WORCESTER City has moved to third in the league after forward Jamie Insall scored four goals to see them win five-nil against Thornbury Town. 

It was the second time Insall had scored four goals in a game since signing for City last month.

Insall was deployed on the right of the front three with number 9 Kyonn Evans used through the middle, whilst Kyle Belmonte continued in the 10 position following the Pershore fixture.

Insall looked sharp early on in Saturday’s Hellenic League clash, sending one wide of the post just two minutes into the game. 

Ten minutes later Insall got hold of a ball, played in well by Evans, and smashed the ball past goalkeeper Mackenzie Welsh.

He nearly had a second when midfielder Connor Gater intercepted a sloppy ball forward from the opposition and helped Insall through with a brilliantly weighted pass but Welsh brilliantly tipped the effort onto the crossbar and out for a corner.

He acrobatically saved a Lorcan Sheehan header from the resulting corner, managing to keep the score down to one.

Midfielder Gater had to be substituted just shy of 40 minutes into the first half after receiving treatment for an injury. But it was good work chasing a loose ball by his replacement Robbie Thompson Brown, which helped secure a penalty after a Thornbury defender fell on the ball and it was given for handball.

Insall hit the penalty into the top right-hand corner to give City a two-goal lead.

After the restart, some more good work by Evans, poking the ball forward, saw Insall prod past Welsh to complete a first-half hat-trick.

Three minutes into the second half, some patient build-up play led to Kyle Belmonte driving the ball across the box, where Insall was positioned perfectly to make it four for him, and for City. He was replaced shortly after for youth academy product James Batchelor.

Welsh managed to carry out two fantastic saves - one from a Thompson Brown effort before tipping a Belmonte drive over the bar.

City would make it five through, with Belmonte turning provider to put Liam Lockett through on goal. His strike into the back of the net makes it five goals in his last five games. 

The three points sees City up to third in the league, hot on the heels of both Corsham Town and Worcester Raiders in first and second, but with a game in hand over both.