LAMBS boss Stuart Henderson felt his side’s superb 3-0 win over Mousehole served notice of the club’s intentions on the Western League Premier Division this season.
With a settled side now, players back from injury and getting fitter by the game, this was by far the best performance of the season yet as Tavi turned on the style against a side tipped to fare well this season.
Liam Prynn got the ball rolling with his third goal in three games, but it was Tavi’s blistering start ti the second half that ultimately won them the game.
Tallan Burns’ quick thinking at a free kick saw Josh Grant smash in his first of the season. But the goal of the night came moments later when the outstanding Teigan Rosenquest ran at the heart of the Seagulls’ defence before deftly chipping the ball into the path of Burns.
The Lambs’ number seven bided his time and allowed the ball to drop before lashing a stunning shot across goal and into the far corner to complete the scoring.
“I think that sends out a little bit of a statement,” Henderson said. “They are a good side, there is no doubt about it, but we had a bit of a game plan before the game and we spoke to other people about their shape.
“Fair play to them, I understand some of the boys are in there full-time, they do keep the ball well and have good possession, but we nicked the ball off them in good areas and created some good chances and could possibly have had one or two more.
“I just felt the way they play, they want you to commit men forward. We talked about that before the game and Cal Davenport said some good things before the game and I just felt our shape was spot on.
“The first goal was excellent, Granty and Prynny linked up lovely; the second goal was straight off the training ground and you won’t see a better goal from Tallan for the third goal, it was an excellent strike.”
However, this was a real team performance. Josh Oak was outstanding in goal and made a crucial save at 0-0 denying a Mousehole player that had burst through on goal. He bettered that save late on with a brilliant fingertip stop, but while it may have been better than the one in the first half, it wasn’t as important.
“I didn’t think they hurt us a lot and it was only in the last five or six minutes, when we started to tire, and Josh pulled off a couple of good saves, but I thought they went sideways a lot without penetrating.”
Prynn broke the deadlock six minutes before the break when- a lovely flowing move ended with Grant slipping the ball into his strike partner and he made no mistake from 15 yards.
The second came on 49 minutes when Burns’ free kick caught the Mousehole defence napping and Grant lashed the ball home, but it was Burns that scored the goal of the game following Rosenquest’s terrific run and pass.
It was a terrific night under the lights at Langsford Park and fans don’t have long to wait for the next game with Bridgwater United our next visitors on Friday night (7.45pm).