Hull City

From The Archives: Big Ben Strikes Three

05 May 2020
Whilst circumstances currently mean there’s no live football to enjoy, we’re delving into the archives to feature a photograph from Hull City’s illustrious history. For the foreseeable future, we’ll provide an image each day for supporters to enjoy and reminisce.

Ben Burgess celebrates after becoming the first player to score a hat-trick at the KCOM Stadium in Hull City’s 4-1 win over Kidderminster Harriers in April 2003.

Having joined the Club from Stockport County at the end of March, the big striker opened his account in a black and amber shirt from the penalty spot just six minutes into the Division Three fixture after Scott Stamps had brought down Carl Regan inside the box.

He added his and the Tigers’ second of the afternoon seven minutes before the break, shrugging off the challenge of Craig Hinton before firing in from close range.

Sean Parrish volleyed the Harriers back into the game on the hour mark only for Jon Walters to restore Peter Taylor’s side’s two-goal lead ten minutes from time.

Burgess then entered his name into the record books, looping a header over Stuart Brock in the Kidderminster goal to complete a memorable treble.