BASIC mistakes ensured Littleton remain pointless after seven Midland Football League Division One matches following a 4-0 defeat at Brocton.

Hopes were high after a morale-boosting FA Vase victory over league leaders Lichfield City seven days previously only for familiar problems to return.

Rohan Wedderburn-Spencer was left unmarked to crash home unchallenged six minutes in and while the Ton Boys had their chances, an own goal five minutes before half-time gave them an uphill task.

It came from a series of errors at the back with Nathaniel Lewars denied one-on-one by keeper Joe Gisbourne only for Brad Izod to slice a clearance into his own net.

Josh Swales smacked the Brocton bar with a 30-yard free kick and Littleton offered more hope going forward before getting picked off on the break.

Matt Kimmins wrapped up the points, finding the net with a deflected shot before rounding off the scoring from close range.

Littleton return home for an FA Vase tie with Smethwick Rangers on Saturday (3pm) before entertaining FC Stratford in the Smedley Crooke Cup on Wednesday (7.45).