JERSEY BULLS’ assistant manager has challenged his players to put a league run together and push for promotion, after watching them romp over Romford in the FA Vase fourth round.
Teenager Sammy Henia-Kamau scored a magnificent hat-trick in a 6-0 win at Springfield on Saturday, with further goals coming from Lorne Bickley, Francis Lekimamati and former Jersey captain Luke Watson, who made his debut from the bench.
All the goals came in the second half as Bulls let loose after 45 minutes of attrition.
‘Romford tried to disrupt us and played with a level of aggression, but we matched them,’ said Kevan Nelson.
‘That’s what we had to do and then in the second half they couldn’t live with us. We were too good and some of the finishes were unbelievable.
‘Now it’s about putting results together. This was a bit of a free hit. We want to win the game but ultimately it’s about Guildford on Wednesday night, getting a run in the league and putting six or seven wins together, to start climbing that league table. Otherwise, a couple of draws, a couple of average performances and we will end up fourth or fifth again. That’s not acceptable, from our perspective.
‘We want to get promoted. We have to turn up like that every week.’
While Bulls asserted their dominance all over the pitch against their guests from Essex, it was a mercurial performance from Henia-Kamau that had fans up on their feet. All three of his goals were finished with perfection and proved what a talent he is coming off the left wing.
‘This is a step up and we ask him to do a little bit more defensively sometimes but when he turns it on like that you know they are doing alright,’ added Nelson.
‘He scores three, does a job for us and wins us the game. It’s great for him. He’s a really nice lad and it’s great to see that he’s got himself a few goals.’