Matty Bell (left) notched a hat-trick before Richard Aves (right) scored twice more to give Trojans an emphatic 5-0 win over South League Premier Division neighbours Winchester at Stoneham lane.
Bell scored twice in the opening half and completed his hat-trick early in the second period. Aves completed the rout with two second half goals.
Former King Edward VI student Bell, who has just begun a three-year Sports Therapy degree course at Chichester University, scored a hat-trick in the corresponding match against Winchester last season, which Trojans won 6-3.
Bell flew to Queensland this summer to sharpen his hockey skills in Brisbane, but played only one match in Brisbane before Aussie lockdown. Fortunately, he was able to swap his hockey stick for a surf board and didn’t waste any moment of his time on the golden beaches of Surfer’s Paradise.
Bell's hat-trick may have grabbed the headlines, but MoM went to the emerging Toby Dudson, who had an outstanding match in the Trojans defence. Dudson is a former team-mate of Bell's in the KES fifth form.
Winchester, who narrowly avoided relegation last season, managed only one shot on target and look to be headed for another long winter. Only two penalty corners were forced and the umpires had a card free afternoon.
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