Published: 08:00, 22 September 2021
| Updated: 18:58, 22 September 2021
Ade Yusuff bagged a hat-trick for Folkestone in their weekend FA Cup win - and boss Neil Cugley is hoping many more goals will follow.
The frontman had just one other goal to his name so far this season after scoring in the first qualifying round win over Corinthian.
His treble came in Saturday’s 7-2 impressive victory over Ashford Town (Middlesex).
Cugley said: “It will do him some good, hopefully. He has been playing well but not scoring, so hopefully that will do him the world of good.
“David Smith has scored most of them so far but between them both, they have been a handful.”
Strike partner David Smith netted another in the win to take his tally to six for the season.
Scott Heard bagged the opener, Yusuff doubled the lead from the penalty spot and Alfie Paxman netted shortly after Ashford had pulled one back.
Town got another goal but there was only one team in it when the hosts had Jordan Stepney sent off.
Smith made it 4-2, Yusuff netted twice more and defender Callum Davies also got in on the act.
Not a bad finish considering traffic problems had meant the team had been late arriving.
Cugley said: “In the second half when their lad got sent off, it completely changed it. We dominated from then onwards.
“We did dominate for most of the time and two sloppy goals were what got them back into it a little but it was good.”
Finn O’Mara made his 100th appearance for the club and there was a senior debut for goalkeeper Connor Collins, the 18-year-old replacing Tim Roberts between the sticks for the last 10 minutes.
Roberts picked up a knock but is expected to be fit for the weekend clash at home to Potters Bar in the Isthmian Premier.
Cugley said: “Connor trains really well and it is hard for him because he misses the youth team by about two weeks, so we have to try and get him some games.
“It was just a little injury for Tim, nothing major.
“We will rest him during the week and he’ll be fine for the weekend.”