VETERANS FOOTBALL: Atkins hat-trick inspires Drayton to big victory

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Drayton Grange Veterans overcame Hillmorton Old Boys with a comfortable 9-0 victory in the Daventry and District Sunday League.

It was an even game for 30 minutes before an inspired substitution led to Michael Fielding netting and then two Paul Atkins goals giving Grange a 3-0 half time lead.

Further goals from Ockleford, Bajek, Fielding and Atkins –his hat trick - put Grange 7-0 up. Two late goals from Pete Aldridge finished the scoring.

Hillmorton kept going right to the end but were unable to snatch a consolation goal. The game was played in great spirit and well officiated by young Joe Pigeon.