LITTLETON got the new season off and running at the second attempt with a 5-0 demolition of Dudley Town.

The Ton Boys made light work of their first home match in the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division thanks to goals from Ben Billingham, Jade Ferron (2), Dean Fisher and Luke Rowlands.

Billingham fired home from the edge of the box to liven up a slow start from both teams and the hosts never looked back.

The second came soon after, Billingham turning provider for Ferron to slot home.

Number three arrived when Luke Rowlands rounded the keeper and unselfishly rolled to Fisher for a tap in.

Ferron then teed up Rowlands for the fourth before half-time and bagged his second after the break, turning in after his initial effort came back off the post.

Littleton host Wolverhampton Casuals in the league on Saturday (3pm).

Elsewhere, a trio of tidy finishes ensured Pershore Town enjoyed a comfortable 3-1 win at Dudley Town.

Centre-half Shaun Griffiths divided the teams at half-time courtesy of a 24th-minute header, arriving late on to a deep corner that swirled in the wind to nod beyond the despairing attempt to clear by the man on the line.

A slick passage of play ended with Umit Eminoglu sweeping in first time from 12 yards to the left of a busy box low across keeper Liam O'Dowd nine minutes into the second half.

James Baldwin made it three just past the hour, hooking in a recycled ball from the right on the volley from close quarters.

Jarad Daniels got one back for the hosts but Pershore bagged a first win of the new season and plenty of plaudits heading into Saturday's home clash with Dudley Town (3pm).

Bourton Rovers got cruelly denied a first win in Hellenic League Division One West with a minute to spare on Saturday.

Promoted over the summer, the Rissington Road outfit were moments away from celebrating a maiden triumph that Jake Forster’s early goal had looked likely to earn at Cirencester Town Development.

However, substitute Rowan Doyle was on hand to seize upon a half-cleared ball into the box and finish with a crisp shot into the bottom right corner to leave the visitors frustrated.

On a windswept afternoon Bourton were grateful for an early breakthrough with Danny Way’s swirling free-kick from 25 yards forced home by Forster.

Flowing football was at a premium for both teams but to their credit Cirencester coped marginally better with the conditions, albeit without creating much to worry Rovers.

Bourton attempted to hit back in the second half but found themselves under increasing pressure which eventually told when Doyle levelled matters late in the day.

Next up is a trip to ex-Southern League club Shortwood United in the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup on Saturday (3pm).

Moreton Rangers showed no mercy to last season's whipping boys in an 8-1 demolition of New College Swindon.

Moreton's curtain raiser at London Road went according to plan with Doug Wall and Lee Brooks helping themselves to hat-tricks and Jamie Wyatt and substitute Javan Nurse joining them on the score sheet.

It was no surprise given that New College shipped a whopping 152 goals in 22 league matches in Hellenic League Division One West last season.

Having stayed put the students got smashed 13-0 by Malmesbury Victoria on the opening day and found Moreton to be no more charitable.

Things are likely to get more difficult right away for Rangers, though, with a trip to Premier Division Shrivenham in the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup on Saturday (3pm), starting a run of four straight away days.