DAVE Shaw reckons Rocester sent out a serious message to their relegation rivals with the 4-1 demolition of Heather St John’s.
The prolific Dan Brown grabbed a brace, with Nick Ward and George Barlow also on target in Saturday’s rout.
“It showed that when I have a full team back Rocester are a force,” said the Romans boss.
“We could have won by more. I didn’t think their goal was a penalty.
“OK, they had a few chances early on. They caught us out a bit in the first 10 minutes. After that we dominated the game to be fair.”
Aaron Dillon and Brent Upton both returned to the starting XI, with Dan McDonald on the bench.
Rocester also drafted in Ward – who started up front alongside Brown – from Uttoxeter Town who had a free weekend.
“Most of my squad were back and it made all the difference,” said Shaw.
“There was a really good feel around the club – and it was a massive three points.”
Rocester were still third from bottom ahead of last night’s game against Midland Alliance leaders Tividale.
Any points from that game would be a bonus according to the Rocester boss, who has his sights set on upcoming clashes with fellow strugglers Dunkirk and Heath Hayes.
Shaw said: “If we beat Dunkirk as it stands we go above them – that’s a big one.
“Heath Hayes as well. We have two games in hand on them. They seem to be dropping points.
“You don’t expect to turn a side over who are top of the table with points in hand, but any points from that are a bonus.”