Thank Elijah! Adebayo hits hat-trick as rampant Rocks stay top with 5-0 victory

Adebayo Hat Trick

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Elijah Adebayo hit a hat-trick to steer the rampant Rocks to a 5-0 win at Canvey Island today to keep them top of the Ryman Premier League.

The attacker, on loan from Championship Fulham, hit his treble in the second half to secure the victory and keep Bognor at the summit.

The crucial triumph came on a day when second-placed Needham Market — who Rocks beat 2-1 midweek — hammered third-placed Havant 3-1.

James Fraser pounced after just three minutes to open the scoring and Jimmy Muitt doubled the advantage just before half-time.

Then Adebayo (pictured) scored to make it 3-0 after 54 minutes and his second came for 4-0 on 71 minutes, in front of a crow of 407. Then with time running out he made it 5-0.

*Pagham saw the second game on the spin fall foul to a frozen pitch. The SCFL Premier encounter with Peacehaven Town was postponed mid-morning. The Lion’s Sussex Senior Cup clash at home to Brighton development squad.

Meanwhile, Nyetimber Pirates enjoyed a 2-0 win over local rivals Predators at Hawthorn Road in the West Sussex Premier league.

Picture: TOMMY McMILLAN

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