IF THIS had been a boxing match the referee would have quickly put a stop to the bout as two goals in the opening ten minutes left Clanfield clinging to the ropes.

On paper Calne were in for a competitive game against their Hellenic League opponents, but once the first goal went in it was a clear mis-match.

Calne manager Kelvin Highmore, who rotated his side throughout the game on Monday, said it was pleasing to see the goals fly in but he would not be getting carried away.

"This was only our second pre-season game after the Chippenham match so it is still very early days," Highmore said. "Things are still up in the air at this stage and we won't know our final squad for a another few weeks. But the most pleasing aspect of the game was seeing the young players get a chance to show what they can do."

Among the trialists were goalkeeper Pete Hussey, midfielder Jan Kilovski, 16-year-old midfielder Chris Beasley and 15-year-old left-winger Marcus Neil.

It took Calne only two minutes to cut through a sluggish Clanfield defence with Armstrong crossing for Ben Highmore to finish. It was quickly 2-0 as Gary Smart finished well from 15 yards. The third came from Martin Wheeler, whose 30-yard drive in the 24th minute stung the keeper Steve Verran's palms on the way in.

Armstrong got his first a minute later, stabbing the ball in off a post. Substitute Ben Moore completed the first half tally, tapping in with his first touch of the game.

The goals continued to flow after the restart with Neil confidently drilling in number six, before Highmore struck two more in quick succession to claim the first hat-trick of the night.

Armstrong was re-introduced for his second spell of the match and he quickly grabbed two more goals.