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Donal Rocks became the latest Cliftonville Olympic player to hit a hat-trick as Brendan Lynch’s side maintained their Premiership Development League title push with a 4-2 victory over Linfield Swifts at Midgley Park this evening.

Following a minute’s silence in memory of former Olympic star Jerry Thompson, it was the Blues who took a 14th minute lead through Jake Corbett.

Calvin McCurry teed Rocks up to level things just before half-time, only for Kyle Anderson’s own goal to restore the hosts’ advantage shortly after the turnaround.

The Reds rallied thereafter, though, and made it 2-2 when Rocks turned provider for McCurry ahead of resuming his scoring role by putting the Olympic in front with a 70th minute volley and then completing his treble with a late free-kick.