Holbeach United 6
Cogenhoe United 0
Danny Hussey piled praise on his Holbeach United side after seeing them smash Cogenhoe United 6-0 on Saturday.
The Tigers made it three wins on the spin with a dominant display against their Uhlsport UCL Premier Division rivals at Carter’s Park, with Josh Ford helping himself to a hat-trick.
Red-hot hitman Ford netted on 21, 81 and 90 minutes, while striker partners Jonny Lockie (24 and 73) and Liam Adams (47) also scored in a very one-sided affair.
A happy Hussey was impressed with everything that he saw, feeling the performance gave the 77 fans in attendance “value for money” and suggesting that 6-0 flattered Cogenhoe.
He said: “It was a really good performance, I’m absolutely over the moon with what I saw from the boys.
“It was great to see us play 90 minutes of impressive football, I enjoyed what I saw and felt like the fans did too – they got value for money coming to watch us.
“The football was great and our energy levels were high. We pressed well and passed the ball in tight spaces, which is something I’ve been trying to implement.
“Our front three looked very dangerous and Jonny Lockie, in particular, had a heyday on the right hand side. Josh Ford is really enjoying himself in attack and is now showing me why I have to play him as a striker and not a right back.
“Fair play to him, since he’s gone up front he’s been brilliant. The front three, including Liam Adams, are undroppable at the moment really. Our third goal, which Liam scored, was my favourite. All three of them played a part in the goal and it was brilliant to see.
“If I’m honest, 6-0 flattered Cogenhoe on the day – we could easily have scored double figures.
“We’ve come a long way in recent weeks and it’s really pleasing to see the boys improving week on week. I’m very happy with them at the moment.”
Holbeach took a deserved lead through Ford on 21 minutes. He played a one-two with Lockie before smashing home a first-time finish from the edge of the box.
The Tigers doubled their money just before the break when Joe Smith’s cross from the left was volleyed home from close range by a free Lockie.
Goal three was the pick of the bunch as Adam Jackson won the ball and fed Lockie, who in turn found Ford. He laid the ball back for Adams to fire a great strike high into the roof of the net.
Lockie and Ford both hit the woodwork before the fourth goal was netted by a rampant Lockie, who finished off a cross from the always-involved Ford.
That theme continued as Ford calmly slotted his second with nine minutes left, before sub Will Bird unselfishly teed up the striker to tap home his hat-trick goal in added time.
Holbeach are back at home against Rothwell Corinthians on Wednesday night (7.45pm).
Tigers: Drury, Wilson (Nicholson 81), T Smith, N Jackson, Fairweather, A Jackson, J Smith (Bird 77), Tinkler (Oliver 71), Ford, Lockie, Adams. Not used: Braithwaite.