Chow hat-trick seals comeback victory for Jarrow Roofing
Jarrow Roofing staged an incredible comeback to beat West Auckland Town 4-3 at the Boldon C.A. Sports Ground.
Roofing were inspired by a hat-trick from Paul Chow and a goal of the season contender from James Fairley.
Auckland raced into a 3-1 lead after just 35 minutes thanks to a hat-trick from Adam Burnicle, while Chow had converted a penalty in the 12th minute for the home side.
Chow netted again just one minute after Auckland’s third, before Fairley equalised shortly after the break.
Chow sealed his hat-trick and the result for Roofing on the hour mark with a well executed finish.
Heading into the clash Roofing had been on a poor run of form, and things didn’t look to be getting any better when they found themselves 3-1 down with just over half an hour played.
Auckland had raced into a fifth minute through Burnicle, before Chow equalised from a penalty won by Kerry Hedley.
Auckland quickly retook the lead with a spot kick of their own scored by Burnicle, before the forward completed his hat-trick.
Chow pulled one back for Roofing almost immediately after Burnicle’s third, with a sweet left-footed strike, but Roofing still headed into the break 3-2 down.
However, Richie McLoughlin’s men came out after halftime with a spring in their step, demonstrated by Fairley’s remarkable effort.
Cutting in from the right, the fleet-footed attacker escaped a string of Auckland defenders before dispatching a well hit strike for Roofing’s equaliser.
Chow completed the scoring for Roofing on the hour mark after Shaun Vipond picked up the ball in the centre of the pitch and floated it towards the striker, who slotted home to give his side the advantage.
Both sides battled towards the final whistle, but neither could find another defining moment and Roofing took the much needed three points.
The result is massive for Roofing as they look to climb the table, while West Auckland will look to move on quickly towards Marske United on Saturday.