CONFIDENT Worcester City strike duo Sean Brain and Demetri Brown insist the best is still to come despite the Blue and Whites’ 9-0 demolition of Racing Club Warwick, the club’s biggest win for 43 years.
The pair both bagged hat-tricks in Saturday’s Midland Premier Division slaughter in which a rampant City netted five times in a 15-minute spell in a second half which will be remembered for years to come.
Ash Vincent’s men recorded the club’s biggest victory since a 12-2 hammering of Oswestry in 1976 while Brain and Brown were the first City strike pair to both bag a match ball since John Muir and Les Ebrey achieved the feat in an 8-0 victory over Merthyr Tydfil in 1985.
Speaking after the game to the club’s website, the pair were overjoyed with the feat.
“It’s been coming, if you look at the games we have been playing over the last few weeks we’ve been creating so many chances it was inevitable one week they were all going to find the net,” said Brain. “Unfortunately for Warwick it happened against them.”
Brown said: “There have been doubts about us but we see behind closed doors how we play and I think something special is coming for the rest of the season.”
On Saturday, the lethal strike duo combined on a number of occasions and Brain praised his partner for his efforts.
“As a striker you want to know your partnership is working by squaring it or just finding the net. Demetri squares it more than me, I won’t lie, but it’s an all-round class performance,” he said.
“Our confidence is there every week; whether we win or lose we are always ready for the next game. How can we go into the next game thinking we aren’t going to win after that performance?”
City gave a debut to new signing Luke Rowe, recruited from Stratford Town, and Brown started off the rout with two goals in the first 20 minutes to put the Blue and Whites in control.
Warwick were reduced to 10 men three minutes before the break when Joseph Smith was shown a straight red card.
Brain notched his first on 55 minutes to make it 3-0 to kick off a spell of seven goals in a little over 35 minutes as City made the extra man advantage count.
Brown completed his hat-trick on 62 minutes after good work from Luke English and Brain before Warwick were reduced to nine when Kevin Thornton was sent to the sin-bin.
Liam Lockett made it five and Brain added a sixth when he poked home from close range before Jordan Harrison got his name to the scoresheet with 10 minutes to go.
Brain seized on a goalmouth scramble to complete his hat-trick before Marco Adaggio brought the curtain down with a fine ninth.
Brain notched another brace in City’s 6-0 romp over Lye Town last night (Wednesday) as the Blue and Whites made it 15 goals in just two games.
A trip to Coventry Sphinx awaits on Saturday (kick off 3pm).