FC DORCAN put in a five-star performance at home to Lower Stratton as they registered a 5-2 win in the Swindon & District League Premier Division on Saturday.

Luke Murphy bagged a hat-trick, while Harry Osborne and Ed Herbert also notched.

“It was quite a tough game because the pitch cut up within five minutes,” said manager Jimmy Horwood.

“They got a penalty early on so we went 1-0 down and then we had to turn it on to make it 2-1 at half time.

“I think was important we went into half-time ahead because we weren’t playing as well as we could do and we might have had a bit of confidence sucked out of us.

“We had a few chances and I think 2-1 at the break did reflect the game so it was great that we were able to do that.

“Next week we have Ashton Keynes, so that is a big game for us at their place. I imagine they will be a title rival. We have only played our other rivals Tawny Owl so far this season.”

Tawny Owl made a winning return to action, they picked up all three points after a 6-1 win over hosts Stratton Juniors.

Wroughton Reserves and third-placed Ashton Keynes played out a thrilling 4-4 draw, Jamie Pidgeon got two for the hosts, while Seth Palmer and Daryll Chambers added their names to the scoresheet.

In Division One, Brockhill United came close to registering their second win of the season, but were edged out by Swindon AFC.

Dion Titcombe and Ryan Hackett got the goals for league strugglers, while an Alex Street strike and a Reece Cass brace made sure Swindon took the points.

Highworth Town Development put seven past Redhouse in a resounding 7-0 win.

David Adams got two to add to Brandon Fenwick’s hat-trick, while Owen Smith chipped in with a solitary effort.

Marlborough Reserves and New Town All Stars both picked up 5-1 wins over Moredon and Village Inn respectively.

Nathan Good, Alan Harvey and Josh Bates all got one each for Marlborough, in addition to Luke Little’s double.

In the Swindon Sunday League, there were only two fixtures which survived the weather as Charles Geddes and Smart Movers drew 3-3 and PSV Swindon were 3-1 winners against Swindon Rovers, also in Division Three.