ADAM Flanagan believes momentum is vital ahead of Concord Rangers’ difficult run of fixtures this month.

The Beach Boys romped to a 5-0 win at Aveley in the fourth round of the Essex Senior Cup on Monday night.

Concord scored five goals in 17 second half minutes, with a brace from Femi Akinwande accompanied by goals from Steve Cawley, Khale Da Costa and Billy Roast.

And Flanagan says demonstrating that clinical edge is important ahead of National League South matches against Wealdstone, Hemel Hempstead Town and a double header versus East Thurrock United.

“It is important to build momentum so getting five goals at Aveley is good for us,” said the Concord manager. “Our attacking play needed to be more cut throat at times, as the defending has been resolute in the majority of games.

“I am pleased for Femi as he has worked hard and not necessarily had the opportunities or luck so it is good for him to score twice. With more confidence he is someone that will offer more.

“Stevie (Cawley) hasn’t scored for a few games so I am pleased he scored and Khale is scoring as well. We need these guys to be firing.

“I thought we were poor in the first half with respect to the way we were moving the ball. It was slow and passive but to be fair to Aveley they looked more dangerous than we did.

“But the second half showed if we apply ourselves correctly and take our chances we are a good team.

“It is the cup that represents the county, I enjoyed winning it as a player and it’s the club’s biggest opportunity for success.”