Corinthian-Casuals comfortably overcame a potential banana skin in Shoreham in tricky freezing conditions, winning 3-0 to take second spot in the Bostik League South.

A first half strike from Max Oldham was complemented in the second period by Gabriel Odunaike with Oldham completing the proceedings.

With snow and ice causing postponements across the South, Corinth's match was one of the few to survive and enabled James Bracken’s side to add more points to their league tally whilst their promotion rivals sat out another weekend. Against a side with just eight points to their name this season, this was a sure fire chance to continue the impressive run of successive wins.

However, on a pitch that’s seen better days and with a strong, biting wind across the Taxi-Link Stadium, it wasn’t going to be as easy as suggested on paper.

Shoreham opened brightly and looked to counter Casuals by breaking with the wind behind their backs. Danny Bracken was called into action early on as well as Jack Strange who needed his wits about him to clear off the line.

Though possession and territory certainly belonged to Casuals, they only made it count with the dying minutes of the first half. Receiving a short corner from Josh Uzun, Max Oldham looped in a ball which dipped wickedly into the far corner of the goal much to the delight of the Casuals’ faithful.

It took a while for Casuals to put the game to bed though not without a scare or two. Shoreham were reduced to ten men when Tadley Bromage was dismissed following a reckless challenge on Kevant Serbony. Despite this, Captain Danny Bracken had to pull off an excellent double-save to prevent their hosts from equalising.

On 77 minutes, the game was put to bed. Jordan Clarke’s shot from the right could only be parried into the path of Gabriel Odunaike who calmly slotted home from a couple of yards.

With the comfort of a two-goal lead, Casuals opened up and looked to up their goal difference advantage. The third came in the 81st minute when neat trickery from Clarke saw him pull the ball back from the byline, passing to Oldham who couldn’t miss from the six-yard box.

Casuals have now won their last seven league matches – the best form of any side in Steps 1-4 nationally (276 football clubs). An impressive feat for the Amateur side.

“With the wind and the pitch today, people could argue it’s a leveller between the sides,” said James Bracken following the win. “I don’t think that’s the case. It just makes it more difficult for your class to tell.”

“At 3-0 it was comfortable in the end but it took us a little longer to achieve that than I’d like.

“That said, Shoreham beat Molesey a couple of weeks ago and held leaders Lewes to 0-0 for half an hour. I said to the boys, we have to be patient and ensure we continue to do things according to plan. Once we got the first goal, the game opened up a little more which enabled us to get the second and third.

“We’ve only lost once since December and that was a game where we scored a perfectly good equaliser only to be ruled out. We’re doing well. We’re not losing many. We have to ensure we’re doing enough to win every week. Eight games to go and we’re ticking them off one-by-one.”

Casuals won 1-0 at VCD Athletic on Tuesday night thanks to a 33rd minute goal from Gabriel Odunaike.

They are now second in the table, two points behind leaders Lewes who have two games in hand of James Bracken's side.

Lewes are due to host third-placed Carshalton Athletic tonight (Wednesday).