LOWER Stratton bounced back from an opening-day defeat with a convincing 5-0 victory over Moredon in Division One of the Swindon & District League.

After a tight first period, Stratton were far more clinical in the second half and were deserved winners, according to manager Alan Spring.

Gavin Kay netted twice while Richard Clark scored a free-kick. Stuart Davidson also notched and the scoring was completed by an own goal.

Reflecting on a first win of the season for his side, Spring said: “We seemed to dominate in the first half, but we couldn’t quite get the ball in the net, but in the second half, we seemed to find our scoring touch.

“Moredon were very difficult to break down and it was a good contest, even though we managed to score five goals.

“I felt we played some really good football. There was some good passing and I think it was just a good all-around performance from Stratton.

“We’ve got three or four new players in this season because we lost a couple of good players over the summer, and hopefully the new lads will blend in comfortably.

“Last season was a bit disappointing as we finished second from bottom, but the games were tight – it wasn’t like we got hammered.

“This season, I think we’ve got more of a squad that is capable of competing and, hopefully, everyone can get a fair few games.”

Elsewhere in Division One, Bassett Bulldogs and Chiseldon were the only two teams to maintain their 100 per cent start to the campaign.

Bassett hit Ramsbury for six to go top with a 6-0 win, while Chiseldon defeated Down Ampney 5-1 at home.

Swindon Centurians and Spectrum both claimed their first wins of the season.

Spectrum were 3-1 victors away at Marlborough Town Reserves and Centurians were also winners on their travels, beating FC Abbeymeads 4-1.

Cricklade Town Reserves and North Swindon played out an entertaining 3-3 draw, while Priory Vale and Swindon AFC shared the points after a competitive 0-0 draw.

In the Premier Division, two goals from Winder Andrick and one from Josh McHugh were not enough for Redhouse as they went down 5-3 to leaders Wroughton Reserves.

Paragon also boasted a half-dozen goals return from their match as they saw off Wheatsheaf Stratton 6-1 at home, while Blunsdon beat Nalgo Sports Club 4-1 on the road.

Highworth Town Development and Ashton Keynes shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw, as did Sportz Central and Swindon Supermarine Development in their 3-3 draw.