Chester FC have been toothless in the final third in recent weeks and moved to address their problems in front of goal on Friday with the signing of striker Akwasi Asante on loan, Cheshire Live report.

A day later and Asante was the toast of the Swansway Chester Stadium after he ended the Blues’ five game winless streak and four game barren spell in front of goal in spectacular fashion.

The 26-year-old, on a 28-day loan from Tamworth which could turn out to be a permanent switch, netted the perfect hat-trick, scoring with his head and both feet in 10-men Chester’s thoroughly deserved 3-1 success over Darlington.

And Chester joint-manager Anthony Johnson was understandably thrilled with what he and Bernard Morley saw from Asante, who became the first player since the legendary Stuart Rimmer in 1985 to score a hat-trick on his debut.

“He was unbelievable, but not just his goals, his actual hold up play and his work rate, so everything was there if you take the goals away,” said Johnson.

“It was one of the best hat-tricks I’ve ever seen. His second goal was absolutely out of this world and he could have had a couple more.

“He had a header cleared off the line in the second half as well. There was one where Gary Stopforth has rolled it across to him and he cramped up. But that’s his first start in months.”

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