It’s seven heaven

PUBLISHED: 10:54 22 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:40 06 May 2010

Hitchin Hearts still sit proudly at the top of the Beds and Herts League after demolishing Sandy Ladies 7-0 in a totally one-sided affair. With the team s top scorer Becky Saunders missing, others stood up to be counted and the score could have reached do

Hitchin Hearts still sit proudly at the top of the Beds and Herts League after demolishing Sandy Ladies 7-0 in a totally one-sided affair.

With the team's top scorer Becky Saunders missing, others stood up to be counted and the score could have reached double figures.

Laura Ravenscroft opened the scoring in the first minute with a fine shot, and following some missed chances Ollie Olsson added two more before half-time, both neat efforts past the keeper.

Hearts continued to pressure the hosts who never had a chance to test the visiting goalkeeper. Ravenscroft scored next directly from a corner and then her third came from a 25-yard free-kick.

Olsson also completed her hat-trick with a lob that just made it over the line before centre-back Ronnie D'Amico knocked in number seven. Tracy Ross was again unlucky not to get on the scoresheet while Ravenscroft deservedly got the player of the match award.

Managers John Hawkins and Phil Sayer could have a tough task picking their side to play in the League Cup final on May 13 at Arlesey Town's Raj Villa Stadium at this rate.

The wind was the only winner as Arlesey Town Ladies played out a goal-less draw at Kings Sports.

With the teams having met the week before at Arlesey again in the league, familiarity bred contempt.

Both teams were met with a deluge of hailstones and fierce winds just before kick-off.

Arlesey dominated the first half due to the wind and the home side bossed after the break without creating many clear chances.

The second team were unlucky to lose away to Sherrardswood. Arlesey hit the woodwork but in the 89th minute, Sherrardswood scored to collect all three points.

Manager's and players' player of the match went to combative mid-fielder, Lucy Walker, who had not played for almost six months due to injuries.


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