Shirebrook's Watson fires hat-trick after missing penalty

The prolific Kieren Watson made up for an early penalty-miss with a hat-trick to ease Shirebrook Town to a 3-1 win in the race for promotion from the Northern Counties East League's First Division.

Monday, 9th April 2018, 12:07 pm
Updated Monday, 9th April 2018, 12:11 pm
Kieren Watson, who fired a hat-trick in Shrebrook Town's latest win.

It looked like being a bad day for Watson when his spot-kick was saved after Declan Brewin had been brought down, especially as Rotherham hosts Swallownest proceeded to take a tenth-minute lead through Alex Lill.

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But Watson responded with goals on 28 and 34, after good service from Jordan Claxton, and he sealed the points on 62 when chipping the onrushing ‘keeper from a Sam Dockwray pass.

The win kept Shirebrook fifth in the table, just six points off second with six to play.