CAMELFORD boss Reg Hambly felt his side ‘should have scored a couple more’ after the Camels returned to action in SWPL Premier West on Saturday with a 3-2 victory at Mullion.

The Camels took an early lead through man of the match Shae Cardiff, and although the Seagulls led 2-1 following a mad five-minute spell up to the break, Hambly’s side turned it around after the restart thanks to goals in the first ten minutes of the second half from Mark Gusterson and the dual-registered Cam Hutchison.

Hambly said: “Mullion are a decent side at home and score a lot of goals, so we knew it wouldn’t be easy, but we played some good football on a very good pitch.

“I also thought our defence did well as they have some very dangerous players going forward, but overall it’s a long trip so we’re delighted to come away with three more points on the board.

“Although it was a while ago now, to bounce back from the defeat at Launceston with two good away wins at difficult places in Holsworthy and Mullion is pleasing.”

Camelford missed a number of other chances, while goalkeeper Josh Colwill barely had anything to do apart from pick the ball out of his net twice.

Hambly said: “We had a good platform with the defence and Charlie (Hambly) sitting in front of them, and once you’ve got that it gives you confidence and our front three caused them plenty of problems.

“Mullion aren’t the strongest at the back and we took advantage of that really, and we could, and probably should, have scored a couple more goals.”

With key midfielder Andy Boxall and top-scorer Brooklyn Wilkins both missing, Hambly was delighted with the impact of former Launceston forward Shae Cardiff, who operated on the left of the front three.

He said: “Shae was our man of the match. He worked his socks off and was a real threat all afternoon.

“But that said, it was a real good team performance and everybody played their part.”

Camelford return to league action on Friday night as they visit Callington Town, the side they leapfrogged into seventh.

Cally haven’t taken to the field since January 27, a 3-2 defeat to bottom side St Dennis, but have scored plenty of goals against the Camels already this season.

They won the opening game of the season at Trefrew Park 4-1 back in August, although Camelford gained revenge in the Cornwall Senior Cup winning a seven-goal thriller in the last minute thanks to Connor Sturdy’s breakaway effort.

Hambly said: “We’ve played them twice already this year, and like Mullion, are another team who are very good going forward.

“We know we’ve got to be at it again defensively and then make sure we take our own chances.

“On Saturday we defended superbly for 85 minutes, but we had a couple of lapses in concentration, and we know we can’t do that again.

“But we’re really looking forward to the game and trying to get another three points on the road.”