Claire Dunstan scored a hat-trick as Slazengers 3rds beat Legiolians 4-0 in the Yorkshire League to continue their climb up the Division Five table. Dunstan netted the first three goals and Donna Wood completed the tally to leave Slazengers seventh after their third win in four matches.
The opening goal stemmed from a shot by Justine Birkett which rebounded to Dunstan off the keeper’s pads.
Lauren Fealey’s cross set up the second and the third was a solo effort as Dunstan intercepted a hit-out and took on two opponents before striking home from the top of the D.
Wood wrapped up the scoring with a great shot from a narrow angle to end any hopes of a comeback by the Pontefract visitors. When second-bottom Legiolians did threaten, Slazengers keeper Lizzie Tunstall stood in their way as she logged a second successive clean sheet.
There were also good individual displays by man of the match Sarah Ritchey, who made some excellent tackles and clearances, and fellow defender Hayley Wood on her third-team debut.