POOL ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at home against Aberford Albion on a windy Saturday afternoon.

They adapted to the conditions well, and, despite Aberford having strong running and speedy forwards, the Pool defence were rock solid, giving the visitors few opportunities.

An early goal settled Pool as Billy Drake fired the ball into the roof of the net from close range.

A fine run down the left from Ryan Firth saw him put a perfectly measured low cross across goal for Harry Higgins to tap home to give Pool a two-goal cushion.

In the second half, Pool continued to play some fine football, extending their lead when Drake put in a cross from the left for Higgins to fire home his second and Pool's third.

Pool then sealed their well-earned victory when a perfectly weighted pass up the middle from Jamie Algar put Josh Wagstaff through. His first touch was perfect as he powered on to fire an unstoppable shot past the advancing Aberford keeper.

A lack of discipline late on saw Aberford reduced to first ten, then nine men, but with a four-goal deficit and only minutes remaining, this had no effect on the outcome.

Pool entertain Kirk Deighton Rangers, who are second placed in West Yorkshire League Division One, at 2.30pm this Saturday.

Pool Reserves travelled to high-flying East End Park Reserves, gaining another well-earned point in a 1-1 draw.

Player-manager Will Johnson netted the all important goal.