ALTHOUGH Steve Butterworth was pleased to see Great Wakering Rovers record a 4-1 victory over Romford, he felt his side could have won by an even more convincing margin.

Goals from Jack Stevenson, Jake Gordon, Adalberto Pinto and Martin Tuohy resulted in Inesh Sumiththran’s spot-kick being no more than a consolation in the Isthmian North encounter.

And Butterworth is satisfied with goals coming from all over the pitch.

“It was all about getting in front early because then there is a chance that you can put them to the sword,” said the Wakering player-manager.

“They got back into the game with a penalty which I had no complaints about.

“But we then scored a couple of very good goals and, if we had taken all of our chances, we would have recorded a far more convincing victory.

“It would be great if we were more clinical, but it is difficult to criticise the players because we are scoring from all angles.

“Jack has now got four goals, while Jake and Martin have got two each.

“It was also nice for Adalberto to score his first goal since joining us.”

Although Stevenson gave Wakering a ninth minute lead, they were pegged back by Sumiththran’s penalty.

But Romford were not on level terms for long as Gordon restored the visitors’ advantage seven minutes later.

Pinto grabbed his first goal in Wakering colours just before the break and, three minutes after the interval, Tuohy rounded off the scoring.

And Butterworth felt his side were in fine form against a much-changed Romford side.

“We did a professional job and did things properly for an hour," added Butterworth.

“We got ourselves four goals and, although we weren’t that good in the final half hour, the game was already won.

“I thought that we were by far the better team and fully deserving of the win.

“They let eight or nine players go on Tuesday and then brought another eight or nine players in.

“When you have a squad overhaul like that, it is always going to be difficult because it takes time for the players to gel.

“We knew they would be young and hungry, but we needed to just let our quality show.”