BOSS Tom Killick described as a “debut to remember” the impact made by hat-trick hero Ollie Dennett.

Signed on loan from Havant & Waterlooville on Friday, the forward played a starring role as Poole Town got their Southern League South campaign off to a 4-1 winning start at Farnborough.

Assessing Dennett’s first competitive appearance for Dolphins, Killick told the Daily Echo: “Dennett had a debut to remember.

“He was great and he gives us something different from out wide. He’s not quite an orthodox winger, he’s very clever and he showed what his finishing is about. All the debutants were outstanding.”

Killick gave league debuts to Josh Carmichael, Harry Baker and Dennett, while naming fellow summer recruit Flavio Tavares on the bench.

Carmichael survived a late injury scare during the warm-up but Dolphins received another shock after going a goal behind on 19 minutes.

Despite enjoying the lion’s share of the game, a missed clearance allowed Connor Cullen the chance to stroke the ball home from 20 yards.

Dolphins quickly rectified their shortcomings with a beautifully-worked team goal.

A cross-field ball from Jack Dickson held up by Baker allowed Marvin Brooks to slide in Jez Bedford.

His mazy run eventually gave him the chance to tee up the ball for Dennett, who slotted into an empty net. Baker then came close to striking when he attempted to round Farnborough keeper Liam Beach but a fantastic save denied him a debut goal.

However, the shot-stopper’s heroics were in vain, as the following corner saw Will Spetch head home unmarked to finish off a six-minute comeback.

Poole came flying out of the traps after the half-time break with Baker and Dennett combining inside the box just two minutes in, doubling Dolphins’ lead.

A smart one-two allowed Dennett the chance to blast the ball past Beach and put the visitors well in control.

Any doubts of Poole’s dominance were voided when the Hawks loanee completed his hat-trick following a corner.

The emphatic strike came when the ball fell kindly after a brief kerfuffle in the area but Dennett wasted no time in volleying home in a crowded box.

Killick added: “Farnborough looked quite bright in terms of their attacking play. They’ve got some dangerous players in forward positions.

“They attacked in numbers, and in a way, that strength was also their weakness. It left them exposed on a few occasions. The key was getting back on level terms quickly. From then on, it was quite a powerful performance.”

Dolphins: Cairney, Dickson, Leslie-Smith, Spetch (Jackson, 50), Whisken, Carmichael, Bedford, Moore, Baker (Grange, 72), Brooks, Dennett (Smeeton, 66). Unused subs: Cope, Tavares.