David Kolodynski scored a hat-trick as Rugby Town saw in the first action of the New Year with a rout against Long Buckby at Butlin Road.
Valley had established a four-goal advantage by the interval thanks to Liam Francis, Caine Elliott, Kolodynski and Dan Summerfield, with Jordan Wilson and a Ryan Seal penalty following before Kolodynski rounded off his sixteenth treble for the club with two late excellent strikes.
It was an unchanged starting line-up for a fifth time in a row for Town as they went in search of an eighth successive league victory against the division's bottom side.
Despite their lowly status, the Bucks made a reasonable enough start to the game, but any thoughts of an upset were soon banished with Rugby settling their early nerves with an opener on seven minutes.
The goal came after Kolodynski had fed Seal's initial corner back to him, and with his second delivery he dinked the ball to the far post where the unmarked Francis headed past visiting keeper John Meadows.
Town's tally was soon doubled when Elliott curled one in from twenty yards - aided by a slight deflection off a Long Buckby defender.
It probably should have been three shortly after, but Wilson could only guide Seal's through ball the wrong side of the post.
This squandered opportunity prompted the hosts' only real sloppy spell of the match, with Gokhan Ulker overhitting his cross-shot from an angled position and then ex-Valley youth team player Mason Platts's low shot drawing a decent save from Matt Hill.
Town were soon regaining the initiative though, and Summerfield's effort from the edge of the area bobbled just wider after good work in midfield by Alex Lock.
Wilson dragged a further chance wide after neat build-up play between Elliott and Kolodynski, with Lock then blazing one well over and Wilson missing out again when helping a Kolodynski cross wide.
Ulker had tested Hill at the other end with his swerving strike, before Town's third arrived on 35 minutes when Wilson did well to hold the ball up before releasing Kolodynski to smash home a low finish.
Summerfield then took advantage of defensive hesitancy in the six-yard box to prod home at the second attempt to make it four.
Valley re-emerged after the break in search of more goals, and Wilson's shot was deflected wide for a corner and half-time sub Ben Whitehead also headed wide a Kolodynski cross.
Whitehead's fellow second-half new starter Luke English was then adjudged to have been impeded when challenging for an aerial ball across the face of the goal to give Wilson the chance to score from the penalty spot, but the Town striker could only send his spot-kick beyond the upright.
Hill was once more equal to a crisply-struck effort by Platts, before Wilson finally found himself on the scoresheet with a low strike past Meadows after Seal had set him up with a customary assist.
Buckby's best chance of the half then fell to Cameron Mabbutt, but he lifted the ball over the bar after Josh Thompson's long throw had ended up at his feet.
Seal's effort was deflected wide and Wilson lifted over a chipped cross by English from a threatening position, before Rugby were awarded another penalty - again for a foul in the box on English.
This time Seal took responsibility for the twelve-yard strike, and he duly calmly slotted home for Valley's sixth of the afternoon.
Wilson was denied his second by a decent stop by Meadows, before Kolodynski made it two for him and seven for his team with a well-struck first-time volley to Whitehead's long ball in behind the visitors' defence on 89 minutes.
Yet another Kolodynski hat-trick was secured in added-time when - with his back still to the goal - he cleverly flicked home a Wilson centre to complete the hammering.
Valley Line-up: Hill; Thomas (Semahimbo), Francis (Whitehead), Recci (Rosser); Summerfield (English), Ahenkorah, Lock, Elliott, Seal; Wilson, Kolodynski. Subs not used: Marsden. Booked: None.