Sarah Winstanley and Sarah King had weekends to remember as they scored five and four goals respectively in Leyland and Chorley Ladies’ 10-1 demolition of Lytham St Annes.
The Ladies remain unbeaten in the Lancashire Central Women’s Hockey Association Division Two after they made light work of their Fylde coast opponents.
From the pushback, Leyland were in control, and after four minutes they took the lead.
A Nicola Wallbank cross was converted by Winstanley, and minutes later, after good work from Yasmin Bennison and Wallbank, Winstanley had her second.
On 15 minutes, Winstanley completed her hat-trick, as Bennison was once again involved in the action threading through Raelene Strickland, who crossed the ball and there was no mistake made in front of goal.
King joined the party soon after, tapping home the rebound after a Strickland shot was saved.
Becca Halsall got herself on the score sheet as she linked up well with Marie Meagher – the latter threading Halsall through on goal.
Just before the break Leyland extended their lead, Eluned Smith picked up the ball and sent a beautiful cross into the D, where King was positioned perfectly.
King dragged the ball onto her reverse stick and executed a beautiful reverse sweep into the back of the goal.
Goalkeeper Alison Clewlow had very little to do in the first half, but in the second she was required to make two excellent saves. But she was at no fault when Lytham pulled a goal back in very fortunate circumstances.
Leyland stepped it up after the goal and Meagher won the ball in midfield and again she linked up with King, who secured her hat-trick.
Winstanley then bagged a fourth, and soon after it was the same for King.
Winstanley bagged the final goal of the game as she picked up a deflection off the back post, and slipped the ball beyond the Lytham keeper.
The Ladies second team were defeated 2-0 by Lytham Saint Annes seconds.
In a close encounter, Nicky Wright and Claire Musgrave put in fine performances in defence. Kayt Coathup then struck an effort wide of the Lytham goal, before Lytham took the lead.
The second half saw Lisa Evans have a goal chalked off, and then Briony Maden had a goal disallowed as it struck a foot of a Leyland forward.
Lytham then scored a second, which broke the hearts of Leyland and they ran out the winners.