OVERTON enjoyed a high scoring 5-3 victory over visiting Hedge End Rangers in the Hampshire Premier League last Saturday.

Striker Dave Parry returned to the line-up and after 15 minutes was brought down in the area by a defender and Alex Spencer gave the home side the lead from the penalty spot.

Five minutes later and this time Spencer was taken out in the box, by the visiting goalkeeper who received a yellow card.

Spencer dusted himself down and slotted home the penalty for a 2-0 lead.

In an excellent end-to-end game it was no surprise Hedge End pulled a goal back.

However, Overton restored a two goal advantage before the break, after Parry was fouled on the edge of the area.

The striker produced a wonderful curling free-kick to make it 3-1 at the break.

After the interval, Hedge End regrouped and pulled a goal back, but once again Parry replied, this time with a free-kick from 35 yards out.

The visitors again came back making 4-2, but the game was put to bed in the final minutes, when Josh Taylor's cross from the left was headed in by Parry for his hat-trick.

After the game, manager Greg Restell said: "I am so proud we are still unbeaten at home and who would have thought that in November, after we lost our first four away games. "We have a big test this Saturday with highly placed Hayling coming to us. They beat us 3-0 at their place, but we were poor that day, so this will be a good indication as to how far we have come."

The game on Saturday has a 2pm kick-off and the squad will be strengthen by the return of Lath Aldoori and Nathan Rae from Andover New Street.