Nathan scores a triple hat-trick
- Credit: Archant
Weston Hockey Club striker Nathan Hancock scored nine of his side’s 15 goals against Westbury.
WESTON entertained Westbury at Priory School looking to extend their advantage over third place and continue their push for promotion.
Weston welcomed back CJ Neate in defence to partner Kyle Sully and Ian Lucas came in to replace two missing full-backs.
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Westbury looked solid in the opening stages and moved the ball around nicely, making Weston work to receive possession. The home side continued to push and the scoring was opened with top scorer Nathan Hancock deflecting home.
Weston continued to passthe ball well. Heal was getting behind the defence and numerous short corners were won, before Sully put Weston two up.
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Weston continued to battle and Hancock fired home two more in quick succession to complete another hat-trick. Roy Beer got his name on the scoresheet and Hancock hit three more to complete his double hat-trick in the first-half.
Weston wanted more, but the stubborn Westbury side never gave up and battled until the final whistle, scoring from a short corner with a great strike past Matt Godwin.
After good work from Jake Turner and Hancock, Sam Neate netted for the sixth successive game and then Turner himself scored a fantastic goal after being put through by Dave Beer.
Hancock completed another hat-trick to finish on nine for the match and Sully scored his second from another wel-worked Weston short corner. George Davis made it 15 as he scored his first Weston goal after joining the club in September.
Rob Duckett, James Hector and Cam Slater had good games, especially helping Weston maintain possession.
Mercedes Benz man of the match went to Nathan Hancock.