JACK Alexander came off the bench to score a stunning hat-trick as Wendron United were well beaten in their South West Peninsula League Premier West match at home to St Blazey.

Ruben Kane gave the visitors the lead on the stroke of half-time in fortuitous fashion, before Alexander came off the bench to double the advantage on the hour.

Alexander netted again midway through the half before Jack Stocker pulled one back late on for Wendron, only for Alexander to seal his treble in the final few minutes.

Kian Thomas was the first to come close for the home side following a measured start, doing so well to beat two men but his shot was straight at goalkeeper Liam Joyce.

Jack Noy then did brilliantly to dance through the visiting defence and goalkeeper, but his square ball to Jack Stocker was cleared just as the striker was preparing to tap home.

But the visitors were looking dangerous on the break, with one such attack seeing Kane and Callum McGhee go two-on-one on the home defence, but Kane could not put his shot past Dan Stedman.

Joyce then tipped Joe Chapman's strike onto the post at the other end before Noy was denied again as Wendron looked to get on top in the game.

But the visitors began to take control shortly before half-time, with Jordan Hogan skewing a shot wide before Ben Joyce's lob also dropped wide.

Their efforts were rewarded in front in first half injury time, with Dan Stedman dropping a cross at the feet of Kane, who took a couple of touches before tapping into the empty net.

The Green and Blacks doubled their lead with another cheap goal on the hour, with substitute Alexander pouncing on a weak throw out and slotting into an empty net.

Alexander made sure of three points for his side ten minutes later as he coolly slotted past Stedman following a quick counter.

Stocker grabbed a consolation five minutes from time when fired home from Briar's cross, and was inches away from getting on the end of Michael O'Neill's cross a couple of minutes later to give his side hope of a huge comeback.

But the visitors moved further clear again in the 89th minute, with the excellent Alexander sealing his hat-trick with a superb solo run and finish.

Wendron: D Stedman, F Robinson, M Bowden, S Palmer, D Tarrant, B Ringrose, K Thomas, J Chapman, J Stocker, Y Briar, J Noy. Subs: C Mulroy, M O'Neill, W Paul.

St Blazey: L Joyce, J Hogan, J Wilmott, E Rendle, J Walton, R Card, B Joyce, S Rogers, R Kane, C McGhee, H Eaton. Subs: S Clifton, M Edwards, J Alexander.