Three players grabbed two goals each, as Team Solent thrashed Shaftesbury at Test Park.
Tyrell Mitford, Hisham Kasimu and Silvano Obeng claimed braces, as the Sparks showed their class this afternoon.
Ryan Dacres-Smith also made the scoresheet, in a game that the visitors will quickly want to forget.
Solent began brightly from kick-off and created their first chance only 4 minutes into the game. Kasimu found space down the right and fizzed a low ball into Obeng. His shot hit the side netting but set the tone for the early stages of the game.
Mitford opened the scoring on 13 minutes, converting into the bottom right after receiving the ball from John Wallace who made a brilliant driving run through the centre.
Tyrell Mitford, like in the last league fixture, commemorates with his attacking trio. (Credit – Tom Mulholland)
It could have been two shortly afterwards as Kasimu found himself in a one-on-one situation. He couldn’t get the better of Shaftesbury keeper Dan Card, who cleared the ball away.
The visitors couldn’t break and were held from grabbing their first chance of the game. The clock showed 23 minutes when Adam Flint unleashed a shot, which tested the reactions of Sparks keeper Chad Collins.
However, it was Solent that continued their pressure netting the second 5 minutes later. A low through ball found Kasimu, who this time buried past a stranded Card.
Two minutes later, though, Shaftesbury brought themselves right back into the game. Aaron Leney found the net after picking up the ball inside a crowded area.
HALF-TIME: TEAM SOLENT 2-1 SHAFTESBURY
Solent came out of the half-time break knowing they still had work to do, and it didn’t take long for them to take their chances.
Taking them only 10 minutes, the Sparks pulled back their two-goal cushion, with Obeng finding the net from close range.
The sight of Hisham Kasimu bulging the net is getting too familiar. (Credit – Tom Mulholland)
Just after the hour mark, the floodgates opened, with Mitford tucking away his second goal of the game underneath the legs of an outrushing keeper.
A fifth was added to the scoresheet by Obeng on 75 minutes. Once again another great through ball from midfield found the feet of the Solent No.9, who neatly finished his chance.
Four minutes later it was 6, this time Dacres-Smith converting a simple chance past the helpless Dan Card.
Shaftesbury did grab themselves a late consolation goal, with Charlie Browne nodding the ball into the net from 8 yards out.
But it was the home side that finished the scoring, Kasimu grabbing his second goal driving home after a lovely run into the box from the left.
The victory leaves Team Solent 17th in the league, as they go into a busy winter. They are back at Test Park next Saturday, as they face 8th placed AFC Portchester.