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Hat-trick delight for Dele

22 September 2014

Dele Alli became only the second player in MK Dons history to score two hat-tricks when he netted three times against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

The 18-year-old took home the matchball for the second time in his still infant career thanks to a trio of well-taken goals in the Dons’ 6-1 thrashing of the Railwaymen at stadiummk. Alli’s first professional hat-trick came away at Notts County last season.

After putting the Dons ahead inside the first three minutes with a composed finish under Crewe keeper Ben Garratt, Alli added a second with a leaping header from Ben Reeves’ cross. The midfielder completed his treble in the final six minutes with another drilled shot, this time from the edge of the area, after selling two defenders with a dummy.

Alli’s fellow academy graduate Sam Baldock is the only other player to net a hat-trick on two separate occasions for the Dons - the now-Brighton & Hove Albion striker scored his trebles in games against Colchester Untied and Chesterfield.

Baldock and Alli are also the only two Dons players to score a hat-trick at stadiummk, although striker Clive Platt did net three goals at the National Hockey Stadium back in 2007.

Mark Wright, Aaron Wilbraham and winger Dean Bowditch are the three other players to have scored hat-tricks for the Club.

Click here to watch highlights of Dele’s hat-trick against Crewe Alexandra, along with the other four goals from Saturday’s exciting clash at stadiummk.

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