WORCESTER City showed a "fantastic mentality" to bounce back from their mid-week cup exit and thump Royal Wootton Bassett Town 4-0 in the Hellenic League Premier on Saturday.

Two each for the league's top scorers in Liam Lockett and Kyle Belmonte took City to within a point of league leaders Corsham Town - who drew 1-1 with Longlevens on Saturday - with four games in hand.

It was the perfect response to the shock cup exit at Droitwich Spa on Tuesday night and also means City are one game away from matching the club record for consecutive victories.

"I thought we were absolutely fantastic today, everyone on the pitch from start to finish, we ran the game," said captain Adam Mace.

"It's a shame it took Tuesday's defeat to maybe kick us into gear but to respond in that manner against a good side, it was fantastic and that was perhaps the best out of the run of wins we have had in the league.

"The mentality today was fantastic. The response when we came in on Thursday after the loss at Droitwich on Tuesday from management and lads, there was no panic and it was just a case of resetting.

"And we were brilliant today and deserve full credit for that."

Manager Chris Cornes, who watched the game away from the touchline due to a one-match ban - echoed the sentiments from his skipper.

"I thought we were very comfortable," he added. "They (Bassett) are not a bad side and they have some good players and I can see why they are third in the league but in that second-half I thought we just cruised.

"The pitch started to cut up but the ball moved well and some of the football we played was a joke at times.

"We handled the conditions really well and testament to our lads, we've beaten third in the league 4-0 coming and to do that coming off that midweek 'blip' when everyone said we had fallen of the rails, that is us today.

"The league is our bread and butter, that's what were about and that game there today was us, that was us in a nutshell."