BURTON Albion manager Tommy Booth was pleased with his side’s measure of control in our 4-0 win over Sedgley and Gornal United in the Birmingham County Cup on Sunday.
The Brewers advanced to the third round with youth team graduate Hajrah Mahmood completing a fantastic hat-trick.
Fellow U18s forward Farrah Hoyle was also on the scoresheet in a convincing win - one which follows a 2-0 victory over Solihull Sporting and a dramatic 3-3 draw at Kidderminster Harriers in the league.
“It’s been really good for us to get some goals,” said Booth.
“Ironically I thought we were better in the second half, when we only scored one, but we were just more clinical in first.
“We managed to get some of the girls who haven’t had minutes onto the pitch and that was really pleasing, so yeah - it was a nice game.
“They were a well set-up team and tried to make it hard for us.
“It was nice that we controlled it, which we don’t always do. We managed it quite well.
“(Hajrah) has got a couple of braces but I think that’s her first hat-trick - you could see her getting slightly frustrated after the second.
Booth says there is still a very positive feeling around the team at present - particularly recently.
In what has been a tough start to life in the West Midlands Regional League, the Brewers have won twice, drawn one and lost three - but that has not deterred spirits in the camp in any way.
“There’s a really positive feel with the girls,” said Booth.
“I think we’re gelling better than last year and everyone’s enjoying each other’s company.
“There’s no cliques or anything, everyone has each other’s backs. Hopefully we can build on that win over Sedgley, and It’s nice that we’ve had a clean sheet.
“A few weeks in we were probably taken aback a bit by the quality of the league. Not that we ever thought we’d be dominant or that we took it lightly - there are some teams we’ve come across who wouldn’t struggle in the division above.
“The FAWNL is a stronger quality across the board but there are some teams at this level who look very strong.”