HOLLAND FC manager Rob Batten praised two-goal hero Terry Rymer after his side cantered to a 5-1 victory at Newbury Forest on Saturday.

The Eastcliff team continued their great form with an eye-catching victory, having also hit five in last Tuesday's First Division Knockout Cup success against Braintree Town Reserves.

Former FC Clacton frontman Rymer scored the last two goals and afterwards Batten said he led the "impeccably".

"Terry's been brilliant since coming here," said Batten.

“He’s led the line very well, using his body and strength to bring others into the game, and he was impeccable on Saturday.

“People will always focus on goals but in addition to scoring, he also brings a hell of a lot of other qualities to our team."

Jimmy Webb's penalty midway through the first half got the ball rolling at the weekend and the same player soon added a second.

Newbury Forest halved the deficit before the break but Steve Eaton netted early in the second half to make it 3-1.

Holland then finished with a flourish, with Rymer notching twice in the last five minutes.

“Winning becomes a habit," added Batten.

“We’re on an upward curve and that’s positive.

“Rome wasn’t built in a day.

"I’m not saying we’re the greatest team or the finished article, but we’re certainly heading in the right direction.

“Things are going well, although we’ve lost a couple of games we shouldn’t have done.

“The Burnham game, for example, was a real kick in the teeth but we switched off, got punished and the panic stations kick in.

“Had we won, it would have been five or six wins on the trot.

“That’s my little bugbear.

“We’re definitely a different team away from home than we are at home and that's why it was so pleasing to win on Saturday.

“We’re a very good home side but away from home there's been room for improvement.

“The continuity in terms of selection isn’t always there and, at times, we can’t get the same side out week in, week out.

“It’s hurt us in a couple of games where you’d think we should be picking up points.

“So it would be nice to have a similar squad every week but it’s not always to be at this level of football.

"It can be frustrating but people have other commitments.

“The positive is that it gives other people a chance, like the other night, and it gives us nice selection problems."

Holland have a tough match at home to high-flying Halstead Town on Saturday.

Kick-off at the W&S Scaffolding Community Stadium is at 3pm.