A Brad McClelland hat-trick inspired Alnwick Town to their first win of the season, with a 4-1 victory over Esh Winning tonight.
The forward opened the scoring in the first half before scoring two late goals in the second period to help the home side to all three points in the Northern League Division Two clash. His colleague Kieran Hogg also found the net.
Esh Winning had equalised through Daniel Hill just after the hour, but McClelland’s second of the night with 10 minutes remaining, followed by Hogg’s effort two minutes later turned the game on its head. McClelland completed his hat-trick in second-half stoppage time.
The quick-fire salvo from Alnwick ensured they bounced back from their opening day defeat against Darlington RA at the weekend and it was Jon Egen’s first competitive win as Town boss.
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