Scott Rendall admitted his confidence is sky high after his fine goalscoring continued with a match winning hat-trick.

Rendall’s treble helped Eastleigh to bag their first league win in four matches as they downed Harrogate 4-2 at the Silverlake.

Eastleigh fell behind after nine minutes with Brendan Kiernan opening the scoring before Rendall netted two in five minutes, the first from the penalty spot, just before half time.

Tom Bearwish made it 3-1 before Jack Muldoon reduced Harrogate’s deficit but Rendall had the last say by scoring to complete his hat-trick.

Rendall had a tough opening to the campaign but has now netted six times in his last four appearances.

He said: “The start of the season for me was hard because I wasn’t playing like how I know I can play and have done.

“It was about being patient because the other boys when they played they’ve done well and scored goals.

“It was a case of being patient and I knew I would get my chance and I needed to take it.

“Confidence is high and I go into games thinking I’m going to score every game and that’s what you want as a striker.”

Eastleigh boss Ben Strevens added: “It was a massive performance from the boys and credit to them because they have done that with their energy and their togetherness.

“I think the big part was the energy and the way they pressed the ball and got after Harrogate which are a very good side and I think we thoroughly deserved the three points.

“To do that with as many big players as we’ve got out is credit to the squad and the players have really stepped up.”