OVERTON United extended their winning run to five straight games as they won 3-0 at Fleetlands.

In desperate conditions, Overton were without three key players in Johnie Gurney, Kieron Fuller and Richard Spiers but welcomed Max Elward and Dave Parry into the starting line up.

Fleetlands started the brightest of the two teams, however, Overton goalkeeper, Paddy O’Brien dealt with long distance efforts with ease.

The bad conditions contributed to a long stoppage after Alex Jupp suffered a bad injury on 30 minutes and was replaced by 17-year-old Josh Smith who made an immediate impact with his first corner which was met by Parry to head home at the near post on 35 minutes.

Overton doubled the lead on two minutes before the break, as Dave Parry ghosting past the Fleetlands defenders to neatly lift the ball past the keeper with a classy finish.

The second half saw Max Elward stamping his authority on the game with some great passing.

Overton peppered the Fleetlands defence with numerous chances to put the game to bed.

However, it was the debutant, Smith who sealed the game with a nice turn and finish to the roof of the net with his left foot on 65 minutes.

Overton should of made it 4-0 from the penalty spot, but the home goalkeeper saved well from Steve Price to leave the big lad frustrated not to be on the scoresheet.

Overton managed the remaining 10 minutes nicely with Louis Chambers and Darren Turner controlling any Fleetlands threat, as the visitors won 3-0.

Joint manager Gary Savory said: "Once again, the lads showed great maturity and togetherness in difficult conditions. The addition of Max Elward and Dave Parry adds match winning qualities to our side.

"We were chuffed to see young Josh Smith do well too. Josh has trained hard and wants to do well. He deserved his chance and he certainly took it."

He added: "All the lads trust each other on the pitch and everyone is taking responsibility. Its also great to see our reserves going top of the league with another win. It feels like the club is going in the right direction. More importantly, we do wish a speedy recovery to Alex Jupp."

Overton are now seventh in the Hampshire Premier League table and this Saturday they are away at lowly Colden Common.