Coupe de grace by hat-trick hero Tom

COUPE DE GRACE -- Dowhan were inspired by a hat-trick from Tom Coupe.
COUPE DE GRACE -- Dowhan were inspired by a hat-trick from Tom Coupe.

A hat-trick by Tom Coupe helped Hucknall side AFC DOWHAN to climb into the top four of the Notts Sunday Morning League’s Senior Third Division.

Dowhan did not need to get out of first gear to coast to a 5-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Horse And Jockey Arnold.

Jonny Bernard netted the first two goals, bending a shot into the bottom corner early on and striking again ten minutes later. But the rest of the match belonged to Coupe, revelling in his new role up front.

His first goal found the top corner from just inside the box, and his second came 13 minutes later. But it was his third that really caught the eye as Bernard turned provider with a pinpoint cross from the left that Coupe met with a sublime overhead-kick from 16 yards.