NO-HOPERS Fairfield Titans marked their 50th Evesham & District Sunday League match in style by grabbing their first win – a 6-2 thrashing of Vale United.

The previous 49 outings had yielded just one draw, which arrived in their second match back in September 2016, with a whopping 326 goals conceded along the way.

Fairfield’s first season finished with a goal difference of minus 150, a figure that was lightly improved with minus 106 last season despite failing to register a single point.

Things appeared to be betting no better this term with 11 goals shipped at home to Wordsley Rangers and as many conceded in the first half against Alcester Town Sunday only two weeks ago.

Titans at least kept a clean sheet in the second half of that one and despite following that up with a 4-0 home defeat at home to unbeaten Division Three leaders Stratford HGC the week after, a first scalp was just around the corner.

George Payne began a quick-fire start with Sam Cook’s double taking Fairfield into the uncharted of a three-goal lead inside 25 minutes.

It seemed the writing was on the wall again when United got two back before the interval but Cook rattled in another two before Stephen Vizor rounded off the scoring to set up wild celebrations in the The Fairfield Pub on Battleton Road while manager Bobby Rushton fielded a barrage of congratulatory messages.

Player Dave Saunders, currently sidelined by injury, said: “We were three up in no time which came totally out of the blue.

“When Vale got back to 3-2 we thought ‘here we go again’ but the response in the second half was amazing, we just went on. It was absolutely great, we played really well but the whole day was weird.”

League secretary Martin Malin said: “I was really pleased to see Fairfield get a result, they have been great to deal with from day one and despite results have always been a very well-ran team.

“They won the league’s Fair Play Award last season as well so full credit to them, they get a team out every week. I hope they enjoyed Sunday, it was certainly well deserved for their efforts.”