What are footballs biggest rarities?
To name a couple, there is the perfect hat trick, England getting further than the quarter-finals of a major tournament and, of course, both the Blades and the Owls managing to go a season without a hint of drama.
What about two brothers, who play for the same team at different age groups, scoring a hat-trick on the same day and also picking up man of the match to top it off?
Well look no further than the Doman brothers, Tyler and Bailey, when playing for Norfolk Park Rangers Under- 14s and Under-11s respectively to keep their teams firmly in the race for promotion in the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League.
Tyler, 13, bagged his three goals in a resounding 8-1 home victory over Greasbrough FC, whilst his younger sibiling Bailey, 11, scored his treble in the 5-1 away triumph against Southey Wolves.
“They both have scored hat-tricks in the past, but they have never done it on the same day,” Shellie Doman, Tyler and Bailey’s mother, said.
“They are both tiny players, but they live, breathe, eat and sleep football and they are both so dedicated to the game and have been playing it since they could first start.”
Shellie was in attendance to watch Bailey, who underwent a six-week trial with Premier League giants Manchester City and is currently part of the Sheffield United Development squad, as he scored his goals from midfield to take his tally to 18 for the season.
“Bailey always starts games, he scored one and came off and after his team conceded a goal his manager Brett (Muff) put him back on, and within a minute, he had scored again!
“He scored another later in the game for his third and just to top it off he got the man of the match award as well.”
The boys’ grandad Ron Doman took Tyler to his home game and watched on as the other brother continued his hot streak with another hat-trick.
The 72-year-old explained to Grass Roots: “After the game there were three cheers for Tyler, it was great to see.
“He is a dedicated little player, who never misses training and on that day, it was just a case of whatever you can do I can do better, it was a great day for the pair of them.”
The brothers helped their sides to victories again last weekend as well, with Tyler particularly having an eventful game after scoring his 14th goal of the season before breaking his hand.
The injury is not keeping Tyler away from the game, though, as he went to training only days after the injury, and with still plenty of games to go until the end of the season, you would not bet against the pair repeating the feat before the end.