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Jamar Loza scored his first hat-trick in Maidstone United's fightback victory at Woking

Hat-trick man Jamar Loza knew Maidstone would beat Woking the moment he pulled a goal back.

Loza scored the first treble of his career as United came from two goals down to win 4-2 on Saturday.

The former Norwich man fired a special opener just minutes after the Cards had taken a two-goal lead.

Maidstone striker Jamar Loza Picture: Andy Jones
Maidstone striker Jamar Loza Picture: Andy Jones

He felt United then played on Woking's nerves as the visitors moved above their National League relegation rivals.

Loza said: "We started really slowly, which is unlike us, but we've got a great team spirit so we didn't give up, we knew we could get back in the game and after I scored the first goal I think we all believed we'd come back and win the game.

"The first goal's very important. It was at a good time because Woking were playing really well and we needed a goal to get back in the game.

"That kind of put them on the back foot a bit and set us up perfectly for the second half to go out and get at them.

"We knew they were a bit nervous, with the fans a bit nervy as well, so we took advantage of that.

"Second half we got together, we stuck together, we didn't fold.

"We got back into the game in a great manner so we're all buzzing. It feels like more than three points but it is only three points.

"We can't get too carried away because there's still a lot of work to do."

More than 600 Maidstone fans went home happy after Loza's treble and a late fourth from Yemi Odubade stretched their unbeaten run to seven games.

Loza said: "Home and away, they're different class, I'd say up there with the best in the league.

"We're going to need them in the last few games because it's going to be hard."

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