Six of the best for the Tudors at Truro

Hemel Town FC captain Jordan Parkes opened the scoring. Picture (c) Darren Kelly
Hemel Town FC captain Jordan Parkes opened the scoring. Picture (c) Darren Kelly

Jordan Parkes and Lewis Toomey hit a hat-trick apiece as Hemel Town thrashed Truro City 6-1 to extend their lead at the top of the Calor League Premier Division to 14 points.

There had been considerable doubt as to whether the game would go ahead following weeks of heavy rain, but the Truro ground staff did a top job to ensure the Treyew pitch was ready for the clash.

But it was Hemel who went home happy after another emphatic win which was started by a 20 minute hat-trick from skipper Parkes and matched by a Toomey treble.

“Going to Truro is always a tricky game with a long journey so I was delighted with the performance,” said Hemel boss Dean Brennan.

“Jordan Parkes scored a great hat-trick and all the goals we scored were very good.

“We would have taken any win before the game so to get it like we did is fantastic.”

Hemel were up early for the 300-mile trip to Cornwall, but they showed no sign of fatigue as they raced into a three-goal lead inside 20 minutes courtesy of captain marvel Parkes.

The midfielder opened the scoring after two minutes with a low drive, before doubling his tally direct from a free-kick and slamming home the third after 19 minutes.

In between, Ben Watson wasted the chance to level the scores after dwelling for too long in front of goal and allowing Tudors defender Moussa Diarra to make a challenge.

Things went from bad to worse for Truro when keeper Grant Fisher was forced off injured, and Toomey had the last word in the first half when he flicked home to make it 4-0.

Sub Liam Eddy looked lively for the hosts after the break, but Hemel were always in control and Toomey made it 5-0 after 67 minutes.

There was still time for Toomey to complete his hat-trick with Hemel’s sixth goal, before Eddy bagged a late consolation for Truro.