DAVE TARPEY was the hero for Maidenhead United when his four-goal haul helped them to a 4-1 win away at AFC Fylde on Tuesday night.

Tarpey, 28, rewrote the record books last season when he scored 45 goals to help United win the National South title and promotion to the National League.

Fresh from bagging two goals in the 2-1 victory over Hartlepool United on Saturday - Maidenhead's first-ever win in the National League - Tarpey scored four in the success against Fylde, champions of National League North last season.

Tarpey won the penalty that led to the opening goal on 26 minutes after a foul by Fylde captain Josh Langley, who was shown a straight red card by referee Paul Marsden. The United striker slotting in the resulting spot-kick.

The visitors were then awarded a second penalty in the 36th minute for handball inside the box and Tarpey took advantage to double his and Maidenhead's tally for the night.

Ten-man Fylde pulled a goal back before half-time as Lewis Montrose touched in a long free-kick at the back post.

Into the second-half and Fylde midfielder Sam Finley saw his goal disallowed for offside, before Tarpey completed his hat-trick on 58 minutes. The red-hot striker chased a ball over the top, held off a defender and rounded keeper Rhys Taylor to score.

Jake Hyde hit the bar for Maidenhead and Fylde substitute James Hardy saw a shot come back off the post, before Tarpey completed the scoring in the 78th minute.

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After Hyde was bundled over, Tarpey converted with a stunning free-kick, before receiving applause from all corner of the ground when he was replaced by Sean Marks.

The hosts' frustrations continued late into the game when an Zaine Francis-Angol header from a Jack Muldoon cross cannoned off the post.

Maidenhead welcome Ebbsfleet United, runners-up in National League South, to York Road this Saturday.

Slough Town recorded their first win of the season when beating Gosport Borough 5-1 on the South coast.

Summer signing Matt Lench opened the scoring as early as the fifth minute when following up to finish as a Lee Togwell shot was deflected into his path.

Lench turned provider for The Rebels second goal on 27 minutes, his corner was headed in by Chris Flood, the striker left unmarked and making it look easy.

Gosport pulled a goal back four minutes into the second period when Alex Przespolewski took two touches to carry the ball into the box before burying it past keeper Jack Turner.

Slough restored their two-goal advantage just four minutes later after Guy Hollis was hauled down inside the box at a corner. Flood sent Borough keeper Sam Grey the wrong way to convert the penalty with confidence.

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PHOTO: James Dobson (left) scored his second goal of the season with an injury-time effort at Gosport.

Defender Josh Jackman secured all three points for the visitors with his first goal for the club in the 77th minute. After superb work from Flood, who earlier had a header cleared off the line, Jackman side-footed the ball into the net.

James Dobson put the icing on the cake for The Rebels with a fifth goal three minutes into time added on, a cracking strike from outside the box that flew past Grey.

Slough are away to Hereford in the Southern Premier Division this Saturday (3pm).

In the Hellenic Premier Division, Burnham suffered a 2-0 defeat away at Ascot United with Rory Knibbs scoring both goals for the hosts.

Burnham welcome Brackley Town Saints to The Gore on Saturday (3pm).

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