Goodsell hits another hat-trick as in-form Humbugs romp to fifth successive Hampshire Premier League victory

Dan Goodsell struck his second hat-trick in three games as Hayling United romped to a fifth successive Hampshire Premier League win.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 11:28 am
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 12:18 pm
Hayling's George Rough, right, was on target in the 7-0 thrashing of Sway in the Hampshire Premier League. Picture: Vernon Nash

A fortnight after netting three times in a 6-1 win against Chamberlayne, Goodsell repeated the feat in a 7-0 home thrashing of Sway.

He struck on 20 and 29 minutes as the Humbugs netted four times in 10 minutes - George Rough (24 mins) and Luke Wheatcroft (27) also scoring.

Wheatcroft added a fifth before the interval, with Goodsell completing his latest triple on 64 minutes.

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Jono Cunningham completed the rout three minutes from time against a Sway side who have now leaked 22 goals in losing their last four league matches.

It was only the fourth time Hayling had scored seven times in an HPL top flight game since winning promotion from Division 1 in 2015/16.

They beat Infinity 7-1 away in November 2016 and Stockbridge 8-3 at home in August 2017.

Their HPL top flight record win, though, remains an 8-0 home win over Winchester Castle in January 2018 - helped by an Elliot Sills hat-trick.

The Humbugs will be aiming for a sixth straight win next weekend at a Locks Heath side who have slipped into the relegation zone.

A 5-2 loss at Bush Hill came at the same time Liss Athletic won 3-2 at Clanfield to leap out of the bottom two.

Former Fleetlands pair Brandon Jewell (2) and Jake Pepall netted for Liss.

Locks, meanwhile, were on the receiving end of another Mark Barker treble as Bush Hill won the first league game they had played since November 30.

Barker now has 26 goals from 17 appearances this season - and his latest hat-trick was his fourth in his last seven matches.

Ryan Bath and Max Hoile replied for Locks, who have never played in the second tier of the HPL.

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Denmead’s first ever season in the Hampshire Premier League continues to go from strength to strength.

Paul Goddard’s men climbed to second place in Division 1 at the weekend following a 2-0 win at QK Southampton.

Seniya Boopa struck in the first half and top scorer Danny Lucas sealed a third straight league win nine minutes from time.

Lucas has now scored in each of his last five league matches, while keeper Prad Baines - the deputy mayor of Havant Borough Council - has kept three successive clean sheets.

Leaders Moneyfields Reserves saw the league’s last remaining 100 per cent record ended by lowly Upham.

After winning their opening 10 matches, they were held 1-1 - Fred Penfold netting for Moneys.

Josh Winter scored twice as AFC Petersfield defeated fellow strugglers Netley Central 2-1.