Striker Charlie Bateson bagged his second hat-trick in as many weeks as Yeovil Town Under-18s picked up their first win in the Gary Else Memorial Cup this season.

The young striker starred in a thrilling 4-3 win over Wimborne Town in the young Glovers’ third match in the South West Counties Youth League round robin cup competition at Alvington on Saturday.

Having fallen behind to an early goal after just seven minutes, Bateson broke through to prod past the visiting keeper five minutes later. Wimborne restored there advantage on 14 minutes but it lasted just four minutes as Bateson broke away again and coolly slotted home his second.

The hosts fell behind again on 20 minutes and it was left to Bateson to pull them back in to it rounding the keeper and firing another equaliser on 27 minutes to make it 3-3 at half-time.

The second half was less breathless and settled on 71 minutes when Jacob Shore stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Jacob Shore smashes home the winner. Picture courtesy of Matt Partridge.

Bateson’s treble means he has now netted eight times in his last six outings including a hat-trick in a friendly win at Sherborne School last weekend.


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