Forest stay out in front after hitting double figures

Olivia Bythell scored twice for Forest in their 11-0 win at home to Ulverston
Olivia Bythell scored twice for Forest in their 11-0 win at home to Ulverston

Pendle Forest hit double figures for the second-successive game as they beat Ulverston Ladies 11-0 at Marsden Heights on Saturday.

Forest made it nine wins from nine games as they preserved their four-point lead from Garstang at the top of North Hockey Women’s League Division 2 North West.

After the 10-0 win over Wigan last week, where Lisa Crew hit four goals and Olivia Bythell claimed a hat-trick, the pair were at it again,along with Karen Wignall.

Crewe and Wignall bagged three goals each, with Bythell scoring twice.

Charlotte Hartley also hit a brace, with Dani Hornby rounding off the scoring.

Luckily the rain had eased as the travelling side, Ulverston arrived.

It didnt take long for Forest to get on the scoresheet, as Hornby put the home side ahead after an assist from Kayleigh Blacklock.

Moments later, another close range shot, this time from Wignall made it 2-0.

Forest began to use their space, allowing Crewe to find the net.

And a fourth goal quickly followed when Hartley found the net.

With the Ulverston defence in dissarray, Wignall managed to ease her second goal over the line, making it 5-0 at the break.

Shortly after the restart, Wignall managed to score her hat-trick goal with a deflection from a cross from Kayleigh Vickers.

Although the visitors were still struggling, they still managed to upset Forest’s play for a while, but there were more goals to come.

Olivia Bythell bagged twice, and a penalty corner allowed Crewe to convert the ninth goal with a deceptive shot on target.

Hartley made it 10 as the ball was slipped to her from a penalty corner, and the final goal came from Crewe again, as her strike forced its way up a defender’s stick and into the back of the net to round off another convincing win for Forest.

The second team lost 4-3 in a closely-contested match with top of the table Clitheroe and Blackburn Northern.Hayley Baines, Mawgan Naylor and Judith Hind scored Forest’s goals.

The third team were without a fixture.

Forest’s first team are at home to third place Clitheroe and Blackburn Northern tomorrow (kick-off 11-30 a.m.), before a trip to second place Garstang a week tomorrow.