Wolves Women lead the way at Burton Albion
Wolves Women fired out an early National League Division One Midlands title warning with an eye-catching display at Burton Albion.
The visitors hit the goal trail to gab a resounding 11-2 victory.
Jade Cross and Lois Jefferies shared the goalscoring honours with hat-tricks.
Cross gave Wolves an early lead, but they were pegged back when Ellie Milson levelled.
However, the visitors then took charge and had the game sewn up by half-time.
Lyndsey Glover made it 2-1 with a near-post finish and then Anna Morphet curled in a superb free-kick just after the half-hour mark.
Jefferies opened her account before Cross doubled her tally to make it 5-1 on the stroke of half-time.
Dan McNamara’s side continued to dominate after the break and struck three times in six minutes through Shannie Jennings, Jefferies and Andrea Barnett.
Jefferies completed her treble from the penalty spot after she had been fouled and then hot-shot Cross grabbed her third with a close-range finish.
Burton pulled a goal back via a Laura McQuilkin penalty, but it was Wolves who rounded off the scoring through substitute Jamilla Palmer.
Boss McNamara was delighted with the display and happy to see the goals shared around.
He said: “I thought we were excellent. We were clinical in front of goal. Last year we were very much struggling in front of goal, it was Jade Cross or no-one. But we got goals all over the pitch which is pleasing.”
Sporting Khalsa went down 3-1 at home to TNS. Beth Gallagher scored for Khalsa.
West Brom will be looking to open their National League North account tonight at Stoke.
They make the short trip hoping it will be third time lucky after two opening defeats.
The latest of those came on Sunday when the Baggies went down 3-2 to Burnley despite leading twice through two goals from Jade Arber.
Lye Town kick off their West Midlands League Premier Division campaign at Worcester City on Sunday.
The Division One North action sees Kewford Eagles host Sandwell Ladies while Wyrley travel to Shifnal Town.
In the South Division, there are away-days for Sedgley & Gornal United and Stourbridge at Coventry City and Kingfisher respectively.