RUBY Removals were the most emphatic of the winning teams from the Swindon & District League when the Wiltshire Junior Cup returned to take centre stage at the weekend.

Ruby, who sit second in the Premier Division table, thrashed league rivals Paragon 9-2 at home to move into the third round of the county competition.

Having claimed the Premier Division crown last season, Ruby boss Devon Brown says winning knockout silverware is the primary ambition this term.

“The county cup is right up there in terms of our priorities,” said Brown.

“Having won the league last season, we want a really good cup run this season.

“The Wiltshire Cup and the Adver Cup are our two main priorities, although if we get towards the end of the season and we have a chance of winning the treble, we will obviously try to do that as well.”

Devan Bryan and Godfrey Chisanga struck twice each to seal Ruby’s progress, while there was a goal apiece for Alex Hammond, Desmond Keville, Josh Paddon, Billy Sly and Lee Hayward.

Ruby boss Brown added: “We conceded a couple of sloppy goals, which is disappointing.

“The first was a penalty and the other came from a bit of slack defending, but other than that, I don’t think Paragon caused us too many problems.

“We were comfortable all the way through and it was a really good performance, if I am honest.

“We actually lost our goalkeeper at half-time because of injury, so had to put an outfield player in goal, and we went down to 10 men on the hour for a straight red card, although that was debatable.

“We were certainly up against it but it was a really good effort from the boys.”

Elsewhere, Redhouse were also amongst the goals in another all-Swindon League battle as they thumped Sportz Central 8-4.

In other all-Swindon duels, Wheatsheaf Stratton romped to a 7-0 success at The Regent, Blunsdon were 6-1 winners at Chiseldon, Ashton Keynes won 3-1 on their trip to Swindon AFC, while Ramsbury triumphed 5-3 at home to Moredon.

The Globe were awarded an away walkover from their scheduled meeting at Nalgo Sports Club.

North Swindon and Priory Vale were pitted against opposition from the Trowbridge & District League and had contrasting fortunes.

North Swindon thumped the Stiffs 5-0 but Vale were beaten 6-2 by Three Daggers.

There were only two league matches to take place over the weekend and both came in Division One.

Marlborough Town Reserves won 3-2 at home to Down Ampney to climb four places up to sixth in the table.

The match of the day came at Cricklade Town Reserves, though, as they and Lower Stratton shared a 4-4 thriller.