Lukas Franzen-Jones hit a hat-trick as East Preston Football Club served up a festive delight yesterday.
As well as Franzen-Jones’ three, Dan Huet struck twice and Jared Rance also netted to help EP record an emphatic 6-2 Southern Combination League Division 1 home success over Selsey.
Despite going behind inside a minute, East Preston recovered to run out comfortable victors.
EP boss Bob Paine felt it was an ideal way to end 2016 and said: “The team put in a fantastic performance. Although we conceded inside the first minute, we totally dominated the match and played some wonderful football.
“We’ve had an excellent first half of the season and have given ourselves a great base from which to push on from now.”
Joe Clarke fired Selsey ahead inside a minute but efforts from Franzen-Jones and Rance turned things around by half-time.
Franzen-Jones netted twice more in the second half to complete his hat-trick, while Huet bagged a brace as EP raced into a 6-1 lead.
Jake Ebling pulled one back five minutes from time but EP ran out 6-2 winners.
EAST PRESTON: Cook; Josh Parazo, Etherington, Lyne, Gilbertson; Hallett, Barnes; Franzen-Jones, Huet, Hunter; Rance. Subs: Purkis, Stevenson, Bull, Smith, Jacob Parazo.
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