The Lambs move into the next round of the Buildbase F A Vase following this comprehensive victory over Western League side Keynsham. It was another top quality performance by the team with everyone playing their part.
The visitors were quick out of the blocks, but play was fairly even over the opening fifteen minutes. Warren Daw saw his header go inches over the bar, before the hosts saw their first effort from Harris go well off target. Shane Krac then had a shot saved by home keeper Wintle.
The Lambs took the lead in the 17th minute when a good move saw Ricki Shepherd pick out Glynn Hobbs, his thunderous shot nestle in the back of the net. Shortly afterwards Josh Oak made a good save to deny Harris.
The visitors then started to dominate the play, playing some great passing football. Jack Crago made a fine run down the left before firing his shot just wide of the target into the side netting. Oak then made a save to deny Brown, before Steve Rogers went close with a fine shot from twenty yards.
On the half hour the Lambs deservedly increased their lead when a fine passing between Jack Crago and Ricki Shepherd, resulted in Steve Rodgers finding Warren Daw, his first shot was blocked but the ball came back into his path, he calmly placed a superb curling shot into the top corner of the net.
The Lambs were now in complete control as Wintle in the home goal was called on to make fine saves to deny Crago, Hobbs, and Krac from increasing the lead. Glynn Hobbs made it three in the 38th minute when a fine move saw him beat two defenders and slot the ball home with his left foot.
A rare Keynsham attack saw a Ollis shot deflected, the ball looked destined to loop into the top corner, but Josh Oak acrobatically pushed the ball over the bar.
Two minutes before the interval Hobbs completed his hat trick when a fine ball into the box saw him out pace the defender and fire low into the corner of the net. On the stroke of half time Dan Evans saw his fine header from a corner kick flash inches wide of the target.
Keynsham started the second half on the front foot, but try as they may, they found the Lambs defence were in no mood to concede, forcing them to shoot from long range.
Manager Stuart Henderson made a change just before the hour replacing the injured Warren Daw with Teigan Rosenquest. He had an immediate impact when a fine move saw Crago find him with a fine pass, his shot hit the post and ran to safety.
Luke Brown then replaced the impressive Steve Rogers, who was outstanding in midfield. Brown was crudely brought down by Anstey, twenty five yards from goal, the free kick was cleared by Preedy. The Lambs continued to press forward, shots from Hobbs, Rosenquest and Shepherd were saved by Wintle.
The Lambs increased their advantage in the 76th minute when Dan Evans rose majestically to power home a header from a Shane Krac corner kick.
Josh Robins made a terrific penetrating run, his pass found Hobbs, his return ball saw Robins flash the ball wide from an acute angle eight yards out.
In the dying minutes Hobbs became provider when his fine pass allowed Shane Krac fire home from ten yards to complete the scoring.
This was a great team performance, with everyone on top of their game. The back four never looked like being breached, with keeper Josh Oak marshalling and safe handling.
In midfield, the experienced Shan Krac had a fine game, with youngsters Steve Rogers and Ricki Shepherd having terrific performances, along with Warren Daw. Forwards Glynn Hobbs and Jack Crago caused the home defence problem throughout the ninety minutes. Man of the match was a difficult choice with so many really good performances, but Ricki Shepherd just shaded it.