CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mike Cook was pleased to see hard work pay off after Harry Parsons netted an eight-minute hat-trick during a 4-1 win at home to Dorking Wanderers last weekend.

Fellow Swindon Town loanee Ricky Aguiar scored the other as the Bluebirds saw tangible results to a fortnight of work on the training ground designed to make Cook’s men more ruthless in front of goal.

The victory was Chippenham’s second league success in a row at home, and Cook felt the positive results for his team had been a long time coming given the standard of performance had regularly been encouraging.

But with a lack of goals leading to draws or defeats, Cook was delighted to see his two latest recruits play a significant part in bringing an end to that sequence.

Discussing the impact of Aguiar and Parsons on Saturday, Cook said: “They came up trumps for us.

“It was worth going to watch them play – I don’t like taking loans blind anyway – but when we’ve seen them play they did really well.

“With someone like Harry, he was getting into the positions to score the goals but not quite getting the ball over the line. It was nice to see him score a lovely hat-trick last weekend.

“We’ve spoken about trying to get more shots off, and we worked on it in training as well.

“He’s literally had two weeks of training which has been geared towards the forwards because we can’t keep playing like we were, creating lots of opportunities but not scoring the goals.”

Cook was delighted to see his plan work to perfection as Chippenham regularly exposed the spaces in behind the Dorking defence.

And despite Matt Briggs’ consolation goal just before the break, Chippenham remained in complete control as the Bluebirds saw out their fifth win of the season.

Cook said: “It was pretty comfortable for us. They were everything we expected them to be.

“This week, our game plan worked extremely well. It doesn’t always work that well every week, but with our tactics and strategies we knew they were going to be very narrow with a back three.

“We knew if we could nick the ball in midfield then with Ola Lawal and Harry Parsons up front we had an opportunity to get some shots off, and that proved to be the case.”