BASINGSTOKE Town produced a brilliant performance as they recorded their first win of their Southern League Premier Division campaign with a 5-0 victory over visiting Chesham.

Ben Wright and Aaron Jarvis both helped themselves to braces, while the superb Sam Smart wrapped up the scoring.

The Dragons made only one change to the side which lost to Kettering with new signing Tim Wohlfiel making his debut at left back in place of the ill George Bennett.

The former Beaconsfield defender certainly looked a good addition to the squad and had an excellent first game for the club.

The home side took just five minutes to open the scoring, as Wright slotted home from a Smart’s cross.

Town doubled their lead as a lovely ball down the flank from Wohlfiel found Jarvis he fed Smart, who was felled in the box by Darren Locke. Wright made no mistake from the spot.

With Chesham’s best passer of the ball in the first 45 minutes being their goalkeeper Hafed Al Droubi, they created very little.

It was from one of Al Droubi’s long kicks, that Town conceded a free-kick wide on the left in the last minute of the half. Victor Osobu fired it into the area and Shane Bush’s bullet header crashed off the crossbar.

The home side led 2-0 at the break, but it could so easily have been 2-2 in the opening minutes of the second half, as Lewis Toomey, Jhai Dhillon and Osobu all failed to convert good chances.

This woke up the home side and from then on, they dominated the game and added three more well worked team goals.

The first came on 57 minutes, as Smart broke away, passed the ball to Wright, who laid it into the path of Jarvis to slot home.

Four minutes later, Wright found Michael Atkinson and his cross was met by a lovely finish by Jarvis to make it 4-0.

The home side were still not finished and added number five with 15 minutes to go.

Smart found Charlie Kennedy in the box, and his cheeky back heel gave the ball back for Smart to fire into the net.

On 77 minutes, Town’s other new signing this week from Beaconsfield Jack McKnight got a chance to show what he could do, as the home side continued to press.

Subs Charlie McCann and Connor Davies both went close and Jarvis was denied his hat-trick, with a great save in the final minute.

The victory moved Town up to 17th in the table, and next up for them is a trip to local rivals Gosport on Monday.

After the game Town manager Terry Brown said: “I am absolutely delighted. We played some good football and looked solid in every department. The quality of finishing was good today and it was nice to see Aaron (Jarvis) on the scoresheet. Tim (Wohlfiel) has had an excellent debut and Sam Smart was the best player on the park.

“This win was massively important for us. We will now look forward to the trip to Gosport.”