PICTURE SPECIAL: Dominant South Lakes crush Dalston

10 October 2017 10:45AM

South Lakes 11 Dalston 0

SOUTH Lakes climbed to the top of the Cumbria League on goal difference after maintaining their great start to the season.

The Ulverston side made it three wins from three as four goals from Anna Stable helped them to a 11-0 win against Dalston.

As a result, they climbed above Keswick – one of three other teams in the division with a 100 per cent record.

It took just five minutes for the home side to lead, when Cat Cooke scored the first goal in open play.

South Lakes kept hold of the possession, but could not find the back of the goal again in the following 12 minutes, with Dalston's goalkeeper on fire, saving shot after shot.

The second came on 17 minutes as Rebecca Cook injected the ball to captain Holly Nuttall, who took a strike on goal that Anna Stable put a touched home.

The hosts kept the pressure on and were soon awarded another short corner. Cook injected the ball to Nuttall, whose strike was parried by the keeper to Cook. Her effort was saved, but Natalie Knowles got hold of the ball and lifted it over the keeper for number three.

The next goal came as a result of some great build-up play.

Lois Viney played the ball back to Sarah Robinson, who picked out Gemma Jupp. She fed the ball to Robinson, who played in Nuttall to score and make it 4-0 at the break.

Fives minutes after half-time, Lakes went further ahead as player-of-the-match Emma Armstrong dribbled down the line, behind the defence, and passed square to Stable, who took the opportunity with both hands.

The home side kept the pressure up and were tiring Dalston out, passing the ball around the back between Lesley Davey, Suze Armstrong and Rebekah Nuttall.

Two more goals soon followed, with Emma Armstong finding Stable for her hat-trick, before Knowles picked out Emma Armstrong, who found the net from open play.

In defence, Davey, Rebekah Nuttall and Suze Armstrong were dealing with any Dalston pressure with ease, while keeper Joy Potter saved three strikes throughout the game with ease.

Lakes' eighth came from a beautiful two-touch short corner which was injected by Cook, out to Stable, who placed the ball right to Emma Armstrong for her second.

Jenny Clayton made a comeback after after years and was involved in the build-up for number nine, along with Jupp and Robinson, before Holly Nuttall netted from the top of the D.

A minute later, Holly Nuttall's pass across goal went to Stable on the penalty spot, and with one touch she found the roof of the goal.

The last goal came as some superb dribbling by Holly Nuttall saw her round off the day with her hat-trick.

South Lakes travel to Kirkby Stephen on Saturday.

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