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Ten goals but boss Callum Brooks believes New Milton can do more
HARD-to-please boss Callum Brooks watched New Milton rattle in 10 goals to return to the Wessex One summit, yet claimed: “We were not that great.”
According to a Wessex official, Linnets became the first team to hit double figures in the league during the past four years after walloping Fleet Spurs 10-2 at Fawcett’s Field on Saturday.
Most of the damage was done in the second half with Milton only 2-1 up at the interval thanks to Sam Carter’s strike and Rob Teppett’s penalty.
But further goals from Kabba Jack (2) and another for Carter were quickly followed by the completion of Teppett’s hat-trick, while substitute Carl Chivers also helped himself to a quickfire treble.
And while Brooks praised his charges for taking their chances, he surprisingly said he had not enjoyed the performance as much as he would have liked.
New Milton’s manager told the Daily Echo: “I thought we were well worth our result because we did the effective things well but, to be honest, we were not that great.
“We missed a stack of chances in the first half, but everything we hit went in during the second and their tails understandably went down a bit.
“This might sound strange but we were far from our best and have played a lot better this season.
“We spotted a couple of weaknesses, hit them over the top a few times and capitalised.”
The eight-goal swing saw Linnets leapfrog previous leaders Andover Town on goal difference and matched the league’s last recorded 10-goal salvo, Poole Town’s 10-0 victory over Horndean at Tatnam in April 2009.
Linnets: Murphy, Ohameje (Bolger-Wood, 75), Groves, Drew, Davidson, O’Dell (Dear, 75), Bayston, Patrick, Teppett, Jack, Carter (Chivers, 70). Unused subs: Tilley, Jackson.
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