Corey Burke hat trick propels St. Polten to 5-0 thrashing of WST Tirol in Austria

By June 02, 2020

Jamaica’s Corey Burke scored a hat trick to lead St Polten to a 5-0 victory over WST Tirol as action resumed in the Austrian Bundesliga on Tuesday.

They were the Jamaican’s first goals for St Polten since he joined them on loan from United Soccer League franchise Philadelphia Union in February.

In Tuesday's match played at the Tivoli Stadium in Tirol, Burke scored in the 10, 15, and 54th minutes to help secure a comprehensive victory for the club who were registering only their fourth win of the season.

It was also their second win in a row following their 2-1 over LASK on May 27.

Kofi Schulz had opened the scoring in the sixth minute before Burke went on his scoring spree. Christoph Messerer completed the rout in the 76th minute.

Burke’s career has been on a bit of a roller coaster since May 2019 when an error in renewing his U.S. visa prevented him from playing for the Union for three months.

While his visa issues were being resolved, the Union sent Burke on loan to Portmore United in the Red Stripe Premier League in September 2019.

He scored 11 goals in 20 appearances for Portmore.

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