Aaron Morris hails hat-trick hero Ian Patterson after Tenbury United thrash Hinton Reserves 8-3 (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Aaron Morris hails hat-trick hero Ian Patterson after Tenbury United thrash Hinton Reserves 8-3 in Herefordshire League Division One
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MANAGER Aaron Morris has hailed teenage hat-trick hero Ian Patterson who got off his sick bed to fire Tenbury United to their third successive victory.
Patterson, a former Tenbury Town man, had been struggling with a sore throat but came off the bench to star for United, who fought back from 3-2 down.
Boss Morris also saluted two-goal Kurt Pardoe and fellow teenagers Ashley Giles and Dec Flynn, who all scored in United’s success.
Morris said: “Dale Withers also scored with a bullet header and, remarkably, none of the five players who scored were with us last season.
“Ian Patterson has been ill with suspected glandular fever but the doctor has given him the all-clear to play.
“Ian looked full of running and all of our strikers are looking sharp at the moment. Dec went on the right wing and looked very good.”
Morris added: “We were 3-2 down with around 25 minutes to go, so it was a brilliant turn-around.
“We have now scored 18 goals in three matches and it’s looking good for the future.
“Everyone seems to be enjoying it but we’re a bit frustrated about the soft goals we have been conceding.”
United have now climbed to second spot in Herefordshire League Division One but are without a match this weekend.
United were missing Ryan Mor ris, Robbie Far rar and Duncan Palmer for last Saturday’s match.
Giles put United on their way, opening scoring when he squee zed in a shot from a tight angle.
“We just need to keep ploughing on,” said Morris.
“We have played some good sides and we were a bit fortunate to beat Orleton Colts the other week.”
Morris praised the displays from experienced duo Mike Foster and Withers.
He added: “Dale is class act – he has played in central-defence all his life but he now wants to play in central-midfield – and he’s still shining.”