Petersfield Town manager Connor Hoare was full of praise for his side after they swept aside Lymington Town 6-0 in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.

The tie was meant to be played at Lymington but was switched to Petersfield’s Love Lane ground – and the Rams soon made their home advantage count.

Ollie Davies helped himself to a first-half hat-trick before Archie Greenough added the fourth just before the break after some clever movement.

The Rams refused to take their foot off the pedal in the second half and went 5-0 up through Marvin Orepo, before Greenough scored his second of the afternoon to complete the scoring.

Hoare was delighted with his side’s display.

“It was one of those performances where it was perfect for 90 minutes,” he said. “The lads didn’t put a foot wrong.

“The boys executed the game exactly how we wanted it.

“The message to the boys at half-time was how ruthless can you be and how much of a winner’s mentality can you carry into the second half. We were 4-0 up, and if you go and make a statement from that position in the second half it gives you greater confidence.

“If you have good performances then results will follow. We will always look at performance – the results come off the back of that.”

Hoare had particular praise for Declan Seiden – who was a constant thorn in Lymington’s side all afternoon – as well as the Rams’ three goalscorers.

“Dec’s performance was ridiculous – he was so good,” said Hoare. “I’m gutted he didn’t score because he did everything but.

“Everyone knows about Ollie – we’re lucky to have him. It’s his second season in men’s football and it’s important he keeps his head down, knuckles down and keeps doing the things that make him good. He’s got big potential.

“Archie’s movement is exceptional. He understands when to run beyond and when to come to feet. His body positions and the way he moves and works so hard and shows such intent and intensity when he runs is why he’s such an important player. He’s a great young player. When he scores goals he gets headlines but the stuff he does away from scoring goals is probably more important to the team.

“Marvin showed good composure to go around the keeper for his goal – we’ve seen that from him a few times before.”

Rams keeper Jay Morris had a relatively quiet afternoon – but still had to make a few impressive saves to preserve his clean sheet. Hoare praised the concentration levels of his number one, and was delighted with the clean sheet.

“That’s what Jay does,” said Hoare. “Jay is a good goalie – we love him. He didn’t have much to do but when he was called upon he did the business.

“We told the boys it’s a numbers game at the top of the pitch and down our end of the pitch.

“Not conceding and having a zero in your end is what you work for. I’m really pleased because we worked heavily on defensive stuff at training. We were so disciplined. Apart from a couple of set pieces they didn’t create anything.”

Petersfield return to Wessex League Premier Division action on Saturday and will travel to Hythe & Dibden (3pm).