If you stumble across a Sunday League match in Hounslow and think you recognise a player, it might be because you’re a fan of The Cut.
For Chiswick Albion striker Alex Roe plays sporty charmer Elliott Baden in the BBC2 teen drama, based around a group of friends living in London.
In fact, in his profile on the show’s website, Roe reveals his most embarrassing moment as being selected as Albion’s donkey of the week, and being forced to warm up before the following week’s match dressed as Wonder Woman!
However, when not dealing with teenage trials and tribulations on screen, Roe is banging the goals in for Hayes Middlesex Sunday League outfit Albion.
No more so than on Sunday, when he hit a hat-trick in Sunday’s 6-1 derby win over British Airways (Sunday) at Cranford’s BA Concorde Club.
Karl Powell also hit a treble as Albion kept their faint Premier Division title hopes alive, with four teams still possibly in with a shout in a very tight division.
Roe opened the scoring following a good move involving Powell and Liam White, while Roe returned the compliment soon after, teeing up Powell to rifle home.
Within a blink of an eye it was 3-0 as Gary Franklin crossed for Powell to power in his second and Chiswick’s third. Franklin, in fact, bossed the midfield and finished the game with three goal assists, while alongside him, Hussien Mohamed has added an extra dimension, despite missing an open goal.
Roe grabbed his second after the break, firing into the far corner following a little bit of magic from Franklin, before BA pulled one back, despite some fine defending from Andrew Aird, Vojin Soskic, Reece Powell and Ben White.
Powell, making his debut aged just 17, had a fine game at left-back and so nearly marked his first start with a goal, but was denied by the BA keeper.
Roe completed his hat-trick soon after, while not to be outdone, Powell repeated the trick as the BA defence started to tire.