SPORTZ Central provided the upset of the weekend in the Swindon & District League Premier Division after beating previously unbeaten Ruby Removals 5-3 away from home.

Elloy Pereira’s brace set Central on their way, while Alisto Pires, Valenco Pires and Francisco Dias also scored to secure Sportz’s first victory of the season.

Central’s only previous point came almost a month ago as they drew 3-3 with Swindon Supermarine Development, before a postponed fixture and a narrow loss saw the wait for a maiden win go on.

But a shock-and-awe performance saw that drought come to an end on Saturday, and manager Aaron Cordoza felt their opponents misjudged the difficulty of the task before them prior to kick-off.

Cordoza said: “I have to give huge credit to our lads first of all. In a way, we are surprised with how we performed on the day because it was a different performance to our previous three games.

“If you look at where we were in the table and how well Ruby have done so far this season and all of last season, I think they did underestimate us.

“But on the day, we played some good football and managed to get the victory.

“We had a slow pre-season and it’s taken us a while for everything to fall into place, but on Saturday, everything clicked for us.

“We moved the ball much better than we have done before and we mixed our game up really well.

“We also had to match Ruby up with the physical side, and we did that, so I think we had all the elements you need to win a game of football and that proved vital for us in the end.”

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Paragon took over top spot following their narrow 4-3 victory over Nalgo Sports Club – Paragon were the only home team to win at the weekend.

Wroughton Reserves missed the chance to climb to the summit after their 3-1 defeat to Highworth Town Development.

There were 10-goal victories for two other teams in the league this weekend.

Redhouse dispatched bottom side The Regent 10-0 away, while Ashton Keynes also claimed a dominant victory away at Wheatsheaf Stratton, winning 10-1.

The Globe beat Swindon Supermarine Development 5-3 away from home for their second win of the season.

In Division One, Swindon Centurians made it four wins from five thanks to a 3-1 success at home to Ramsbury, while third-place Priory Vale kept up the pressure on the leaders with a comfortable 7-0 away win against FC Abbeymeads.

North Swindon claimed their first win of the season thanks to a 4-2 success at home to Moredon.

Chiseldon beat Spectrum 4-1, while Cricklade inflicted Marlborough’s fifth league loss of the season thanks to a 6-2 victory.

Bassett Bulldogs moved up to fourth place thanks to a 4-2 victory over struggling Down Ampney.