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Six of the best for Yates' Oscar Preece
OSCAR Preece delivered an award-winning display on his Weymouth Sunday League Championship debut for Yates, netting a double hat-trick in a 9-0 demolition of George Jewels.
The hosts continued their impressive run of form since being taken over by Portesham United and they were boosted by a number of the club’s Saturday players including Lloyd Gilks, Mikey Hoskins, George Otton and Stewart Holmes.
Yates took the lead within five minutes when Gilks sent Holmes through and he blasted his effort into the top corner.
George began to struggle and Holmes nearly added a second only to see his shot rebound off the bar.
Lewie Dolan and Gilks both went close and Carl Hopkins forced the George keeper into a smart save while at the other end Bickerstaff was a mere spectator.
Twenty minutes in and it was time for the Preece show as he grabbed a quick fire hat-trick. His first was a header from a corner, the second a cool finish from a Bickerstaff goal kick and the third was perhaps his best as he beat three men before bending an effort past the keeper to make it 4-0 at half time.
Preece’s amazing debut continued in the second half and he grabbed goals four, five and six.
Another header from a corner made it 5-0, his fifth came courtesy of a Holmes cross and a sixth was slid home from a Gilks cut back.
Yates made it 8-0 when Harry Norman fired in from a tight angle and the scoring was completed by debutant Otton.
Meanwhile, at the top of the Championship, Portland Town reclaimed first place from Dolphin with a 3-2 win at Dolce Vita.
It was Vita who took the lead when Rockingham latched onto a short back pass to lob Josh Frampton.
But the Lions hit back when Matt Brown saw his penalty saved and Craig Wells followed up to score.
Some great work on the right by Justin Faulkner ended with a cross which found Ricol Hot Tubs man of the match Elliot Gould and he slid the ball in at the near post.
The first half ended in controversy when a Vita striker’s shot was adjudged to have crossed the line even though it appeared Luke Atkins had got back to clear.
At 2-2 it could have gone either way and after some decent Faulkner footwork the ball was laid off to right back Loz Tonkin and he hit a screamer into the net from 25 yards – a goal worthy of winning any game.
The only other Championship fixture saw Sailors Return beat Weymouth Athletic 2-0 to stay fourth.
In the Premiership, the match of the day saw leaders Rendezvous fall to a 4-3 loss at second-placed Rodwell, who now go level on points with the former at the top of the table.
Britannia are only three points adrift following a 4-2 success against Market House.