WOOTTON Bassett made short work of beleaguered Marlborough Reserves in Wiltshire League Division One on Saturday.
Dave Terry’s men ran out comfortable 4-0 winners courtesy of goals from Lewis Petrie (2), Luke Melville and Jake Kitchin.
The win came in spiate of the fact that Bassett had an inexperienced back four, but they held out well against the strugglers.
The several teenagers in the defence included 18-year-old debutant Jack Brain, who played at right-back despite normally being a central midfielder.
Boss Terry said: “It was one-way traffic really, we dominated from start to finish.
“Every player put a shift in and I was over the moon with the overall performance. It was a very good win.”
Elsewhere in Division One, Malmesbury will have been frustrated not to pick up a win at Wilton.
The Vics had to settle for a 2-2 draw meaning they could not make up significant ground on Madames and Chippenham Reserves at the top.
The only other game in the division saw Intel spring a surprise against high-placed opponents Nalgo Wanderers.
Intel took a 2-1 victory to cut the gap on their fifth-placed opponents to just four points.
James Lovell’s effort could not prevent Southbrook being sunk 2-1 by Devizes Reserves in the Premier Division.
Southbrook coach Tony Pidgeon said: “I think the spectators in the ground must have wished they had gone Christmas shopping - it was awful.
“We struggled to raise a team and had the bare 11, and it was a fair result in the end.
“We had the first 20 minutes and if we had scored then it might have been different, but after that they were in control.”
Elsewhere, Chippenham were defeated 2-1 by Wilts Calne Town.
Trowbridge picked up a 3-1 victory at Vale of Pewsey while Ludgershall strolled to a 3-0 win at Shrewton.