Left-back Jamie Smith registered a hat-trick of assists as City cruised to a 4-1 win over Stone Old Alleynians at Claines Lane on Saturday.

Goals from debutant Bailey Fuller, George Baker, Billy Shaw and Daniel Westwood completed what was a dominant display from the hosts, who move up to fifth in the Midland Football League Premier Division.

City went straight onto the front foot and the opener came in the 10th minute. The impressive Smith was involved as he drove the ball forward to striker Westwood, who provided a perfect flick into the path of Baker who slammed the ball into the roof of the net.

There were further shots from Chris Withington and Dimitri Dunkley before the visitors had their first opportunity through Jack Tomlinson just inside the box, which Smith had to block.

Fuller then did well to set-up Shaw on the counter, but the midfielder’s shot went inches wide of the post as City searched for the second.

It then came on 34 minutes with Stone pushing forward. City again won the ball back before Smith put a superb ball forward into the path of Shaw who finished from close range to make it 2-0.

Just before the break Stone had a glorious opportunity to pull one back after a neat passage of passing saw Jack Tomlinson provide William Bailey, but his shot was well saved by debutant City keeper Adam Harrison.

The second half saw City get off to a dream start. Another great move involving Withington, Dunkley and Smith saw the latter thread another brilliant ball through splitting the Stone defence into the path of Fuller who scored his first goal for the club from close range.

City had further chances before the fourth was added in the 66th minute. New man Fuller was brought down on the edge of the box wide on the right. From the resulting kick, Smith's goal bound shot was flicked on by Dan Westwood for his fifth goal of the season.

With the game sewn up, City made a series of substitutions which stemmed the flow slightly and the visitors got more into the game.

Then in the 89th minute they finally got their goal. Fortune Maphosa slipped on the wet surface when completely alone, allowing Jack Tomlinson to get a shot off which was parried away by Harrison but Sam Wilson was on hand to put the ball in the net to make it 4-1.