Gateshead Ladies manager Simon Johnson was full of praise following his side’s 6-0 win at Durham United Women on Sunday.
The Heed ran riot in County Durham with Jade Anderson netting four goals, alongside strikes from Jade Halliday and Jess Richardson, to stay third and move four points behind Darlington Women in second.
“I think we probably controlled the majority of the game,” said Johnson.
“We controlled things in possession really well, working through the thirds and getting our chances off.
“On another day probably could have had a few more but equally as pleasing as the goals is the clean sheet.
“There are a couple of times where we’ve deserved a clean sheet and a lapse of concentration has meant we’ve conceded but for me it reflects on Carly [Salmon], she deserves it for herself.
“It was good to get a clean sheet because it’s something we needed for a bit of confidence, but all throughout we defended really well and thoroughly deserved it.”
Anderson’s four goal haul takes her to 15 goals this season, level with Olivia Black in the goalscoring charts.
Johnson shone a light on his creative players, adding: “It’s also about the other players who create the chances.
“Jade will have the plaudits scoring the goals but it’s about the individuals that help us get to the final third.
“I would love to be a forward in a team like ours because the amount of chances you get is great, you’re going to get at least a few good chances per game.
“Overall we’re really happy with the result, the way we’ve played in and out of possession and it’s three points at the end of the day.”