Football: Bell's Strikes Make History; MIDLAND ALLIANCE

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SUPER striker Mark Belling-ham netted a hat-trick to ease Stourbridge to a 4-1 victory over visitors Loughborough Dynamo.

Glassboys' hot-shot broke the league scoring record as he took his season's tally to 41.

His 13th minute penalty gave Stourbridge the edge, and he added a second from the spot at the start of the second half.

Excellent work from new signing Scott Stevenson set up Bellingham for his hat-trick. David Kettle cut the arrears, but Jon Ford completed the scoring for Stourbridge seven minutes from time.

It kept the Black Country side a point behind leaders Malvern Town who ran out 2-1 winners over Quorn.

Gary Griffiths handed the visitors a 10th minute lead, but goals from Duncan Willetts and Nathan Jukes gave Malvern the points.

Chasetown slipped into third position after being held to a goalless draw by lowly Oadby Town while Romulus saw their game at Rocester postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Leamington looked to be heading for all three points after John Adams fired them ahead at Biddulph. …