DOWNTON moved up to sixth in the Wessex League Division One after a 4-0 win at Andover Town.

With a few regulars missing including player/manager Ben Smith it was an opportunity for others to come in a stake a claim, as Rich Rendell, Fran Mathers and Mitch Blake were in the team.

The visitors came out the blocks well and eventually made that pressure and possession count on 21 minutes.

Shaun Prentice converting from close range, following good work from Charlie Cooper on the right flank.

Dec McGregor and Tyler Rutten were a constant threat through the middle and final third creating chances and working intelligently without the ball.

Just after the half hour, the Robins were two-up, after an unfortunate own-goal for the hosts.

Then almost on the stroke of half-time, Liam Dance grabbed his first goal for Downton, a towering header which gave the hosts goalkeeper no chance to make it 3-0 at half-time.

The second half continued like the first with Downton in complete control of the game.

Cooper found plenty of space on the right hand side and Prentice on the left, but a string of chances went begging. Downton were spraying the ball around with ease, much of the play coming from the back with Dance influential throughout.

Visiting goalkeeper Lewis Gunstone-Grey was called into action in the 70th minute, palming a well-hit shot onto the post to keep his clean sheet.

Soon after, Prentice danced through the opposition defence before cracking the ball into the net to put the Robins further ahead.

Subs Harry Crisp and Las Richardson were both unfortunate not to get on the goal sheet in what was a well deserved win.

Next for Downton is a trip to Fawley on Friday night, before a trip to Andover New Street the Wednesday after for a League Cup tie, as long as New Street do not need an FA Cup replay.