Danny Wright nets hat-trick as leaders Torquay hammer Hartlepool
Danny Wright netted a perfect hat-trick as Torquay moved five points clear at the top of the National League with a 5-0 hammering of Hartlepool
The forward took his goal tally to five in two games as the Gulls claimed a fifth consecutive victory, condemning Pools to their first defeat of the season.
Wright sent Torquay into a 2-0 lead inside 14 minutes before another defensive error led to a third from Ben Whitfield, who fired home.
Wright completed his hat-trick in the 57th minute, heading in Whitfield’s cross, and substitute Gary Warren’s tap-in made it 5-0 three minutes from time.