By Martin Voller

BRENTWOOD Town produced a clinical performance as they thumped Lewes 5-1 at the Dripping Pan to earn their first away points of the season.

The Blues led 2-0 at half-time after Philip Anderson and Jamie Guy scored either side of Lewes missing a penalty .

Liam Hope increased Brentwood’s advantage early in the second half before Tom Richardson came off the bench to cement the win. Substitute Alex Laing scored an injury-time consolation goal from the penalty spot for Lewes, but there was still time for Robbie Rees to add a fifth for Town.

The Blues move up six places to 12th in the Ryman Premier Division, while Lewes drop into the bottom four.

The only change to the Brentwood team from the FA Cup the previous weekend came at right-back, wher e Leon Gordon replaced Ritchie Jones.

Town manager Dean Holdsworth said: “It was a great day at the office.

I thought we were excellent forabig percentage of that game. We were very, very clinical.

“We looked very strong, set-pieces were excellent. Changes made a difference, gave usalittle bit more when we needed it and two subs came on and scored two goals. It’s our first away win and I think we thoroughly deserved three points.”