BARNSLEY: Craig Davies dedicates goals to family



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BARNSLEY striker Craig Davies made a special trip to his grandparents’ home 24 hours after his heroic four-goal salvo against hometown club Birmingham City.

Davies became the first Barnsley player for nearly 24 years to bag four goals in one game as the Reds hammered the Blues 5-0.

And to celebrate his achievement Davies gave his Man-of-the-Match champagne and the match ball to his grandparents Ada and David.

“I thought it would be a really nice thing to do,” said Davies. “They’ve always supported me and my gran has always said to me when I scored a hat-trick to bring the ball to her house. So I did. They were made up. They watched me on TV, so it was extra nice for them to see me do so well. I’m really close to my family; they’ve supported me through good and bad times. It means a lot to me to have them in my life.

“It doesn’t happen a lot scoring four goals in a match, so I’ll remember that day for a long time. I shocked myself really.

“It was like a dream come true. Scoring four goals is brilliant, but to score them against Birmingham, where I grew up, made it more special. But without the rest of the boys it wouldn’t have been possible. It took a great team performance and some selfless plays to create the opportunities for me.”

Davies is at the top of the Championship leading scorer standings alongside Burnley’s Charlie Austin.

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