BOSS Tom Prodomo insists the flying start made by Bashley’s early birds is no fluke.

Kabba Jack’s eighth goal in as many Sydenhams Wessex League outings handed Bash a 1-0 win over much-fancied Bemerton in the Premier Division.

Their sixth success of the campaign means Prodomo’s charges have racked up more victories in their first eight league games this term than the club managed in 128 attempts across the previous three seasons in the Southern League.

Prodomo told the Daily Echo: “Whenever a club has been through what we have, there will always be some intrigue and speaking to a few of the other managers, there has been a lot of interest in how we are going to do.

“With each week that passes, there is a little less surprise about our results but people will still keep a close eye on it.

“We have done well against quite a few of the fancied sides and these results have not just landed on the table. The boys have been in three times a week since June 11, we have had to work hard for it and that will continue.”

On the match, Prodomo added: “Maybe a draw would have been fair. Both sides had their spells in the game but I didn’t think anyone could complain too much about us taking the three points.

“We played well in the first half and the second was more about grit and organisation.”

Sought-after striker Luke Stone was on target again as Christchurch soared past Alton 4-1 at Hurn Bridge.

Stone, a transfer target for Bournemouth Poppies, netted his sixth of the campaign to help Priory move up to 10th in Sydenhams Wessex Division One. Aaron Atkinson and a brace from Mark Claremont saw the hosts home.

Lee Vint scored as Ringwood Town drew 1-1 at home to Totton & Eling, while New Milton Town won 2-0 at Tadley Calleva.

In the Premier Division, Poppies bagged a useful point with 0-0 draw against heavyweights Sholing. Lymington Town beat Guernsey-based Northerners 3-2 in the Hampshire Senior Cup.