Prior hits hat-trick as Hawks ease to Trophy win

Jason Prior scored a hat-trick in the Hawks' 5-0 rout of Billericay Town
Jason Prior scored a hat-trick in the Hawks' 5-0 rout of Billericay Town
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Jason Prior fired a second-half hat-trick as the Hawks stormed to a 5-0 FA Trophy win over Billericay Town at Westleigh Park.

Prior’s haul included two penalties as the home side dominated the second period after leading through an own goal at the break.

Substitute Marley Ridge completed the rout with a fifth goal in the 81st minute to seal the Hawks’ progress.

Chris Flood came off the bench to earn Gosport Borough a point in a 1-1 draw at National League South strugglers Weston-super-Mare.

Borough had looked to be leaving empty-handed when the hosts took the lead just after the hour mark. But substitute Flood scored with his first touch of the match after volleying home on 77 minutes.

A double from Alfie Whittingham ended Petersfield Town’s losing run as they earned three much-needed points in Southern League division one central thanks to a 2-1 success at Aylesbury.

The home side went ahead but Whittingham levelled before the break, and then slotted in a second-half penalty.

Other results

FA Vase second round: Moneyfields 0 Thatcham Town 4.

Wessex League premier division: Fawley 0 AFC Portchester 2; Bashley 2 Horndean 4.