Wealdstone eased into the third qualifying round of the FA Cup with a 5-0 win away at Southern League Premier Division South side Farnborough.

Ross Lafayette struck a first-half brace for the Stones, and that was added to by Dennon Lewis, Jacob Mendy and Sanchez Watt to seal an emphatic victory.

The visitors started brightly and were close to taking the lead in just the fifth minute, but Nick Arnold’s effort at the far post was cleared off the line.

After constant pressure from Wealdstone in the first half, they got their reward on 30 minutes when Lafayette pounced on a loose ball in the box to fire home.

The second arrived just 10 minutes later as Lewis picked the ball up on the edge of the area, and he rifled a spectacular effort into the top corner.

And, before the half-time whistle could be sounded, the Stones put the game beyond any reasonable doubt when Lafayette got his head to Danny Green’s corner and turned in.

The second half continued in largely the same vein as Green and Lafayette both spurned opportunities to make it four, but Mendy didn’t pass that chance up just after the hour mark when he latched onto a through ball and finished coolly.

Just seven minutes later Mendy almost had his second, but he blazed over the bar from the edge of the area.

The victory was sealed in style late on as Mendy hit a half-volley that seemed to be travelling off target, but Watt re-positioned himself well enough to send a dipping header over the Farnborough goalkeeper and for his first goal for the club.

Victory for Wealdstone sets up a tie with Bristol Manor Farm in the third qualifying round, set to be played across the weekend of 5-6 October, while next they host Havant & Waterlooville in the National League South.