Guisborough Town remained sixth in the Ebac Northern League’s first division after Saturday’s 4-0 win over Ashington.
And boss Chris Hardy believed his side were more than worthy winners.
A goal in each half from Danny Earl plus others from Curtis Round and Adam Gell cemented their success.
“I didn’t think 4-0 was an unfair reflection with the chances we created and the possession we had,” he said.
“I thought it was a thoroughly deserved win, and scoring four goals and keeping a clean sheet in front of our home fans has made me a very happy man.”
Hardy thought his side could have been further in front by half-time than the one goal advantage they held.
He added: “First half we had some really good offensive play. Obviously we got our noses in front and could have gone on to get two or three barring some good goalkeeping from Ashington stopper Conor Grant.
“Second half we knew we were going to get some type of reaction from our opponents and I thought we managed that quite well.
“Then as the game got a little bit more stretched we got ourselves more into it in terms of goal scoring opportunities, and the second goal maybe has knocked a little bit of the stuffing out of Ashington.
“From our point of view we are confident we have got goals in us and were content and happy enough to sit on a one goal lead and see the game out that way before the other three goals arrived.”