Droitwich 1, Bishampton 4

BISHAMPTON cruised to a surprisingly easy victory in a game in which the Droitwich defence will want to quickly forget quickly.

In fact, with better finishing the scoreline could have been doubled.

The visitors took the initiative from the start and the home goal had some early escapes, but the visitors didn't have to wait long before taking the lead with the first of two own goals.

After a good move, Carlo Longhi's shot seemed to be going just wide of the upright until a defender intervened to slice the ball into his own net.

Little was seen of the home attack, with David Cummings the only real threat, but he was confidently patrolled by Stuart Hubball.

Halfway through the first period the visitors went two up. After continual pressure Greg Mason fed the ball through for Mark Onens to turn and shoot into the net despite desperate attempts to clear.

Five minutes later it was 3-0 when a free kick by Max Woodward was headed on by Matt Bicknell for Mason to score from close-range.

Droitwich were now struggling to get the ball into their opponents' half and it was a surprise that no further goals were scored before half time.

The second period started in the same vein with Mason soon running clear of the defence only to chip the ball into the arms of a grateful Droitwich keeper.

United then became sloppy in their play after making many good opportun- ities they let themselves down with poor finishing and poor final passes.

Droitwich seized the initiative for the first time in the game and Rob Bille had to be alert on two occasions to stop the home side scoring.

The home side eventually got some reward when a Richard Goode free kick was headed in by Steve Maddocks.

The joy was shortlived, though as Bishampton scored their fourth with a second own goal.

Bishampton were then guilty of squandering more chances but were they good value for their welcome win.