HOLYPORT manager Derek Sweetman has explained that the 7-1 win against North Leigh United in the Hellenic Floodlit Cup was a good workout for his side on Tuesday, writes Rob Stevens.

Jonny Feaver and Fabian Driffill both scored a hat-trick, with the other goal for Port coming from Josh Masters in the first round tie at Summerleaze.

Sweetman told the Observer: "We created chances, scored some goals and played really well. It was a dominant display from start to finish.

"North Leigh were a very young outfit and they never gave up, causing us one or two problems, but we were better than them physically.

"We overcame those problems and, to be fair, if we had scored a few more goals it would've been just reward for the effort we put in to break them down really.

"Without being disrespectful to North Leigh, if we had got into double figures then no-one would've complained."

Holyport do not have a fixture to fulfill this Saturday, much to the annoyance of Sweetman, but return to action with a trip to AFC Aldermaston in the Subsidiary Cup next Tuesday (7.45pm).

Sweetman commented: "It's very annoying not to have a game on Saturday because the league is an important one for us and we want to get points on the board to get our season going.

"We didn't play last weekend either and our next three games are all away in cups, so we won't play in the league for another two weeks."

He added: "Aldermaston were at the top of our group (in the Subsidiary Cup) but lost their last game, and have lost their last three in all competitions.

"There's a lot of opportunity to progress into the next stage and that's what we want to do. We've played two and won two, so that's all we can ask for at the moment.

"Maybe Aldermaston haven't had their strongest side out recently, and we will have three or four missing. We know it'll be a tough one as all the sides in the Reading area are difficult to beat.

"The top six sides in this league (Division One East) are very close so on any given day you can beat them quite comfortably or you can struggle."