Fryatt hat-trick sinks Shrimpers

Matty Fryatt made history as he scored 20 goals before Christmas for Leicester as his hat-trick gave the Foxes a 3-0 home win over Southend.

Last Updated: 06/12/08 at 20:14 Post Comment

Fryatt: Entered history books

Fryatt: Entered history books

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 23-year-old striker is the first Foxes player since Derek Dougan in 1966 to achieve the feat and gave his side a sixth-minute lead when he collected a pass from Matt Oakley and cut inside Adam Barrett before he beat Southend goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall with a low angled drive from inside the box.

Fryatt collected his second of the afternoon in the 76th minute when he latched on to Steve Howard's flick and raced away from Barrett before he decisively struck an 18-yard strike into the bottom-left corner of the net.

Southend were largely restricted to long-range attempts and their best chance of the game had fallen to Robert Milsom when he struck a free-kick from just outside the box which was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper David Martin.

The former Walsall forward was then handed a chance to complete his second hat-trick in as many games in the 80th minute - following the three goals he scored against Dagenham in the FA Cup last weekend - from the penalty spot after Southend's Peter Clarke handled inside the box.

Fryatt struck the resulting spot-kick past Mildenhall with a confident finish into the top-left corner of the net before he left the pitch to a standing ovation as Leicester remain top of League One.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 24 March 2015
19:45
Oldham 3-0 Rochdale  
Sheff Utd 4-0 Scunthorpe Report
Saturday, 21 March 2015
15:00
Barnsley 1-1 Preston Report
Bradford 2-2 Fleetwood Report
Coventry 1-3 Doncaster Report
Crawley 1-0 Leyton Or Report
Crewe 0-1 Oldham Report
Gillingham 2-2 Colchester Report
MK Dons 4-1 Notts Co Report
Peterboro 1-0 Chesterfld Report

Footer 365

Harry Kane says debut England goal is a 'dream come true'

Harry Kane said his first goal for England was "a dream come true" after he scored 79 seconds into his debut appearance.

Roy Hodgson hails Harry Kane's impact after goal on England debut

Roy Hodgson led the plaudits for Harry Kane after his ‘fairytale’ international debut in England's win over Lithuania.

England 4-0 Lithuania: Harry Kane scores 79 seconds into debut

Harry Kane scored 79 seconds into his England debut from the bench as Roy Hodgson’s men beat Lithuania 4-0.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company