SHAUN Jackson hit a hat-trick on his return to the side as Division Two leaders Prestwich blasted five past Old Boltonians Reserves in the Lancashire Amateur League.

The energetic striker wasted no time in getting back among the goals as he converted Sean Haslam’s low cross in the 12th minute to give the home side an early advantage at Heys Road.

Craig Howarth’s good work down the right was rewarded when his centre was collected by Haslam who turned and drove home from 12 yards.

Prestwich were in no mood to let up and when Jackson was hacked down inside the box, he picked himself up and blasted in the resulting penalty to put Prestwich three up inside half an hour.

After the break, Jackson fired into the roof of the net to complete his hat-trick following good link-up play between Anthony Roberts and Haslam.

The goal took the striker’s tally to 15 goals from 15 games this season.

Prestwich added a fifth when Roberts sprang the visitors’ offside trap to calmly round the goalkeeper before slotting into the empty net. A slack moment at the back gifted Boltonians a consolation with five minutes remaining in an otherwise convincing display from Lee Metcalfe’s men who stay five points clear at the division’s summit.

Prestwich Sunday team recovered from a nervy start to ease into the semi-finals of the Millennium Cup following a 7-1 win against Crown FC at Heys Road.

A hat-trick from Haslam, Jackson (two), Chris Crookes and an own goal from Law gave Pete Lorenzini’s side a comprehensive win which sets up a tie against Cross Keys in the last four.