Donkin hat-trick for Athletic

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NORTH Shields Athletic came from two goals down at half-time to beat Seaton Burn 4-2 in their Northern Alliance division two game.

It was a man of the match performance from Matty Donkin, who helped himself to a hat-trick.

His first coming after 50 minutes when a four-man passing move saw him place the ball beyond the keeper.

After 53 minutes Jared Fawcett converted a penalty, sending Seaton Burn’s goalkeeper the wrong way.

After 62 minutes Donkin got his second and Athletic’s third when he received the ball just outside the box and placed an unstoppable shot into the back of the net.

His third came when he ran onto a through ball and beat the keeper.

Seaton Burn nearly scored a third but an effort hit the bar and was cleared as Athletic held on for only their second win of the season so far.