A HAT-TRICK from Alan Parkinson helped Droitwich Spa Eagles Reserves condemn Hawthorns Athletic to their first defeat of the McDonald’s Worcester and District Football League season.

Damien Hill struck twice for the Division Three leaders who were on a seven-match unbeaten run in the league.

But Eagles pulled off a shock 3-2 away victory thanks to Parkinson’s treble that moved them into the top four. The surprise result also allowed Swan Swifts to close the gap on Hawthorns to just two points courtesy of a 5-2 win over Malvern Radar.

Frederick Harrison bagged four and George Loader netted the other while Courtney Bray and Lewis Doyle scored for Radar.

Swifts have now scored five goals in each of their past four matches with Harrison (11) and Loader (nine) leading the scoring.

Seventh-placed Worcester Saints also demonstrated their clinical edge in front of goal with a 8-2 thrashing of Lower Teme and Martley Rovers.

Division Two outfit Colwall St James progressed to the second round of the Southam Trophy with a 3-1 triumph at Gruppo Select.

Florin Lazar struck for the lower-ranked hosts but Colwall made it through thanks to a brace from Ahmed Nasar and a goal from Jonathan Leary.

Lower Teme and Martley Athlete came out on top in an all-Division Two tie.

But they needed penalties to defeat Droitwich Spa Rangers.

Alistair Robb, Drew Banner and Robert Goodwin scored for Athletic before winning the shootout 4-3 in a thriller at Jury Field.

A double from Leon Roberts guided Powick to a 4-1 home success against Worcester City Wanderers.

Chris Newman and Bree Roberts were also on target for Powick.

Elsewhere, The Bell FC saw off Hornets 5-3 in a friendly at Little Perdiswell.