Back-to-back Western League hat-tricks – can anyone oblige?

20:28 04 September 2014

Exmouth Town’s James Ansell completed a rare feat at the weekend when he struck a second successive hat-trick in the Toolstation Western league, writes Steve Birley.

Ansell had scored three of the Town seven in a win at Elburton Villa and, seven days later he score three of the Town nap hand haul at home to Camelford.

The feat of trebles in successive games has never happened before at Town in terms of their South West Peninsula League days.

Town’s John Dibsdall says: “I know it wasn’t done in the 19884/85 FA Vase year as I have programme from the Fleetwood game but not sure if Kevin Smith achieved it. Fairly sure it wouldn’t have been done in the nineties when we struggled and would be surprised if it was done in Russell Wilson’s time.”

South West Peninsula League secretary and all-round football aficionado Phil Hiscox says: “Kevin Smith scored 58 goals in a single season which suggests successive hat-tricks might have been achieved. He’s probably the only contender for this particular feat.”

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 21:12
Sidmouth 2nds at home to Brixham 2nds. Ref shsp 0179-51-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife.

Sidmouth Under-16s were involved in a thrilling 17-all draw when they played a midweek floodlit match at neighbouring Exmouth, writes Daryl Pearce.

Read more
Thu, 12:06

The Sidmouth Under-13 squadron ventured out to Mid Devon last Sunday for a tricky encounter with the mighty Crediton, who were eventually beaten 17-5.

Read more
Thu, 12:06

Crediton Under-9s powered their way to an 80-5 success on their visit to Crediton.

Read more
Thu, 12:06

As any sportsman will tell you it hurts to lose, it also hurts to lose by one point, it hurts even more to lose by one point in the last two minutes of a game and it hurts a lot to lose when it was the best team that lost, writes Robert Baugh.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 8°C

Photo Orders
Competitions
Subscriptions
Facebook
Family notices

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition
Devon�s trusted business finder