A not so dirty dozen from St Albans Ladies keeps the pressure on the leaders

St Albans Ladies won 12-1 in the Beds & Herts Women's Division One against Hartham. Picture: LEONIE

St Albans Ladies won 12-1 in the Beds & Herts Women's Division One against Hartham. Picture: LEONIE CITRON - Credit: Archant

St Albans Ladies kept the pressure on Beds & Herts Division One leaders Hemel Hempstead with a 12-1 mauling of Hartham United.

Lauren Croucher makes a big save for St Albans Ladies against Hartham. Picture: LEONIE CITRON

Lauren Croucher makes a big save for St Albans Ladies against Hartham. Picture: LEONIE CITRON - Credit: Archant

They remain three points adrift with six games to go but with a hugely superior goal difference.

Holly Rossington was the player of the match for St Albans Ladies against Hartham. Picture: LEONIE C

Holly Rossington was the player of the match for St Albans Ladies against Hartham. Picture: LEONIE CITRON - Credit: Archant

Ellie Lovelock and Jessica Cavaree both bagged hat-tricks, Lovelock taking her tally on to 29 for the season, while there was doubles for Kayla Johnson and Grainne Kellett.

St Albans Ladies celebrate another goal against Hartham. Picture: LEONIE CITRON

St Albans Ladies celebrate another goal against Hartham. Picture: LEONIE CITRON - Credit: Archant

Lacey Kavanagh-Blake and Holly Williams got the other two goals, with the former's strike bringing her first for the club.

Jessica Cavaree makes a tackle for St Albans Ladies against Hartham. Picture: LEONIE CITRON

Jessica Cavaree makes a tackle for St Albans Ladies against Hartham. Picture: LEONIE CITRON - Credit: Archant

There could have been more too with Kellett hitting the woodwork.


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It took 22 minutes for the first to arrive but once it did the floodgates were well and truly opened.

It was five by half-time and the navy blue tide kept coming after the break even if goalkeeper Lauren Croucher still had to make a couple of good saves.

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And despite the goals, it was defender Holly Rossington who earned the player of the match award.

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