DEBUTANT Elliot Morris says the hunger to return to winning ways was evident during Rylands’ win over Padiham on Saturday.

Morris marked his first Blues appearance with the second goal in a 5-1 thrashing at Gorsey Lane as Dave McNabb’s men put their defeat to promotion rivals Charnock Richard behind them.

Andy Scarisbrick, Freddie Potter, Sam O’Halleron and Stuart Crilly were also on the scoresheet for the hosts.

“We wanted to get back to winning ways. You could see the hunger in the lads at training and today especially,” Morris said after the game.

“From the off when we walked into the changing rooms, the lads were well up for it and obviously we showed that on the pitch.

“I’m buzzing with getting the goal. It was great to get stuck into it.

“Macca (McNabb) told me I was in the squad and that I was starting so I was chuffed for the chance, but it was a great win.

“The lads are all sound. They’ve welcomed me with open arms so its good to get started.”

Potter set up the first two goals – delivering a deft pass for Scarisbrick to smash home the opener before his chipped ball was headed in by Morris – before nodding the third goal from Gary Kenny’s floated pass.

Padiham pulled a goal back through Luke Noble shortly after half time but Blues went on the kill the game off in the later stages.

O’Halleron’s sublime long-range chip put the game beyond Padiham before Crilly added gloss to the scoreline with his first Blues goal as he glanced Scarisbrick’s cross-shot into the net.

“I thought we started well. We could and should have scored a little sooner,” McNabb said.

“The lads kept on playing and got the goal and from there.

“You could see the confidence grow – passes started coming off and the movement was exceptional.

“We were great in the first half and went in comfortable at 3-0 up.

“We didn’t really get out of the blocks in the second half – we were expecting Padiham to come at us and they did.

“We were a bit disappointed to concede the goal – I thought it was a bit sloppy from us.

“After that, it got us back playing, allowed us to further build our confidence and there were some fantastic goals scored today.”