Lee Hughes scores a hat-trick as Port Vale close the gap on League Two leaders Gillingham with a 7-1 win at home to Burton Albion.
Port Vale have hammered Burton Albion 7-1 at Vale Park to move five points behind leaders Gillingham in the League Two table.
Lee Hughes headed the hosts into a 12th-minute lead before he doubled his side's advantage 10 minutes later from the penalty spot.
Chris Burchill then made it 3-0 moments later with a low drive from 25 yards.
Hughes completed his hat-trick with another penalty six minutes after the restart, while Tom Pope got in on the act on 56 minutes with a low strike.
Burton bagged themselves a consolation in the 77th minute as Martin Paterson fired into the top corner, but Ben Williamson made it 6-1 almost instantly.
Pope completed the rout in the final minute of normal time when he headed in at the near post.
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