Badshot Lea co-manager Gavin Smith praised his side after they swept aside Binfield 6-0 at Westfield Lane in the first round of the Velocity Cup on Tuesday night.

The Baggies were quick out of the traps and took the lead in the 24th minute when Tane Caubo slotted home. The hosts doubled their advantage two minutes later when Billy Oram smashed home.

It was 3-0 on 52 minutes when Nick Medcraft headed home after a fine cross from Lamin Ceesay. Ceesay also created the fourth, when he laid the ball off for Reece Robins to fire home in the 74th minute.

Substitute Danilo Cadete tapped in the fifth on 79 minutes, and Steven Sylla completed the scoring when he smashed home the sixth in the 85th minute with a superb strike.

After two defeats, Smith was delighted to get back to winning ways.

"It was important to win after two defeats," said Smith. "I've been pleased with our performances in the past two games, but it was important that we got a win.

"At times Binfield looked like they could play, but I would have been disappointed if we hadn't got a good win based on the balance of play. We should have scored more – we should have been more ruthless.

"In the final third the decision making, final pass and extra little bit of detail make the difference. The better teams will do that – we need to get into those habits.

"We've been moaning about how many chances we've missed and you want everyone to get their name on the scoresheet to settle them down.

"Reece works his socks off, so it was good for him to get a goal. Steve scored a great goal, and it was good for Danilo to come on and get a goal.

"Lamin was desperate to get a goal but he's looked a threat – which is a real positive.

"If we had got a better result on Saturday we probably would have made more changes – but when you make a lot of changes it becomes disjointed so we just made the three changes.

"We're not going to get carried away. We've got two tough games coming up on Saturday and Monday. It's going to be a tough season, but we're expecting that."

Smith was also pleased that his side kept their first clean sheet of the season.

"At 2-0 at half-time I would have been disappointed if we conceded a goal," he said. "They had a few shots from outside the box that were decent, but I would have been disappointed if we had let them score. A clean sheet was vital."