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Chatfield: "Scoring early on set the standard."

Bulls manager Matt Chatfield said that his side dealt very well with intense weather conditions in their comprehensive 7-0 FA Cup win over Sleaford Town.

Forward Ross Duggan ran the show once again, this time netting an incredible five goals with room for more, whilst an own goal and an instant second-half fourth from Luke Walker made up the remainder of a goal-fest from the Bulls.

"I said to the lads today that we need to be more clinical," the gaffer told Bulls TV after the game, "I think we deserved a couple more goals last week."

"In a cup game you never knew what was going to happen - we watched Sleaford last week and they looked quite bright.

"They are a young side and we knew there were going to be chances, but we just didn't know how clinical we'd be."

Extremely strong winds dictated large amounts of the game, but Chatfield remained impressed by his team's performance in such circumstances: "It's good to score a couple of goals in the first few minutes, it really set the standard, but then we dropped off and kept hitting it long.

"In the second half we moved the ball so well and with the wind against us - it was brilliant."

With Ross Duggan once again in the spotlight with another impressive turnout, the gaffer said he is really pleased the in-form forward has found his scoring boots after a tough previous season on the sidelines.

"He's been clinical in pre-season, he started really well last week and chipped in with five today so it's brilliant for him.

"He's got a smile on his face and he's enjoying it, and that's how we'll get the best out of him."

Looking on to the Bulls' first away league fixture of the season, Chatfield said he is looking forward to a "real test" awaiting at Staveley Miners Welfare: "They are a great opposition, they've recruited really well and they've got some great facilities.

"It'll be great for the lads to go and prove themselves on a bigger stage now."


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