Ebbsfleet boss Daryl McMahon described his side as “terrific” in their dominant win over Hemel Hempstead Town at Stonebridge Road on Saturday.

McMahon's surprising inclusion of Charlie Sheringham paid off on 25 minutes when the forward hassled the Hemel defence into losing the ball, clearing straight into the path of Danny Kedwell who fired low past Jamie Butler.

Despite a slow restart, Fleet continued to press and doubled their lead when Stuart Lewis slotted home from the edge of the area.

Ebbsfleet netted a third on 62 minutes when Jordan Parkes' corner was bundled in by Kenny Clark and it was four moments later when Matt Fish finished a Sheringham cross.

The fifth came with 20 minutes remaining when Kedwell's shot hit the post before falling to Parkes who netted against his former club.

Fleet's onslaught, and their sixth, came when substitute Sean Shields knocked in Fish's cross a minute later.

A delighted McMahon said: "I thought we were terrific today, particularly in the second half I thought we played some really good stuff.

"We just took our chances. There have been games here this season where we have created chances and not taken them, but today we did.

“I think today we have hit the standard that we have hit this season but without the goals. I thought we got the goals today that we deserved.

“We have probably played even better than that this season but have not got the goals. I think it is more eye catching because of the goals, obviously, but it was a terrific performance."

McMahon was full of praise for Sheringham: "He was terrific. To be honest, he probably deserved a goal. He has been training really well.

"He has had little bits and bobs in terms of getting onto the pitch but he deserved his start. He was outstanding."

The Ebbsfleet boss also spoke highly of stand-in captain Danny Kedwell, who he suggested was a stand-out performer in the National League South.

"There probably is not anyone better in the league than Danny Kedwell, in what he does. He is the talisman for the team,” McMahon said.

“He has terrific ability and he leads the line well. He is a terrific player."

It is a busy Easter period for McMahon's side, who travel to Weston-Super-Mare on Good Friday before hosting Dartford in the Derby on Easter Monday.