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Hipperson grabs hat-trick as Norwich United ease past rival strugglers

PUBLISHED: 15:04 18 February 2018

Adam Hipperson bagged a hat-trick for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Adam Hipperson bagged a hat-trick for Norwich United. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Adam Hipperson’s hat-trick helped the Planters ease to a comfortable victory at Ware, moving above their opponents on goal difference as a result.

Hipperson struck twice before the break and converted a second-half penalty before the hosts converted a penalty of their own.

The Planters opened the scoring in the 32nd minute – a throw on the left allowed Sam Applegate to power forward, his ball was touched in by Nathan Stewart to Hipperson wide on the right and he took the ball into the area before firing across goal and past keeper Harry Voss.

Ten minutes later and it was two with an almost identical goal, this time the throw found its way to Ben Jones and his strong run led to a pass to Hipperson who from a similar position fired home again.

Hipperson completed his hat-trick from the spot in the 64th penalty and four minutes late Ahmed Abdullah reduced the arrears but the Planters saw the game home with ease.

Ware: Voss, Yexley, Njoya, Abdullah, Green, Bowen, Milner, Karagul (Madden 65), Watson, Machado (Haag 77), Oujdi. Unused subs: Long, Kuhn.

Planters: Wilton, Mackie, Rose, Wones, Eastaugh, Watts, Jones, Applegate (Pollock 73), Jackson (Carroll 38), Stewart (Hitch 85), Hipperson. Unused subs: Henery.

Referee: Michael Begley.

Attendance: 60.

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