UTTOXETER Town boss Mark Grimley was delighted with the control his side showed in their 4-1 victory over Abbey Hulton United at the weekend.
Town were rampant at Oldfields and played superb football on a difficult pitch to get the win.
“I thought we were in full control of the game,” said Grimley, whose side sit atop the Staffordshire Senior League Premier Division.
“The only problems we had were the ones we caused ourselves and in that respect we need to be a little more disciplined.
“Other than that I was really pleased with the lads. They all worked extremely hard and on a tricky surface we still tried to pass it and make openings.
“Credit to Abbey Hulton too – they also tried to get it down and play and they also defended very well in open play.”
Town won the encounter to stay six points clear of Wolstanton United, although the second-placed side have four games in hand.
And Grimley knows where Uttoxeter were dominant on Saturday.
“It was set pieces that proved to be their undoing,” he said. “Two corners from Rob Collins were headed home by Gado (Martin Gadsby) and once we got the second goal the shackles came off and we played with a swagger that’s associated with us.
“Gado, who was terrific, got his fully deserved hat-trick and man of the match, and with Kyle Esplin completing the scoring with a well-worked team effort, we were perhaps unfortunate not to win by a bigger margin.
“Tommy Smith was denied on three occasions with heroic goalline clearances.”
“We were a pleasure to watch after the second went in.”