SPORTING Club Inkberrow kept pace with the division’s leading sides following a professional performance in a 2-0 win at Stonehouse Town.
Goals in either half from Luke Allcock and Tom Emblem sealed an impressive victory for the Berrow at Oldends Lane.
And the result means Inkberrow sit third in the Hellenic League Division One table, nine points behind leaders Malmesbury Victoria with a game in-hand.
Sporting took the lead midway through the first half when Allcock bundled the ball home from close range after good work from Greg Guy and Declan Green.
And the visitors sealed the points just past the hour mark as Emblem showed excellent composure to find the net from Green’s perfectly-weighted cross-field pass.
Inkberrow backed up that performance with a 4-1 win against a young Gloucester City Development side in the first round of the UHL Cup at Meadow Park.
Gloucester opened the scoring against the run of play on 12 minutes, heading home a corner from six-yards out.
However, Inkberrow drew level on 25 minutes as Emblem scored from the penalty spot following a handball in the box.
And Sporting completed the turnaround soon after when Jay Higgins-Pugsley marked his first start for the club with a goal from a tight angle.
The Berrow all but booked their place in the next round on 70 minutes as Alex Quaynor created space for a shot on the edge of the penalty area and fired home.
And the visitors added some gloss to the scoreline on 88 minutes when Oliver Smith finished from 18-yards out from substitute Sahad Amir’s pass.
Inkberrow are next in action away at Tytherington Rocks on Saturday, December 2 with kick-off at 3pm at Hardwicke Playing Field.