Hemel Hempstead Town bounced back with a bang on Tuesday night as they put six past Corby Town at Vauxhall Road to get their Calor League Southern Premier Division campaign up-and-running.
After a disappointing opening day defeat to Hitchin on Saturday, Tudors boss Dean Brennan would have been looking for a response from his side in front of their home fans – and he got just that.
The Tudors were in control throughout the game and took the lead after just two minutes when Lewis Toomey coolly slotted home to put his side in front.
The Tudors did not have to wait long for their second, Toomey side-footing the ball into the net shortly after the 10-minute mark to double his and his side’s tally.
Brennan’s men were bossing things – with skipper Jordan Parkes orchestrating proceedings from midfield – and the former Barnet man made it 3-0 before half-time with a cross that floated in at the far post.
Clearly hungry for goals, it was only a matter of time before Hemel added the fourth, and it duly arrived courtesy of a thunderbolt dipping half-volley from marauding right-back David King.
The Tudors were not done there, though, and Parkes made it five from the penalty spot, before substitute Charlie Mpi headed home the sixth in stoppage time to the delight of the Tudor faithful.
Next up for Hemel is a home clash with Hungerford Town on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.