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Monday, October 10, 2011
Norwich City striker Simeon Jackson smashed a stunning first-half hat-trick in Canada’s 7-0 win over St Lucia on Friday.
The win, which is the biggest in Canada’s history, saw Jackson become only the second Canadian ever to hit a treble in World Cup qualifying, emulating former West Ham striker Alex Banbury.
The Canucks now sit top of their CONCACAF Stage II World Cup 2014 qualifying group with a maximum nine points from three games.
Playing on a converted cricket pitch in St Lucia, Jackson opened the scoring in the 19th minute, with a neat lob over the goalkeeper. Ten minutes later, Jackson, who started on the right side of midfield, made it two after Adam Straith nudged a ball into his path following a corner.
Jackson then completed his hat-trick in the 34th minute making it 4-0 on what was a memorable night for the City man. Braces from Iain Hume and Olivier Occean completed the rout for Canada, who face Puerto Rico next tomorow.