Daryl McMahon admitted he faces a selection headache this season after Ebbsfleet United started the 2016/17 campaign with a 4-0 win over Poole Town.

The emphatic win – inspired by a Danny Kedwell brace and strikes from Dean Rance and Jack Powell – equalled Fleet’s highest ever opening-day victory.

After bolstering his squad this summer, McMahon has a competitive camp at his disposal and said players who don’t perform will drop out of the side.

He said: “We’ve got a decent group, the lads who came on were terrific and the lads who started did well.

“We had six or seven very good players not available for the first game. Players have got to perform. If you perform, you play. If you don’t, you don’t. It’s as simple as that and that’s the way it has to be.”

The home win saw Ebbsfleet shoot to the top of the National League South table with a superior goal difference to the eight other teams on three points.

McMahon insisted he was delighted with the performance.

“It’s only one game, but it was a positive start,” the boss added. “It was a really good start to score four goals and keep a clean sheet at home.

“I’m delighted with the performance. I thought we were a joy to watch at times.”