(Saturday 18th November 2017)
COTN can confirm that Craig Mackail-Smith’s hat-trick in the 4-0 defeat of Crawley Town at Adams Park om Saturday 18th November 2017, is the fastest by a Wycombe player in the Football League.

Mackail-Smith’s hat-trick came during a 11-minute spell in the second-half and beats the previous record (held by Scott McGleish) by five minutes.

Here’s the full list of hat-tricks by Wanderers players since gaining promotion to the Football League for the start of the 1993/94 season. (The number in brackets is the shortest time between three goals).

02-Sep-95	Bradford City	A	W	4-0	Miquel Desouza (49 minutes)
24-Feb-96	Stockport C	H	W	4-1	John Williams (41 minutes)
26-Mar-96	Bradford City	H	W	5-2	Miquel Desouza (51 mins)
21-Oct-97	Walsall		H	W	4-2	Mark Stallard (36 minutes)
02-Oct-99	Reading		H	W	5-3	Sean Devine (31 minutes)
26-Feb-00	Bury		H	W	3-0	Sean Devine (45 minutes)
04-Jan-03	Northampton T	A	W	5-0	Stuart Roberts (36 minutes)
03-Jan-04	Grimsby Town	H	W	4-1	Luke Moore (86 minutes)
05-Mar-05	Lincoln City	A	W	3-2	Nathan Tyson (28 minutes)
02-Apr-05	Kidderminster 	H	W	3-0	Nathan Tyson (42 minutes)
10-Sep-05	Stockport C	A	D	3-3	Nathan Tyson (42 minutes)
24-Sep-05	Mansfield T	A	W	3-2	Kevin Betsy (42 minutes)
19-Aug-06	Bury		H	W	3-0	Jermaine Easter (25 minutes)
08-Jan-08	Mansfield T	A	W	4-0	Scott McGleish (16 minutes)
26-Dec-11	Exeter City	H	W	3-1	Marcello Trotta (87 minutes)
17-Mar-12	Bury		A	W	4-1	Stuart Beavon (66 minutes)
Other hat-tricks during the same period have also come in cup competitions but none have been faster than Mackail-Smith’s 11 minute trio of goals against Crawley.

03-Dec-94 	Hitchin Town (FAC 2)  A W	5-0	Simon Garner
22-Oct-02 	Torquay U (LDV1) A 	W 	4-0	Sean Devine
10-Nov-08	Wimbledon (FAC1)  A	W	4-1	Matt Harrold
09-Nov-10 	BRISTOL ROVERS (FLT3) H L 	3-6	Scott Rendell
06-Sep-11	BRISTOL ROVERS (FLT1) H W 	3-1	Stuart Beavon
12-Dec-16	Chesterfield (FAC 2) A	W	5-0	Scott Kashket

One of the fastest known hat-tricks in the history of the Club was the nine-minute goal blitz by Keith Searle in the 8-0 home victory over Bromley during the tail end of the 1974/75 season.

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