Kings Langley emphatically put a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend behind them as they turned on the style to blitz Haverhill Borough 8-0 in the FA Cup with a four-goal salvo in each half.

Following consecutive Southern League Premier Division defeat, Paul Hobbs made a couple of changes for the trip to Suffolk as Josh Coldicott-Stevens was included in place of the suspended Dean Hitchcock, while Kieran Turner reclaimed the left wing berth.

Indeed it was the latter, whose style seems ideally suited to artificial pitches such as yesterday’s first qualifying round tie was played on, gave his opposite number a torrid afternoon and was hugely influential throughout.

Gareth Price had the ball in the net as early as the third minute but was ruled offside. But the home side had two chances in the first 15 minutes when Ross Hampton blocked a Charlie Holmes breakthrough before it was scrambled away and the same two players were involved in a similar incident from a Ryan Weaving cross with the same outcome.

Both sides were using the long ball to accurate effect, but it was Kings whose incisive passing caught the eye and a second ‘goal’ was disallowed, this time by Stevie Ward.

The breakthrough came on the half-hour when Turner’s run and pass saw Mitchell Weiss’ shot blocked but rebound to Turner to blast home.

Within a minute, a Weiss through ball was ideal for Price to convert and then a Lee Stobbs corner was headed home by an unmarked Weiss.

Turner had the last word of the opening half when he again surged past the full-back, cut inside and sent an acute rasper into the far netting for a 4-0 interval lead.

Borough never stopped trying to play good football and held their opponents until the approach of the hour, when Price cut in from the right and his low shot beat the keeper.

This again signalled the quick-fire addition of another goal and Weiss robbed the defence and sent a shot from the edge of the box past a stunned keeper to make it 6-0.

With three players on two goals each, Ward got into the act, taking a Matt Bateman through ball on the run to ripple the net and then convert a penalty after he was brought down by Ash Botten.

Borough were welcoming hosts, battled to the end and were gracious in defeat, but first to concede that, in the end, the two-step gap between the teams proved too much on the day.

Kings Langley: Hampton; Connolly (Pattison 53), Johnson, Adebiyi; Folarin, Stobbs (Cox 73), Ward, Turner, Coldicott-Stevens; Weiss, Price (Bateman 62). Subs not used: Tring, Balogun, Waldren, Keating.