BEN Wright with a super hat-trick made sure Basingstoke Town enjoyed their first ever game at the Winklebury Football Complex with a 3-2 victory over Farnborough in a Tuesday night friendly.

Town will continue to play their league games at Winchester City until they move to a ground back in Basingstoke, once work is done to pass the league's ground grading.

A good crowd turned out to watch the Dragons back in town and they had the better of the first 45 minutes, but it remained 0-0. The deadlock was broken on 54 minutes, as Harrison Cliff and Jordan Edwards started a move which saw Reece Rusher whip in a cross for Wright to score.

The lead was doubled on 62 minutes, as Wright released Claudio Herbert his cross into the area was headed out to Wright, who took once touch and volleyed home.

Farnborough then opened their account, but Wright left his best to last with a lovely curling effort to make it 3-1 on 74 minutes.

The visitors did pull a goal 10 minutes from time, but the side from a higher league were unable to stop Town winning.

Town manager Dan Brownlie admitted he has a few headaches with selection of his team ahead of his side’s league trip to Willand Rovers, after his side beat Farnborough on Tuesday night 3-2 in a friendly.

Brownlie expects Aaron Kuhl and Ryan Suckling to be back in the squad for the away game in Devon against a side two places below the Dragons in the Southern League Division One South table. Both players were in action on Tuesday night in a friendly between Slough and Aldershot.

Brownlie said: “I was impressed with the way we played against Farnborough and it has left with a few decisions to make for Saturday. We are also targetting a new centre-half and striker to come in.

“Some will look at this as a big game, but we go into every game wanting to win and will do the same on Saturday.”

The kick-off in Devon is at the earlier time of 2pm.