NICK Yeomans was Whitchurch United’s hat-trick hero as they won a home thriller 3-2 against Ringwood.

The home side came from behind twice to take all three points in their Wessex League Division One clash.

Lee Vint gave Ringwood the lead as he beat the returning Josh Cotton, who has re-signed from Hamble.

The Ringwood lead, only lasted seven minutes as Yeoman scored his first to make it 1-1 at half-time.

Soon after the break, the visitors made it 2-1 as Vint found the net again.

Back came the Jam Boys and Lewis Visioli made a break and Jack Fisher’s cross to the far post was headed back across the six yard box and Yeomans was on hand to claim his second goal.

He then completed his hat-trick as Yeomans drilled the ball home from the edge of the area.

He could have then had a fourth, but he was denied by the crossbar.

Former Whitchurch player Jack Ormiston then found the side netting for Ringwood, as they looked for an equaliser.

After the game manager Glyn Cherrett said: “We changed things around and put Nick Yeomans and Corey Cherrett up top and it worked well. I think in the end we deserved the win and the three points.”

The victory leaves Whitchurch eighth in the table and they are next in action at Longmeadow on Friday night, when lowly Alton are the visitors in a game which has a 7.45pm kick-off.

OVERTON United moved up to third in Hampshire Premier League, as they extended their winning run to a magnificent seven games.

This week, Overton hosted mid table Sway and came out 1-0 winners, as Christian Cox scored the winner in the second half.

Joint manager Joe Lawler said: "We had some illness running through the camp so it was great to see a battling performance, and come away with a 1-0 win.

"I felt Sway were a very well organised team and hard to break down, the first half was pretty even I felt we certainly edged it on possession and attacking intent however we found it very difficult to break their defence down and create many clear cut chances.

"Throughout the 90 minutes I felt we really looked solid defensively, which has been a really good change from our early season form and one of the main reasons we have managed seven wins in a row."

Saturday, Overton host Colden Common at Bridge Street.

Lawler added: "We will be looking for another three points and hopefully get another good crowd to get behind the boys."