JEROME Matthews scored a hat-trick as Nelson booked their place in the semi finals of the NWCL Division One Trophy.

Matthews opened the scoring in the second minute before Demaine Cousins levelled on the stroke of half time.

The match appeared to be heading for extra time before Matthews scored two late goals in five minutes. First he put Nelson ahead in the 81st minute then completed his hat-trick in the 86th to book a semi final spot.