Football League your thoughts: Ellis Harrison hits seven-minute hat-trick

07 January 2017 05:13
Sheffield United impress on the road, Bury fail to solve defensive worries, Kurtis Guthrie keeps Colchester on song and Newport’s winless run goes on • When Bristol Rovers score, it’s usually Matty Taylor. The former Forest Green Rovers forward has 18 goals this season alone. But not at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday, where there was another striker in rich form by the name of Ellis Harrison, who hit a seven-minute hat-trick after Billy Bodin’s opener. All four goals arrived inside 25 minutes, leaving Northampton Town with a second-half mountain to climb. And things got worse after the break with Harrison adding his fourth and Rovers’ fifth of the afternoon 10 minutes into the second half. Rovers have been Jekyll and Hyde of late, especially on the road, but this was their fourth straight home win. “It’s nice to see we’ve scored some goals and a clean sheet is another Brucie bonus,” Darrell Clarke, the Bristol Rovers manager, said. Related: Millwall admit council scheme could force club to leave Lewisham Related: Alan Smith named as Notts County’s caretaker manager Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian