MIDFIELDER Tom Owen-Evans says his first half header gave him the boost to get a quick second against Blyth Spartans.

The 23-year-old, who has spent the last two years with Hereford, connected with a quickly taken Dan Jones cross, after the ball had hit the corner flag, to open his account on the 33rd minute.

"It was a header and I don't score many headers," said Owen-Evans following the 3-0 win.

"The manager allows us to express ourselves and we've got players who can play off the cuff, it isn't something we've worked on but obviously it worked.

"It's hard when you've not played to be in the groove mentally to be sharp in your mind.

"So a bit of luck with the header gave me a second wind and we just went from there."

He followed his 33rd minute header with a second goal two minutes later.

"I just gambled that the ball was going to drop towards the edge of the box and I've come inside," he added.

"To be fair to Yan (Klukowski) he's left me with nothing else to do, a perfect set-up, I've guided it and it's taken a little deflection away from the goalkeeper."

Owen-Evans could have completed his hat-trick but saw an effort fly into the side-netting as the Bulls dominated the tie.

He was then substituted in the 79th minute.

"I did fancy my hat-trick," he added.

"It would have been the perfect hat-trick, right foot, left foot and header.

"Hopefully I can do that later in the season, so I'm not too disheartened by it."

The Bulls had struggled for goals before their trip to the North East.

But Owen-Evans feels his side should have could have scored more than their three goal.

"It was good and you can see by the performance that we created a lot of chances," said Owen-Evans.

"It's tough for us as we hadn't played in two-and-a-half weeks while they (Blyth) have obviously had games.

"So it's been stop, start and with fitness that is tough on a boggy pitch.

"I thought we coped with the conditions well and got a deserved win in the end."