Steve nets hat-trick in Yanbian draw

Gambia winger Bubacarr ‘Steve’ Trawally scored a first hat-trick in the Chinese Super League to help bottom club Yanbian Fude secure a draw at Beijing Guoan in an eight-goal thriller on Sunday.

The Scorpions international levelled the scores for the visitors at the Workers’ Stadium in Beijing, netting a penalty in the 29th minute before rounding the keeper for his second.

But Yanbian slumbered by giving up their 2-1 lead to be losing 4-3 before their Gambian star player rose to the ranks to restore parity.

He wrote on social media after the match: “‪Thank God for netting my third professional hat-trick and my 1st in the Chinese Super League...absolutely buzzing...can’t stop.”

The goals took Steve’s tally to 11 after 22 appearances and it was his first career hat-trick in the Chinese top-flight.

The draw meanwhile ensures Yanbian remain rooted to the bottom of the Chinese Super League with 15 points after 25 matches.