Eastbourne Town stretched their unbeaten run to six games after a comfortable win at Hassocks in Sussex Division one on Tuesday.
Despite losing goalkeeper Greg nessling to illness prior to the game and having to put left-back Ross Sutton between the sticks, a ruthless attacking display from the new-look Town front line duly dispatched their hosts with ease.
Since striker Kenny Pogue left for Hastings earlier in the season, Dominic Clarke has relished the opportunity to lead the line and bagged two headed goals.
Liam Baitup, who returned to the Saffrons last month, also found his scoring touch and netted twice himself to make it three goals in two games.
Matt McLean continued his fine form and finished off the rout late on, while stand-in keeper Sutton did his bit at the other end and was beaten just once as the hosts found themselves level for a short period in the first half.
He produced a couple of fine saves and manager John Lambert was full of praise for his team. He was particularly pleased with Sutton, who has now played in every single position during his time at the club.
“I think he’ll tell you himself that he’s good in every position . He’s not lacking in confidence,” said Lambert.
“It was a good result and a good performance by us. Hassocks are a young side but if we’re going to win anything this season you have to go and beat teams like them.
“We seem to have kicked on after the Lancing game where we threw away a two goal lead and were nearly made to pay. We had a few harsh words and they’ve responded.”