SWANAGE Town & Herston's slump in form was ended in style as they thrashed Shaftesbury Town reserves 4-0 in the Dorset Premier League.

Paul Best and Charlie Brassington each bagged braces for Tony Parrott's men.

Swans came into the game on the back of four straight defeats, but quickly set about putting that right.

Brassington gave his side the perfect start, breaking the deadlock after five minutes at Day's Park with a long-range effort.

Rowan Robinson went close to adding a second, before the lead was doubled with Brassington again on target.

Swans' man-of-the-match for the second week in a row, Brassington made it 2-0 with a sublime free-kick, which flew in off the post.

He was only denied his hat-trick shortly afterwards when goalkeeper Tyler Roberts-Disson produced a fine save.

But Swans were 3-0 up by half-time with striker Best firing home following a corner.

Ben Hodder made a smart stop to ensure the clean sheet remained going into the break.

Best and Jake Streams both went close early in the second half, before Shaftesbury earned a big chance to breathe some life back into the contest.

However, Harry Wilkinson fired a penalty over the crossbar.

Best fluffed his lines at the other end, before Swanage's top scorer did get his second of the afternoon, teed up by Brassington to notch his 16th of the campaign.

The win lifts Swans above Shaftesbury and into 12th place.

Elsewhere, Corfe Castle let a 1-0 half-time lead slip to lose 5-1 at Westland Sports, while Wareham Rangers drew 1-1 at Holt United, James Peters on target.