DOG manager Simon Kerins declared felt his side had “got its heart back” after they maintained their winning start to the season at Memorial Park.
Boasting three debutants – goalkeeper Graeme Seedall, centre-half Michael McBurney and striker Ashley Clayton - Dog started positively but found themselves a goal down on 20 minutes.
They were not behind for long, however, as Jamie Enefer equalised with a cool finish before giving Dog the lead from the penalty spot.
A deft chip completed his hat-trick early in the second half, only for Baggy’s to pull one back moments later. By now, though, Dog were playing some delightful football and should have netted more before Clayton hooked home their fourth goal.
Man-of-the-match Enefer netted his fourth with a superb solo goal before Baggy’s scored a last-minute penalty.
Kerins said: “It’s a long time since I have enjoyed a performance so much. We can play a lot better, but we are still a work in progress. I am delighted for everyone, not least our debutants.
Jamie will get the headlines for his goals and rightly so, but captain Pete Fletcher, Toby Barker and Elliott Bywater had outstanding games too and everyone else fully played their part. The spirit was fantastic and, after last season petered out so tamely, we have responded brilliantly. Let’s keep it up!”
FINAL SCORE: Baggy’s Wine Bar 3, Dog Inn 5