Windermere Warriors made it four wins from four games in the RFU Women’s NC Lancashire Merit League this season after a crushing 55-0 victory over Vale of Lune at Dawes Meadow.

The Warriors moved back to the top of the table as a result and are now two points clear of second-placed Colne and Nelson with two games in hand.

It took just five minutes for Windermere to open their account as scrum-half Katy Edgar instigated a sweeping move that led to Lucy Branthwaite crossing the try line.

Branthwaite had her second 10 minutes later before Mhairi Callingham stripped an opponent of the ball before passing to Ashley Gobbi, who left defenders trailing in her wake for an excellent try, converted by Branthwaite.

The bonus point was then secured by Julie Proctor before a stunning first-half performance was rounded off when Kerri Jackson broke free of some valiant Vale defence and went clear.

The wind was behind the visitors in the second half, but that didn’t prevent Windermere from continuing to dominate, as Lucy Stevenson collected the ball in her own half before breaking into open field to score.

Vale of Lune were then held up over the line before Edgar produced arguably the try of the afternoon by sprinting the full length of the field after gathering in her own in-goal area.

The visitors stuck to their task, even though they’d been heavily beaten, but they were picked off for an eighth and final time near the end of the match, as Annabel Dickinson went over.

Despite their brilliant form so far this season, Windermere Warriors are still looking for new players, with no previous experience being necessary for anyone who is interested.