Petersfield Town manager Connor Hoare was full of praise for his side after they thrashed Lymington Town 7-0 to pick up their first points of the season in the Wessex League Premier Division.

Archie Greenough (four), Nathan Primus, Oli Davies and Tommy Tierney scored the goals as the Rams ran riot at Love Lane.

“The lads did exactly what we asked them to do – it was very pleasing,” said Hoare. “They kept their spirits up after recent results and were still confident.

“Because performances have been good they were still able to go out and perform. Archie is absolutely lethal. That’s what you want from a striker – to have that desire to score goals.”

The Rams raced into a 5-0 lead before half-time, but continued to push in the second half and added two more goals through Davies and Tierney – and Hoare was pleased with his side’s standards throughout the game.

“The main message at half-time was to do what we do and understand why we’re in this position and why we were able to get those five goals,” said Hoare.

“It was important for us to not come away from our standards because the lads haven’t been together too long – so we’re still getting our style across.”