Jacob has a cracker as he hits nine in Park mauling

Jacob Codling smashed in a superb triple hat-trick for Newlands against Itis Itis United. Picture: Richard Ponter
Jacob Codling smashed in a superb triple hat-trick for Newlands against Itis Itis United. Picture: Richard Ponter
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Newlands’ Jacob Codling hit the goal trail as he smashed in a stunning triple hat-trick for his side in their 14-0 routing of Itis Itis United on Sunday.

Eighteen-year-old Codling only signed for Division One champs Newlands this season and had been begging gaffer Ben Luntley to push him up front after a string of games at full-back.

The Scarborough Sixth Form pupil definitely nailed down his place after hammering in an incredible nine goals, despite the referee blowing up early after 70 minutes.

Codling said: “It’s not bad at all, is it? I think I scored four or five in an under-11s game for Fishburn, but never anything like this.

“The pick of them was my seventh, which was a penalty that I dinked into the corner.”

Newlands boss Luntley was quick to sing the praises of Codling’s achievement.

“Jacob is brilliant, he’d been filling in at full-back and begging me to go up front,” said Luntley.

“I was hoping he’d get to double figures, but the ref blew up early. It’s some going getting nine in one game.”