HAT-TRICK hero Craig Nurse has backed his Bury Town team-mates to scoop a league and cup double this season.
The 20-year-old striker came of age on Saturday afternoon after bagging his first competitive treble for the Blues in a convincing 4-1 victory at Horsham – and is now vowing to shoot Richard Wilkins’ outfit to back-to-back promotions.
“I was over the moon,” said Nurse, who lives in Bardwell. “The adrenalin rush was really kicking in after I scored the third goal and it was great to get an important win at the same time.
“After I scored the first, Lee Reed said ‘there is a hat-trick in this for you today’ and would you believe it, it came true. I couldn’t believe it and neither could Lee in the end.
“We are flying at the moment and I really believe we can win both the league and Suffolk Premier Cup. I think Sutton United will slip up sooner or later and that we will beat them down at their place.”
The hard-working Nurse is a product of the West Suffolk Sports Academy and his hat-trick is the first by a Bury Town player in the Ryman League Premier Division this term.
“I had to give the more senior players a bit of banter about me getting the first league hat-trick of the season,” said Nurse. “If they didn’t know before, they certainly did after the three-hour coach trip back home.
“But seriously, if somebody had told me a couple of years ago that I would be a regular in the Bury Town line up I would not have believed them.
“Everything is going well at the moment and hopefully it will continue.”