Young Bolton Wanderers striker Tom Eaves, currently on loan to League One side Shrewsbury Town, ran riot on Crawley Town yesterday as his side hoped to gain breathing room from the drop zone. Eaves had previously scored three goals in six games for Shrewsbury but doubled up on that figure yesterday thanks to a second-half hat trick. All three of Eaves' goals were well-taken as it was his strikes alone that virtually secured Shrews' safety.
The first goal, above, saw Tom Eaves get the ball some 20 yards away from goal. He cut inside, turned, and fired home to the left side of the goal.
The second had Eaves go on a spectacular solo run, beating four defenders before an arguably lucky bounce took him into the box. The finish though, that was all class as the forward chipped the stranded goalkeeper and the ball nestled into the back of the net at the far post.
The third goal and the icing on Tom Eaves' cake saw the ball once again fall to Eaves on the edge of the area. This time around, he fired across his body and found the top(ish) corner at the right side of goal.