Darlington gained their first win of the season in style thanks to a magnificent hat-trick by skipper Reece Styche, yet his treble cost him £50, report The Northern Echo.

On Saturday morning on social media Styche said he’d match a supporter’s pledge to the club’s Sponsor a Goal scheme if he scored a hat-trick at Brackley Town.

By half-time he was £50 down, the hat-trick having been completed by the 23rd minute, Darlington leading 4-1 at the break with Simon Ainge also chipping in during a remarkable first half.

The game ended 4-2, and Styche said: “It’s a pleasure to pay out, it was good that somebody came up with the idea.”

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