RAMPANT Cherries smashed five past Premier League opposition as they claimed the Betway Cup, with a 5-3 victory over West Ham.

Arnaut Danjuma, Dominic Solanke, Dan Gosling, Adam Smith and Jaidon Anthony all found the net as Jason Tindall’s side were never behind in an impressive display at London Stadium.

The dazzling performance came just a week before the Dorset club embark on their 2020-21 Championship campaign – starting with a home clash against Blackburn a week today.

Cherries named goalkeeper Jordan Archer in their starting XI for the clash with the Irons – having this week confirmed the former Millwall man was trialling at Vitality Stadium.

Club legend Marc Pugh, a free agent who has trained with Tindall’s side this week, was listed among the substitutes for the visitors.

Cherries did not include Steve Cook or Sam Surridge in their matchday squad due to slight injuries.

Quick thinking from keeper Archer almost helped the visitors gain the advantage after three minutes.

His long pass forward was flicked on by Solanke to set Danjuma free down the left. The winger’s square pass flicked off Issa Diop and narrowly evaded Solanke inside the box.

But Danjuma was to open the scoring with just five minutes gone.

Out of seemingly nothing, the Netherlands international beat two men in midfield before going through the gears, cutting inside and stroking past David Martin in the home goal.

A slick passing move from Cherries then added a second on 17 minutes.

After Solanke was fouled by Diop in midfield, good combination play between him, Danjuma and Smith allowed the latter to burst down the left.

Stand-in skipper Smith surged into the area before putting it on a plate for Solanke to tap in for 2-0.

West Ham’s Ben Johnson had been given a torrid time in defence by Smith and Danjuma. He was brought off by David Moyes in place of Ryan Fredericks, with just 27 minutes on the clock.

Manuel Lanzini was then forced off soon after, to be replaced by Josh Cullen.

But despite previously not troubling Cherries’ backline all afternoon, West Ham got themselves level with two goals in the space of four minutes.

Former Hull man Jarrod Bowen latched on to Cullen’s flicked through ball to lift over keeper Archer, before heading in a cross from the same provider after ghosting behind Cherries’ backline to make it 2-2.

Tindall freshened things up after the break for Cherries, bringing on Philip Billing and Gosling for Jefferson Lerma and Danjuma.

Solanke continued to threaten when he ran behind the Hammers’ back line and took the ball round keeper Martin – only to be dispossessed from an acute angle.

Gosling almost got in on the act. His driven effort was blocked after Billing’s precise pass was dummied by Stanislas.

But former Everton man Gosling was to get his goal two minutes before the hour mark. After Solanke had hit the post following a slick Cherries counter, the midfielder arrived late into the box to hammer home a third for the Dorset club.

And two minutes after the hour mark, Cherries had a fourth. Smith smashed into the bottom corner after good work from youngster Anthony.

That was to be the wing-back’s last act in the contest, as he was replaced by Pugh with 65 minutes on the clock.

Cherries were running riot with more than quarter of the game remaining, promising youngster Anthony took aim from the angle of the penalty area before curling into the top corner for 5-2 to the visitors.

Tindall then opted to introduce the likes of youngsters Jordan Zemura and Corey Jordan for the final stages.

West Ham did pull a goal back with six minutes remaining, Felipe Anderson found himself unmarked to head in form a corner – despite Archer getting a hand on the effort.

West Ham: Martin, Johnson (Fredericks, 27), Diop, Ogbonna (Balbuena, 63), Cresswell, Noble (Wilshere, 63), Fornals (Snodgrass, 82), Lanzini (Cullen, 33), Bowen (Masuaku, 63), Antonio (Anderson, 63), Haller (Silva, 82).

Unused subs: Coventry, Trott (g/k).

Cherries: Archer, Smith (Pugh, 65), Rico (Jordan, 77), Simpson, Mepham (Ofoborh, 60), Stacey, Lerma (Gosling, h-t), L Cook (Kilkenny, 77), Danjuma (Billing (h-t), Stanislas (Zemura, 77), Solanke (Anthony, 60).

Unused sub: Dennis (g/k).

Referee: Graham Scott.