Josh Moreman was delighted to finally get his hands on a matchball after he grabbed his first hat-trick for Corby Town.
The striker made it nine goals for the season as he opened the scoring with a header against Droylsden after just 68 seconds, added the Steelmen’s third 15 minutes from full-time and then completed a 5-0 victory with a stoppage-time penalty.
Moreman has made a big impression after being plucked from United Counties League side Deeping over the summer.
And, despite missing out on matchballs after his goalscoring exploits at a lower level, he insisted there was no way he was letting this one go.
“It is very pleasing to get a hat-trick,” the frontman said.
“I was hoping to get a perfect hat-trick in the end but I didn’t fancy the penalty with my left foot!
“They never let me keep a ball after a hat-trick at Deeping.
“I am definitely having this one and I got the lads signing it straight away so it couldn’t be taken off me!”
The Steelmen have suffered just one defeat in six matches and that big win on Wednesday night saw them move out of the bottom three in the Blue Square Bet North ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup third qualifying round clash at league rivals Histon.
And Moreman believes Corby’s good form is a result of the squad finally beginning to gel under Chris Plummer and he is hoping there will be more goals to come from him at the weekend.
“It was an all-round good performance from the lads and we have to keep it going for Saturday,” Moreman added.
“We just needed to gel and it took a while to do that.
“We have a formation that suits us and now we seem to be looking comfortable in every game. The players are working as a unit and we are being rewarded for it.
“Hopefully there will be more goals to come on Saturday because we really want to get through to the next round.”