Chem Campbell stole headlines last night as he hit a perfect hat-trick for the Wolves U23s against Reading.
James Collins’ side came out on top in a thrilling match at Aggborough against the Royals, and boosted their hopes of securing promotion to Division 1 in PL2.
Campbell opened his and Wolves’ account for the night by turning in a cross from Hugo Bueno just before the quarter-hour mark with his right foot.
Shortly after that, Campbell would add his second to put Wolves 2-0 to the good. This time he scored a fantastic header, generating power to get the ball back across goal from Chiquinho’s high cross.
In the second-half, Reading then got a goal back.
But Wolves restored their two-goal cushion, with Yerson Mosquera nodding in Luke Cundle’s corner.
Campbell then stepped up to take a free-kick with his right foot, giving the ‘keep absolutely no chance.
It was a superb hit without any real back-lift, and it capped off a fine display from the youngster.
It was a bit of an uncomfortable finish for Wolves as Reading pulled two goals back in the final 10 minutes.
But the visitors had left it just too late, and Wolves are now just four points behind second-placed Norwich City.
After the game, Campbell said: “I’m just taking each game as it comes. I’m trying to have more shots and I probably could have had even more shots today and more goals, but I’ve got the three, so I can’t really complain.”
Chem Campbell sends message to Bruno Lage with perfect hat-trick against Reading
There aren’t many better ways to make a statement than by scoring a perfect hat-trick.
And they were all great finishes from Campbell, who positioned himself perfectly for his first two of the evening.
It’s five goals and two assists now for the talented young Welshman, who is starting to make a real name for himself at youth level at Wolves.
There are several exciting talents in Collins’ squad right now, and Campbell is most definitely showing he has big potential.
Bruno Lage recently handed Luke Cundle his full Premier League debut. And Campbell may hope he can follow in his footsteps.