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Watch: Chester FC striker James Alabi on his four goals in 8-2 romp against Aldershot Town

Ex-Stoke City and Ipswich Town striker speaks after his starring role as Blues went goal crazy

Chester FC forward James Alabi puts his four-goal salvo in the sensational 8-2 thrashing of Aldershot Town down to trusting his natural instinct.

The 21-year-old had found the net once in five appearances for the Blues before last night, breaking his duck with a stunning strike in the 2-2 draw at Kidderminster Harriers .

But the former Stoke City and Ipswich Town striker produced a ruthless display of finishing as Chester tore the hapless visitors to pieces, equalling his senior career goals total in the space of 45 devastating minutes.

Doubles from Sam Hughes and leading scorer Ross Hannah completed the rout but there was no question that London-born Alabi was the star of the show.

Read: Jim Green's verdict on Chester's 8-2 win against Aldershot

"I haven't scored four in my professional career so that made it more of a better feeling to score four for the first time," said Alabi following the game.

"The main thing about it is when you're in front of goal as a striker you've just got make sure you don't think about it and you just shoot where the net is and that's what I done.

"Kidderminster was a good goal for me and I still remember that but these ones were about any chance I get make sure I do it early and hit the target so the keeper will be offguard."

Terry Marland James Alabi with the matchball after netting four times against Aldershot
James Alabi with the matchball after netting four times against Aldershot

Before to Chester, Alabi found himself playing development football with Stoke and Ipswich or being used as an impact substitute during six loan spells.

Watch: Steve Burr speaks after the Blues hammer Aldershot Town

He expressed his thanks to manager Steve Burr for giving him a run of starts and acknowledged the role of his strike partner Hannah, whose movement pulled Aldershot's defence from pillar to post.

Alabi said: "Steve's been great because obviously before I didn't chances to play and he's just given me the opportunity to have freedom and play and I thank him for that.

"He's given me good advice when I come on the pitch and he's given me the confidence as you can see.

"I wouldn't have got my goals without Ross. I thought he had a great game and it was nice for him to get his two goals as well."

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