with a hat-trick in Saturday’s game and then went on to score another treble the following day, this time against the ‘Dron, for Helston Athletic’s under-18s as they ran out 3-0 winners in the Under-18s Rathbone Cup semi-final at Kellaway Park.

Greenwood was in attendance to support the ‘Dron’s youth team, but was very impressed with Wheat’s performance for the Blues.

“He was the difference today and I think had he been playing for Wendron then Wendron would have won, he was that good,” he said.

“It was painful to watch him against us but he’s matured massively on and off the pitch. He’s got a lot of ability, that’s never been in doubt, but his approach to the game has changed and matured and that’s the thing I’m most proud of.

“He’s really ingratiated himself in the team now, he’s a valued member and I think the lads have really taken to him. He’s been consistently scoring goals or assisting and playing well, especially since Christmas and he’s first name on the teamsheet at the moment.”