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3 August 2015

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Four-goal haul helps secure Beds Premier Cup

Striker Jack Marriott hit four goals as the Hatters beat Barton Rovers 6-1 in the Bedfordshire Premier Cup at Sharpenhoe Road.

The summer signing opened the scoring on the quarter-hour mark with a deft finish when sent through on goal.

Two minutes later the Town doubled their lead when Jake Howells and Luke Trotman combined to set-up Zane Banton to fire home.

Moments after the break the hosts reduced the deficit when Jason Blackett sped clear of the Hatters defence to slot past Mark Tyler in the Hatters goal.

Marriott spurned a good chance when sent clear once more shortly after Barton’s goal, but the forward didn’t have to wait long for his second when he curled home to make it 3-1 following good work between Howells and Ryan Hall.

Five minutes later Marriott secured the matchball when he took Banton’s pass and thumped home an expert left-foot finish to complete his hat-trick.

Before Barton could recover from that goal, the Town made it 5-1 a minute later when Hall dinked over a delicious finish having been sent-clear of the Rovers defence.

But it was Marriott who had the last word five minutes from time when he scored his fourth and the Town’s sixth goal of the night when finding the bottom corner.

Town: Tyler; Williams, Abrahams, Justin, Trotman; Parry, Hall, Robinson, Howells; Banton, Marriott.

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