Danny Carlton scored a superb hat-trick as Morecambe trounced Crawley 6-0.

The Shrimps took the lead on nine minutes. Laurence Wilson swung in a cross from the left which Crawley defender Charlie Wassmer missed and Danny Carlton was free at the far post to poke the ball past Michael Kuipers.

Nick Fenton evaded his marker to head past Kuipers from close range to double the lead going into half time. Crawley started the second half on the front foot but three goals in nine minutes killed the game off.

Carlton made it 3-1 on 61 minutes from Jason Price's pinpoint cross and Kevin Ellison made it 4-0 with a close-range finish after Gary McDonald's header had hit the crossbar.

Carlton clinched his hat-trick on 70 minutes when Reid produced another excellent cross and the striker had time to pick his spot to beat Kuipers for a fifth time.

Wilson capped the display with a sixth goal from the penalty spot after Gary McDonald was brought down in the area.

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