Hayden Davidson continued his goal-scoring exploits, netting a hat-trick as Tamworth FC overcame a tenacious Kootingal in their Northern Inland Premier Division clash on Saturday.
The Kougars stuck with their more fancied rivals until early in the second half but the reigning premiers kicked away to take the points 5-2.
Kurt Barrow and Nguyen Nguyen also found the back of the net in what FC coach Wayne May described as "a strange game". While he felt like they were dominating and wasn't ever "really worried", they found themselves in a tussle at 2-all.
But they scored virtually straight after the Kougars leveled and from there "went away with it".
"We played well, we knocked the ball around well," May said.
Again they didn't finish as well as he would have liked but some of the credit for that belongs to the Kougars keeper, who he thought had a good game.
"He pulled off some good saves," he said, musing that there are some good keepers in the competition.
Davidson meanwhile continued to relish his move up front, scoring FC's first three goals and making it five in three games.
"He's shocking every one," May quipped.
"He's going really well up there. He and Kurt (Barrow) are combining well."
Barrow was "unlucky" not to finish with more than the one goal. He had a couple of chances that just went wide.
May thought Davidson's brother Ryan also had a very strong game.
"He did a lot of work in the midfield," he said.
"And Brent May was strong in a defensive midfield role. Not much got past there."
Nguyen is meanwhile is "getting better every game".
"He's coming on. It's just a matter of time with him," he said.
FC have North Companions next up. It will be their first hit-out against one of the other exisiting premier league sides.