Women hit double figures to go top
AFC Bournemouth Women cruised to an 11-0 win over Warsash Wasps at Slades Park this afternoon, as they move back to the top of the Southern Region Women’s Premier League on goal difference.
Rebecca Miles bagged an impressive four goals, with Rosie Eden, Katie Kingshott and Helen Corbin all netting braces. Alexis Bussell‘s solo effort also added to the tally.
Steve Cuss’ side started swiftly and had the lead within five minutes, as Bussell, on loan from Yeovil Town, raced forward on the right and played a lovely low cross into the path of Miles, who tapped in from close-range.
Bussell again provided the assist for her side’s second, which came less than a minute later, this time Eden getting on the end of a through-ball and finding the corner with ease.
The Cherries didn’t hold back and number three came again through Miles, who rounded the ‘keeper after an inch-perfect ball over the top from captain Hannah Bennett.
Moments after, Eden then made the most of an unlucky deflection which caught out the visiting shot-stopper, before Bussell got in on the act by beating the offside trap and racing through to get her name on the scoresheet.
Before the break, Kingshott struck her first of the day, finding the top right-hand corner from 25 yards, while there was also time for her to set up Miles, who completed her first-half hat-trick by netting her side’s seventh just before the whistle blew.
With the intensity remaining high, Cuss’ side got out of the starting blocks quickly and found a breakthrough ten minutes into the second period, Miles once again with a clinical finish from six yards.
Substitute Corbin then had a five minutes to remember, as she popped up with her first two goals for Cuss’ side. A fine effort from inside the area got the better of the Warsash defence, before an excellent strike from 20 yards left the ‘keeper with no chance.
Kingshott was to round off an excellent afternoon with a finish to match the performance. Her second strike from range was too powerful and found the corner once again.
The win sees the Cherries move back to the top of the table, with a big league game away to Abingdon United to come next week.