Five star Huckin fires Bassett past Frome
Sunday 12 November 2017 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 12 November 2017 at 17:02)
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Ladies recorded their eighth straight victory in the South West Women's Football League Eastern Division as they defeated Frome Town 10-0.
Gerard Buxton Sports Ground, 12th November 2017
Hayley Huckin was in unstoppable form as she struck five times in Royal Wootton Bassett Town Ladies' 10-0 thrashing of Frome Town.
Her haul helped Bassett comfortably maintain their perfect start to life in the South West Women's Football League Eastern Division ahead of a clash in a fortnight's team with nearest challengers Portishead Town.
That contest promises to be a much tougher encounter than their match with Frome, who found themselves 2-0 down within the opening seven minutes.
Leading scorer Beth Westlake put the hosts in front with just four minutes on the clock as she finished following good build up play between Huckin and Jess Dent.
Huckin then quickly doubled Bassett's advantage, heading in from Michelle Rich's cross.
She would have to wait until the half hour mark for her second and Bassett's third, tapping in after the Frome 'keeper could only parry a Westlake effort.
A Jess Dent long range screamer soon made it four, before a fifth arrived on the stroke of half time when Huckin completed her hat-trick by heading home from Dent's delivery.
To their credit, Frome frustrated Bassett for the majority of the second half, and it wasn't until the 73rd minute that Becky Gammon's league leaders were able to extend their lead.
But a flurry of goals would follow Huckin's scrambled fourth.
She had her fifth of the game three minutes later, coolly finishing a one-on-one opportunity having been played in by Rich's through ball.
Holly Baker then pounced from inside of the area after Rich's free kick was saved before Rich looped in a set piece from range.
Lauren Usher wrapped up the scoring with two minutes remaining, completing a flowing passing move by firing in her first of the season from the edge of the area.