FREE-SCORING Little Oakley thrashed bottom club Sporting Bengal United 8-0 at the Memorial Ground, writes LARRY DOBKIN.

Bengal started well in the Essex Senior League clash but the Acorns took the lead through Gregg Rodger, who converted from the spot after he had been fouled in the box.

And Oakley doubled their lead when Rodger placed the ball wide of the keeper, who had pushed Johnson's curled shot into his path.

Bengal did not stop trying and created three chances in quick succession that flew wide of the target, before the break.

Oakley started the second half well through and Rodger's 25-yard effort hit the top of the bar and went to safety.

But the hosts made it 3-0 when Mann's half volley found the corner of the net, after he had been found by Rodger in the box.

Oakley were attacking in waves and it was 4-0 when Lumley hit a dipping shot that the keeper only managed to parry into the top of the net.

And they added a fifth when Brothers showed all his experience to float the ball to Dutch, whose bullet header flew into the top of the net.

Rodger was causing the Bengal defence many problems and his jinking run resulted in a low cross that allowed Rowe to tap in at the back post.

Oakley were quickly back on the attack and another corner found Dutch who dispatched the ball into the corner of the net for his second of the game and his side's seventh.

And the Acorns wrapped up their win late on when man-of-the-match Rodger completed his hat-trick, bending the ball around the defender and into the bottom corner.

Bengal's miserable day was complete when their forward was sent off before the end following a minor scuffle with Johnson who received a yellow card, as Oakley claimed a big win.

Oakley play their final home game of the season on Saturday when they host Saffron Walden Town.

Prior to kick-off, the club will officially open their new stand, which is named after lifelong Little Oakley supporter Gordon Carter.