WEYMOUTH Ladies secured a resounding 7-1 victory over City of Bath in the West Clubs Women’s League East Division.

The Seasiders travelled to Somerset to face the basement side, and hit the pitch without complacency after a two-hour drive.

In the first 10 minutes Weymouth kept possession, pinging the ball around. A pass from Anneka Bowles to Sophie Russell saw the first goal fly into the net from a reverse strike.

A quick follow-up goal from a cross to Abi Jackson-Wilding near the left post made the score 2-0 at half-time.

Weymouth stepped up their game in the second period.

A one-two up the pitch between Susie Stone and Emily Austin saw a forehand volley into goal from Stone.

A run up the right channel from Russell and a whack across the pitch let Lynda Drewitt slip the ball behind the keeper for Weymouth’s fourth.

The fifth goal was a repeat. Soon after Austin kept possession dribbling into the right hand side of the D and bagged the sixth goal from a reverse stick strike to the near post.

Weymouth played some superb one-twos down the right and drew the keeper right out, leaving an open goal to which Drewitt made an uncharacteristic error, missing when well-placed to score.

At this stage the opposition converted from a penalty corner with a straight strike to the keeper’s right, resulting in their one and only goal.

Weymouth’s final stroke came from some fine one-twos down the sideline from Bowles and Austin, with Bowles making the pass of the game, crossing the ball at fast pace at a slim angle.

Drewitt ran in front of a defender and the keeper, deflecting the ball into the net for her hat-trick.

Player of the match was Drewitt for scoring a hat-trick despite only being on for the second half.