ASHBOURNE gave some fringe players a taste of first-team action due to a list of absentees and the result was a satisfying Staffordshire Senior League win.
Sam Archer's set-pieces have been crucial of late and it was from a corner, whipped in and missed by the Norton keeper, that Shaun Millward tapped them in front in the first half.
Paul Spencer and Paul Etherington were winning the midfield battle for Ashbourne and they set out to kill the game off after the break.
When Spencer released Adam Lomas down the left he was fouled in a dangerous position and Archer's free kick presented Charles Mann with the chance to double the lead.
Archer next did the business from open play, his delightful through ball releasing substitute James Ingram, who outpaced the defence to make it 3-0.
ASHBOURNE: Avery, Barrie, Taylor, Gibson, Lomas, Millward, Spencer, Etherington, Archer, Mann, Coates. Subs: Ingram, Sears.