SWANAGE Town & Herston have announced hat-trick hero Graeme Rose has retired from the game.

The hotshot hangs up his boots having racked up 86 goals in 134 appearances during a four-season spell at Day’s Park.

Rose joined Swanage from Merley Cobham Sports when he was snapped up by former boss Alan Lay.

The Poole-based frontman achieved the incredible feat of hitting four hat-tricks in a row for the Dorset Premier League side in 2015.

That equalled the mark set by former Japan international Masashi Nakayama in 1998, although Rose's effort was not recognised as an official world record.

Nevertheless, his achievement was picked up by a string of national newspapers and websites after being revealed by the Daily Echo.

Rose struck 13 times in 19 league games for Swans last season, placing him second in the Swans goal charts behind Cameron Beard.

A statement on the club website said: “All at Day’s Park would like to place on record their appreciation of Graeme's superb efforts and we wish him well in the future.”

Meanwhile, Dan Godwin scooped an awards double at Swanage’s end-of-season presentation night.

He picked up the manager’s player and players’ player accolades. Godwin played 28 league games for Swans last season, finding the net on one occasion.