REAL Milan made it four Premier Division wins out of four as a stunning first-half hat-trick by Cheyenne Cripps inspired them to a 5-3 victory at a hard-working Merrymakers Old Boys side, writes Richard Ashton.

Milan started the game with confidence with returning midfield maestro Conrad Joseph back in the side, and it was his pass early in the half that led to Milan going in front as he put through Cripps who finished smartly.

The visitors were on the front foot and looked dominant and it was not long before Milan doubled their lead with a devastating counter-attack.

After Milan cleared a corner the ball fell to Daniel Sharpe, and he slipped in Cripps who raced clear before grabbing his second.

Merrymakers fought back, however, and they were given a big lift when they reduced the deficit thanks to a rare mistake from Milan keeper Hassan Hussain, who let a free-kick slip out of his hands and into the back of the net.

Milan though turned on the style as they made it 3-1 moments later as Cripps grabbed his hat-trick, this time being set up by Amin Khomsi who played a wonderful ball over the top before Cripps smashed home to take his tally for the season to 15 goals.

The visitors made it 4-1 on half time as Cripps turned provider after a brilliant passing passage involving a host of players.

Cripps eventually played a delightful reverse pass into the path of Calvin Morgan who expertly lifted the ball over the Merrymakers keeper, giving Milan a 4-1 lead at the interval.

The second half was a scrappier affair and Old Boys gave themselves a lifeline after Hussain made another error, rushing off his line to gift the hosts a comfortable finish.

Milan looked rattled and it required Hussain to pull off a number of good saves to preserve their two-goal advantage.

However, they put the game to bed when man-of-the-match Conrad Joseph scored a brilliant solo goal to restore their three-goal lead.

He picked up the ball from inside his own half before running past four Merrymakers players and side-footing a finish into the bottom corner.

It was a well-deserved goal for the performance put in by Joseph, and Milan had chances to increase their lead as Cripps and substitute Nahir Nawaf both went close.

Milan did switch off again late on as they let another sloppy goal in, but the table-toppers look in a good position to mount a serious title challenge.

Singh Sabha thrashed Maidenhead Nomads 5-1.

Craig Kelly bagged a brace and Danny Battimelli and Ollie Doore were also on target for Shepherds Hut, but they crashed out of the Roy Lester Cup following a 10-4 defeat to Maidenhead Crown.

Division One table-toppers Forresters Arms edged a thriller 5-3 at AFC Phoenix, and second-placed Langley Galaxy overcame Windsor Athletic 2-0.

In Division Two, Slough Lions beat Eton Rifles 3-2, while Datchet Village cruised past Eutectic FC 4-1 in Division Three. Burnham Garibaldi squeezed past Swans FC 3-2.

Slough Wizards crushed Maidenhead Cosmos 4-0 in Division Four, while Wexham Park Hospital downed Spartan Red Kites 5-4 and Maidenhead Nomads 3rds smashed Wraysbury Village 5-2.