JORDAN Buckley scored a perfect hat-trick as Warrington Town thrashed Lancaster City.

In what was Mark Beesley's first home game in charge, the striker marked his return to the starting line-up by scoring with his head, right foot and left foot.

Jack Mackreth and Matt Grivosti were also on target for Town.

Listen to the post-match thoughts of Yellows boss Mark Beesley below

Read sports reporter Matt Turner's verdict on the game below

IT is fair to say Warrington Town have sometimes struggled to turn their authority into goals.

On this occasion, they provided an emphatic response.

Mark Beesley affirmed post-match that he felt the goals were coming, and come they did.

Lancaster may well be wondering what on earth had hit them given they were nowhere near as poor as the scoreline suggests.

With a little more luck, it could have been them celebrating a five-star performance and Town goalkeeper Dan Atherton was far busier than he would have liked.

Still, there is only one stat that matters and it of course helps when you have a striker of Jordan Buckley’s quality.

Header, right foot, left foot – the perfect hat-trick to mark an impressive return to the starting line-up having undergone bowel surgery.

He and Jack Mackreth were a big threat up front as Mark Beesley tweaked Yellows’ formation to go with a diamond in midfield.

It did not quite give them the control they would have liked, with Lancaster keeping their wing-backs high up the pitch.

Yellows were overrun at times and the visitors had plenty of chances to score, but they could not make them count.

By contrast, Town were ruthless in horrendous conditions as the wind and rain swirled around Cantilever Park – indeed credit has to go to both teams for keeping spectators who braved the squall entertained by delivering a thrilling contest.

Mackreth deserved the goal he scored – a superb left-footed strike – for a lively, industrious display while Evan Gumbs slotted seamlessly into the defence.

This was only the second time this season they have scored more than twice in a game, with three of their goals coming in a frantic nine-minute spell that also saw Charlie Bailey pull one back for Lancaster.

If this is a sign of what we can expect from Warrington under Beesley, it will certainly be a fun ride.