TYLER Weir scored a hat-trick as Ledbury Town beat Tenbury United 5-0 to go top of the Herefordshire FA County League Premier Division table. 

Ledbury raced into a 3-0 half-time lead after arguably their best 45 minutes of the season so far, with Lewis Williams, Craig Howell and Weir getting on the score sheet. 

Weir added a fourth shortly after the restart and the forward completed his hat-trick mid-way through the second period from Williams' cut-back. 

Ledbury hit their stride early and dominated the match, scoring three times in the first half.

Inside seven minutes, Weir burst forward and was brought down on the edge of the box. Howell’s low free-kick clipped the side of the wall, evaded the keeper and hit the corner of the net.

One quickly became two as Sam Webb set-up Williams inside the box and he turned and fired into the corner of the goal to double Ledbury’s lead.

Town were cooking by this point and Tenbury were chasing shadows. Weir then got the all-important third goal, reacting quickest to a loose ball in the Tenbury box to guide the ball home. 

It was much of the same in the opening minutes of the second-half and Weir grabbed a second after a through ball from Howell, finishing at the second time of asking.

It seemed inevitable Weir would collect the match ball and he did so with 20 minutes to play.

James Febery won a powerful header on the half-way line, sending Williams clear down the right wing. He drove to the touchline and cut the ball back expertly for Weir, who made no mistake.

The visitors took their foot off the pedal in the closing stages and Tenbury should have made the most of a couple of chances to score a consolation but it was not to be and Ledbury kept a clean sheet and celebrated going top of the table.