A 5-0 thrashing of already relegated Bishop’s Stortford raised what has often been a gloomy mood around Wealdstone’s Grosvenor Vale on Easter Monday, while news the club could still have a chance of reaching the play-offs may yet improve it further.

On the back of a 1-1 draw at Hampton and Richmond on Saturday, with Ciaron Brown on the scoresheet, Wealdstone were rampant in dispatching long-suffering Stortford back on home soil.

Eddie Oshodi put them in front within 46 seconds and Dan Fitchett continued his bright start in blue and white with a second five minutes later.

It was three shortly before the hour mark when Wright grabbed a goal of his own.

And in the dying moments Danny Green added a goal-of-the-season contender with a 30 yard stunning volley, before Elliot Benyon scored his first league goal since returning from injury in added time.

Both Hungerford and Poole, sitting fifth and sixth respectively, have been ruled out of play-off contention on ground regulations, say to the Football League Paper.

That means seventh place should be enough for a spot - and the Stones currently trail Hampton, who occupy that position, by a point with two games remaining.

“Had we won at Hampton it would’ve put us in pole position,” said manager Gordon Bartlett. “That’s what we’ve got to strive for.

“I can’t pretend we haven’t been thinking about it. Despite the feeling of disappointment from the season, we’ve been in the last 16 of the trophy, fourth qualifying of the FA Cup, we’re got two cup finals to come and we might get in the play-offs. It’s not been that bad.

“We’ve not done as well as we could do but you don’t just throw money at something and then it all falls into place.”

On Saturday, Wealdstone take on Hungerford at the Vale, and could jump into seventh with victory.

On the visitors’ potential lack of motivation, Bartlett said: “From a personal point of view if you’d got to 6th you’d be bitterly disappointed if the club hadn’t done its work to take you up.”