CONNOR Hall bagged his second hat-trick this season for Wanderers’ Under-23s to further push his claim for first team football.

The 19-year-old striker, who has already appeared on the bench for Phil Parkinson this season, helped the Whites to a 5-2 win over Crewe at the Macron.

Adam Le Fondre, Jem Karacan, Mark Howard, Jeff King and Dorian Dervite were included in a strong line-up but it was Hall who caught the eye with another hard-working display in front of goal.

Crewe took an early lead with their first attack, Ollie Finney curling a fine effort past Howard into the top corner.

Le Fondre came close to an equaliser, forcing Ben Garratt into a good save from a close-range flick but there was nothing the Crewe keeper could do a few moments later when Hall produced glanced a header into the net from Jeff King’s corner.

Wanderers turned up the pressure and after Le Fondre again went close with a header from Harry Brockbank’s cross, Hall put his side ahead by finishing off more good work out wide.

Hall was by now in full flow and was initially denied his hat-trick by a fine save from Garratt, who also watched Cole Lonsdale curl an effort inches over the bar on the stroke of half time.

On the hour he finally managed to claim the match-ball, sending Garratt the wrong way from the penalty spot after Dennis Politic had been tripped.

Charlie Kirk pulled a goal back for the Railwaymen but Dorian Dervite killed off any chances of a comeback when he planted King’s corner into the net from close range.

To cap it off nicely, Lonsdale produced a stunning 25-yard volley to celebrate a fifth league win in succession for David Lee’s side.