Hot-shot duo fire Wolves Women to an easy victory
Wolves Women produced the perfect response to their first National League Division One Midlands defeat of the season with an emphatic victory.
Leicester United were ruthlessly swept aside as free-scoring Wolves hammered home eight goals without reply.
Hat-tricks from Jade Cross and Alice Keitley, plus solo efforts from Lyndsey Glover and Sophie Bramford saw Wolves, who had lost 3-2 to TNS in their previous outing, breeze past the former league leaders at Castlecroft.
Dan McNamara’s side made a positive start and were rewarded after 12 minutes when Cross’s lay-off found Glover and she fired home.
Goal-machine Cross then added number two with a confident finish.
And it wasn’t long before Cross bagged her second of the day, jinking her way past a Leicester defender before finding the far corner of the net.
It was more of the same from Wolves after the break as they continued to dominate.
Keitley bagged a brace in two minutes early in the half to make it 5-0 before substitute Sophie Bramford added number six with a fine long-range into the bottom-right corner.
The final 10 minutes saw Cross and Keitley both complete their hat-tricks.
Jamilla Palmer had an opportunity to get on the scoresheet from the penalty spot in stoppage time, but shes was denied by a stunning save from the Leicester goalkeeper.