REIGNING champions Stourport Swifts proved too strong for Sporting Club Inkberrow in the opening round of the Worcestershire Senior Cup. 

Swifts welcomed newly-promoted Inkberrow to Walshes Meadow and went ahead in the eighth minute when Adam Hanson volleyed home at the back post. 

Berrow, who won the Herefordshire Football League Premier (Step 7) title last season, have enjoyed a brilliant start to their first season at Step 6 in the Hellenic League Division One and they grew into the contest.

Whilst Berrow keeper Thomas Nicholls was being kept busy at one end, Louis McDonald and Gowan Stares went close for the visitors at the other, but Hanson's second of the night on the stroke of half-time acted as a sucker-punch for the away side. 

Swifts dominated the second-half but Berrow were digging in and still clung onto hope of getting back into the game on the counter, but Daniele Reka's header in the 65th minute settled the tie.

The scoring was completed 15 minutes from time when a lovely flowing move ended with Ethan Tivey adding a fourth for his first goal in Stourport colours. 

Elsewhere, Droitwich maintained their brilliant form to knock an out-of-form Bewdley Town out of the competition. 

Droitwich, top of the Midland Football League Division One table, cruised to a 3-0 lead at half-time thanks to goals from Roland Krol, Gavin Podmore and Nathan Binner.

Bewdley did stage a very late second-half comeback with goals from Josh Hines and Josh Harrison to make it 3-2, but Connor Collins tapped home to ease fears and put The Saltmen into the next round, where they will face Worcester City.