BOSS Will Croker saw Bournemouth power to a half-century during the second half against Weston-super-Mare and insisted: “The boys all want to get their share of touchdowns.”

The dominant South West Premier leaders took a while to get going in their first contest since before Christmas and led 12-7 at the interval at Chapel Gate.

But having chalked up 50 points in the second half, Lions were rampant in recording their 14th win from 15 league games this season with a 62-12 triumph.

Head coach Croker told the Daily Echo: “Weston-super-Mare were a decent challenge.

“They put up a decent fight in the first half and that was probably what we needed because it meant at half-time I could get into the players a little bit about their accuracy.

“It wasn’t a case of shouting or screaming. It was more a case of ‘come on, what’s going to win us this game?’.

“We felt at half-time we needed to lift it up a little and express ourselves more within our structure and shape.

“We scored 50 points in the second half. It’s not often you get that at our level, especially when the first half was only 12-7.

“When you are scoring like that, everyone wants to be part of it. We want to see wingers score tries and fly-halves kick goals but the boys all want to get their share of touchdowns as well.”

Freddie Gleadowe and Dan Stewart scored tries for the Chapel Gate outfit to put them ahead at the interval.

The floodgates then opened with seven Bournemouth tries coming in the second period.

Gleadowe added his second along with doubles for Grant Hancox and Sam Hardcastle. Joe Tarrant and Tom Napier also crossed the whitewash.

And Croker, whose side have totalled a whopping 571 league points this campaign, was pleased to see scores shared around.

“We were delighted,” he added. “There were some sensational performances in the backs, Freddie Gleadowe was at his best.

“Sam Hardcastle came off the bench to replace Scott Chislett fairly early, which meant Mike Pope went to full-back and Karim (Lynch) moved to 12. They all acquitted themselves really well. Dan Stewart was excellent.

“What was so pleasing for me is when one guy made a line-break, everybody else flooded. There were some fantastic tries with forwards and backs combining.

“There were times where a back would make a line-break and a forward would be in support – then it was a back who finished it off. That, for me, is the sign of a real squad in that they are hungry to help out their mates.

“It used to be that a quick lad would make a break and all the fat forwards would be stood on the halfway line shouting ‘go on, keep going!’.

“Now these boys are champing at the bit to get in support and make sure the move continues.”

One negative moment came for Lions came when Chislett was forced off after just five minutes due to a knee injury, which is set to be further assessed.

Victory means title-chasing Bournemouth are now 11 points clear at the summit ahead of rivals Barnstaple.