Dave Challinor speak s after the 8-1 victory over Oxford City yesterday:

“It was a fantastic result, a fantastic performance from the first minute and we were right at it.

“It was a test for us to come here as the pitch wasn’t in the best condition as the grass was quite long and we had to change our game a little bit and get behind them a little bit more but to come away from home and win 8-1 is fantastic.

“The pleasing thing was that the game was over by half time so for the second half we asked them to go out and play as if there was nothing in the game and they’ve done that and got a couple more goals which is great.

“I never saw us winning in the manner that we did as we came here with the intention of it being a tough game because the games they’ve had here so far have been low scoring, I think they’ve had a 3-2 and two nil-nil’s.

“So we said to the lads that we thought it would be a tight game and especially with the pitch being the way it was, where we put the ball and our set pieces would be important. But in fairness our attacking play was brilliant.

“It was disappointing to concede in the manor we did but from their perspective they’ll think it’s a decent goal and we should have tracked the run, but the reaction from that was brilliant and by half time it was over as a contest.

“They changed their formation after our third goal and it’s a tough one because we obviously had an idea how they would play and when you do go behind you have to chase the game, as they did, which then opened it up for us. It gives you things to think about as we could have contemplated changing as what we’d done in the first half was really good so we didn’t want to do much to be honest. But then that isolated Richie and Barnesy in the wide areas and we exploited that fantastically well and really put the game to bed before half time.

“The fact that four different players got on the score sheet today really sums us up as a team. It’s pleasing that the three forwards got two goals each, another from midfield and obviously an own goal for the other, but we’re not a side where one player will score 30 to 40 goals a season, we are a side where we’ve probably got ten to 20 goals in at least three or four players and that’s the way we are.

“Like I say, it was pleasing for the lads to get their goals and we’ve affected the game all over the pitch even though it was a challenge in the fact that it was a different performance required and now we go back home for Tuesday night where a different performance will be required again in what is always a difficult game with it being a midweek night, so straight away the focus is on that game as we want to keep this run going.”

The Coasters face Bradford Park Avenue at Kellamergh Park on Tuesday night (7:45pm KO).  Full preview to follow.