Petersfield Town manager Connor Hoare was delighted with his side after they picked up an emphatic 5-0 win at Lymington Town in the Wessex League Premier Division.
Dec Seiden (2), Matty Dougan, Tommy Tierney and Harrison Cable scored the goals as the Rams ran riot against the league’s bottom side.
The opener came 36 minutes in when Seiden poked in at the back post. The Rams doubled their lead six minutes into the second half when Dougan shot low through bodies and off the far post and into the net.
Seiden grabbed his second and Petersfield’s third when he slotted under the keeper.
Tierney then rolled the ball into an empty net before Cable fired into the top corner.
“I’m absolutely delighted with the win,” said Hoare. “The lads worked extremely hard and put in maximum effort to get the result. The performance was great, and on another day we may have put more past them.
“The goals weren’t the usual types we score, in terms of long build-ups and patient play. It was a case of chasing the ball down, regaining it as quickly as we could and attacking with real intensity – getting as many numbers in the box while not leaving ourselves exposed. This was pleasing to see.”
Hoare was also thrilled to see his side keep a clean sheet.
“I’m delighted Jay Morris kept a clean sheet,” he said. “He has been fantastic this season and has been an integral part of our team. We are glad to have him.”
Petersfield had already beaten Lymington 6-0 in the FA Cup and 7-0 in the reverse league fixture earlier this season, and Hoare was happy to see his side didn’t underestimate their opponents.
“It was really pleasing to see the boys show desire as these games can always be hard – especially after beating them twice already,” said Hoare.
The Rams now have back-to-back victories in the league after winning 2-1 at Cowes Sports in their previous league game, and will travel to Blackfield & Langley today (Saturday).
“It’s really good to get two wins in a row,” said Hoare.
“Hopefully we can get a run going as we have some tough fixtures coming up – starting against Blackfield.
“Momentum is huge in football, so it’s important when you have it to take full advantage.
“Blackfield will be a tough match. They have signed some good players and have proven they can get good results against good teams, so we will be going into this match giving them full respect as this could be a very tough game for us. It’s important we remain patient and stay intense off the ball.”