A MIKE HEVERIN hat-trick sentenced struggling Caersws to their fifth straight defeat of the season at Plaskynaston on Friday.
The striker, back from a coaching spell in America, produced some clinical finishing to capitalise on a shaky defence that has now conceded 13 goals in their last three league outings.
Manager Wayne Phillips was delighted by Druids’ performance.
“It was Mike’s first full game, but he was a handful all night and he’s always going to score goals,” he said. “
“After being restricted for our first three games, we’ve now got options up front.
“When we were 3-0 up we got in a comfort zone, and took the foot off the gas a bit in the second half.”
After Sion Meredith went close for the visitors, the Ancients took charge with Heverin opening his account on seven minutes.
Five minutes later the lead was doubled when ex-Caersws stalwart Geraint Lewis nodded down an Evans corner and Chris McGinn volleyed in from close range.
Heverin continued to prove a threat before adding his second of the night on 35 minutes when his angled strike from the left edge of the box flew into the far top corner.
Meredith struck the underside of the bar from just outside the penalty area as Caersws improved after the break, but Druids had the last word as Heverin completed his hat-trick when stroking home his low shot from the edge of the box.