Two-goal hero Jahmari Clarke could not stop smiling as he spoke about his part in a 3-0 home win over Torquay United at Huish Park today.

The 20-year-old, making his first home appearance in front of a league record crowd, poked the Glovers in to the lead in front of the Thatcher’s Stand after 40 minutes before sealing the win with a coolly-taken second on 63 minutes.

Asked if he could have done better on his first home outing, the on-loan Reading striker said: “A hat-trick maybe! It feels good to get two goals, I think I started off quite slowly but then I got in to the game and took my chances well. It just dropped for me and I reacted first, but that is how it goes inside the penalty area, you just have to be ready for anything.

Being in the right place comes with playing and obviously I have not been playing much, but obviously now I am starting to play more I can get more match fit, so the more I play, the better I will be.

It was the third appearance for the powerful frontman, who had a five-game spell on loan at Boreham Wood in the National League Premier earlier this season, having come off the bench in the goalless draw at Slough Town a fortnight ago and then started last weekend’s 1-0 win at Braintree Town.

He said he was happy with the reception he had got in the Huish Park changing rooms: “Everyone has been great, they have welcomed me well and being up here has been good. They are really positive in the changing room. We just need to get over the line! But definitely it is easier to come in to a winning team. I am a bit too young to be in this position before, but everyone is buzzing and happy.

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Phil A
3 months ago

Like a kid in a candy store. Well done Jahmari. Another goal or two o Monday would be great!