By Ned Payne
JOHN Fisher was as shocked as anyone after his Shrivenham side steamrollered Fairford 6-1 in the Hellenic Premier.
Leading 2-1 at the break, Shrivenham added four more in the second period, giving them their joint-biggest win under Fisher and bringing them within touching distance of the top half of the table.
The Rec boss said: “At half time I’d never have said we were going to win 6-1.
“We played well for the first 20 minutes but then they came back and I was glad to get in at 2-1.
“In the second half, they didn’t look like they were ever going to score, I don’t think our goalkeeper had a shot to save.
“It could have been the scintillating team talk I gave at half time, but I don’t think it was.”
Shrivenham started well and raced into a 2-0 lead when Paul Sanders stroked home on the rebound, before Shane Davis doubled the advantage.
However, the visitors rallied and Toby Clapton got his side back in it six minutes before the break.
It was a one-sided affair in the second half, with Sanders getting his second soon after the restart and Steve Robertson then extending the lead further.
Sanders completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot before an own goal rounded off the scoring.
Elsewhere, Highworth were in action in the second round of the Wiltshire Senior Cup and cantered to a 5-0 victory over Wiltshire League Premier Division side Ludgershall Sports.
Danny Hilder rippled the net twice in the first half and after the break Sean McKeon, Gary Hill and Josh Parsons added further goals.
Worthians manager Dave Webb said: It was nice to progress in a competition that we value and get some goals as well.
“One of the most pleasing things was to keep a clean sheet.”
In Division One West, Cirencester Dev provided arguably the shock of the day amongst our local sides, stunning Old Woodstock 4-2 at the Corinium.
Ciren took a two-goal lead in the opening 10 minutes thanks to Ben Reardon and Rich Lee, before Danny Bone hit back from the spot before half time.
Jack Smith and Aidan Bennett made it 4-1 before Bone converted a second penalty late on.
There was another surprise in the contest between Purton and New College, with the visitors demolishing their Red House hosts 4-0.
Ryan Elliot and John Rees put New College two goals ahead inside the first quarter of an hour, before Ben Wells and Jake Johns put the polish on victory in the second half.
Finally, Malmesbury Vics played out a 0-0 draw with Clanfield.