Tudors boss Dean Brennan hailed an ‘unbelievable result’ as his depleted side romped to a 4-2 win over Weston-Super-Mare.
The Tudors went into the game with a raft of injuries, but got the job done in impressive style with goals from skipper James Potton, centre-forward Oliver Hawkins and a superb brace from midfield maestro Matt Spring.
“I was really pleased to get the win, especially as we only had 12 first team players available,” said Brennan.
“Jamie Slabber played with a tummy bug and we managed to get an hour out of him; we had two 16-year-old schoolboys on the bench and we had two development players on the bench in (Emmanuel) Forilins and (Rheo) Josephs.
“All in all it’s an unbelievable result – especially to score four goals – so we are delighted to come away with the three points.”
Brennan was particularly pleased with the start his team made to the game as they put winless Weston on the back foot from the off.
“To be honest we should have been out of sight after the opening 10 minutes,” he said. “I think we had abut five clear-cut chances.
“We started the game really well which was our gameplan, because we knew that their confidence was going to be really low after conceding eight goals in their previous two games.
“We tried to get after them really early and get right in their face with a high tempo.”
The six-goal thriller came as a contrast to the 1-0 wins Hemel picked up in their opening two National League South encounters, but Brennan has no complaints about the two goals conceded by his side.
“To be fair, there was nothing we could do about their two goals; the first was deflected and the other was a worldie from a very tight angle – it was a very good goal,” said the Hemel boss.
“I’m not too displeased about the two goals we conceded; I’m just delighted that we scored four and won the game with the squad the way it is.”