LITTLETON returned to the top of Midland Football League Division One thanks to a 4-0 victory at Southam United on Tuesday.
The match saw the hosts hand a debut to prolific striker Mark Bellingham but he could not inspire his side as two goals in each half saw Littleton move above Highgate United at the summit on goal difference, albeit having played two games more.
There were chances at both ends at a rain-swept Banbury Road in the first half including an effort from Bellingham disallowed for offside, but Littleton took a 26th minute lead when Stuart Hall calmly fired past Saints keeper Tom Cross.
The lead was doubled two minutes later through Robbie Bunn and by this stage Littleton’s slick passing football was proving too much for the hosts to handle.
Brad Rees went close to pulling a goal back for Southam before the break when his effort landed on the roof of the net but the outcome was put beyond doubt in the 48th minute when Bunn struck again with a low free kick.
Littleton keeper Haydn Whitcombe made several smart saves before Kyonn Evans put the icing on the cake for the visitors with a long range strike which made it 4-0.
Littleton are due to visit Stafford Town on Saturday.
PERSHORE Town suffered a third successive 1-0 defeat in Midland Football League Division One as they slipped to a 1-0 loss at Heather St John’s on Saturday.
Town fielded a side depleted by injury, suspension and illness and, despite hitting the woodwork twice, they did not create enough chances to get anything from the game.
The only goal was a close range header after 18 minutes, scored by the much-travelled goalscorer Simeon Smith.
Tuesday’s scheduled home game against high-flying Bromsgrove Sporting was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Weather permitting, Pershore return to action on Saturday when they host title-chasing Bolehall Swifts.