Football: Nappy day for hat-trick Lee; WBA 3 PRESTON 1.
Byline: RON WALDEN
WEST Brom's ginger-haired hot-shot Lee Hughes Lee Hughes (born in Smethwick, West Midlands, May 22, 1976) is an English footballer who plays for Oldham Athletic. Between 2004 and 2007 he was jailed for causing death by dangerous driving. ended his week with six goals in the bag - and a baby daughter!
The pounds 5million-rated hitman shattered Gillingham last weekend with his brilliant triple strike.
Then, just 48 hours later, his air hostess wife Annamarie gave birth to their first child - a 6lb 7oz daughter, Mia.
Hughes kept the champagne bubbling with his second hat-trick to destroy promotion play- off rivals Preston.
Albion's delighted boss Gary Megson Gary John Megson (born 2 May, 1959 in Manchester) is a former English footballer and manager. He has recently been appointed as Leicester City's new manager. As a player, he is arguably best remembered from his days at Sheffield Wednesday, where his father Don Megson also played insisted : "It couldn't happen to a nicer lad. Lee has an incredible talent for goals and this is the ideal way to celebrate the birth."
The ex-Kidderminster striker found the target for the first time with a terrific 25-yarder in the 40th minute after a neat one-two with Des Lyttle Desmond "Des" Lyttle (born September 24, 1971 in Wolverhampton, England) is a professional footballer, currently playing for Conference North side Tamworth, where he plays as a defender. .
He was on the mark again in the 63rd minute with an angled drive, and notched his third goal one minute from time.
Preston's reply came in the 52nd minute when Iain Anderson netted.
David Moyes' men battled but lost Michael Appleton after 70 minutes with his second booking.
STAR MAN: Lee Hughes.
Lethal scoring skills count again.
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BROM Boot Rom
BROM Bios Rom : Jensen 6, Clement 7, J Chambers 7, Butler 6 (Carbon 7), Lyttle 6, Fox 7, Sneekes 6, Jordao 7, Van Blerk 6, HUGHES 8, Roberts 6.
PRESTON: Lucas 6, Parkinson 6, JACKSON 7, Gregan 6, Edwards 6, Anderson 6, Rankine 5 (Gunnlaugsson) 6, Appleton 6, McKenna 6, Macken 6, Meijer 5.
MANAGERS: Megson 8; Moyes 6.
REFEREE: G Poll 6.