HOLLAND FC boss Rob Batten praised two-goal heroes Jimmy Webb and Steve Eaton after watching his side march into the First Division Knockout Cup quarter-finals.

Both scored braces as the Eastcliff team swept past Braintree Town Reserves 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Sonny Bastone was also on target in the third-round tie at the W&S Scaffolding Community Stadium.

“Jimmy’s a quality player and a real match-winner,” said Batten, who takes his side to Newbury Forest for a Thurlow Nunn League division one south fixture on Saturday.

“He’s a pleasure to watch and a pleasure to work with.

“He's a really good player who’s also great in the changing room, especially with the young boys like Sonny.

"He's mentoring him and taking him under his wing, so to speak.

"I think Sonny reminds Jimmy of himself at that tender age.

“He took his goals so well and so did Steve, who had two chances and scored both times. He caused real problems with his pace.

“He’s a natural goalscorer and not only that, he works very hard.

“He gives us so much workrate up top and defends from the front.”

Holland were three-up at half-time thanks to Webb’s double and a third from Bastone.

Braintree pulled one back before Terry Rymer was red-carded for Holland.

However, substitute Eaton netted twice to kill the tie, before a late second for the Iron.

“We know we can play better but the main thing is the fact we’re through to the next round,” added Batten.

“It doesn’t really matter whether we win 3-0, 5-0, 10-0 or 1-0.

“The main thing is that we won.

“We got a bit sloppy in the second half but got the job done.

“All the players worked their socks off. They all put a shift in.

“It probably wasn’t pretty at times, although I thought we played some good stuff in the first half and again in spells in the second.

“But with ten men it’s difficult and we tired a bit towards the end, making a few changes.”

Batten is already looking forward to the quarter-finals.

“We’ve got as good a chance as anyone (of winning the cup),” he said.

“It depends who we get in the draw but we certainly don’t fear anyone.

"If we play well, we know we’re a very good side.”