FOUR goals from England mixed international Kerry Luckett helped Leamington Ladies maintain their perfect start to the Wariwkchsire League season with a comprehensive 6-0 win away at Towcester.
Luckett opened the scoring for with an unstoppable shot into the top corner, before turning provider for Grace Carter to mark her debut with a goal.
Leamington were cruising and Luckett made it 3-0 before half time with a goal from open play.
The second half was more of the same, with Bethan Ellis rounding a fine passing move before Luckett doubled her own tally for the afternoon with another two goals including a penalty flick.
It was a different story for Leamington’s second team who saw their 100 per cent winning start to season wiped away with a 6-2 defeat at home to Birmingham University’s fourth team.
It was always going to be a tough test for the hosts and at times they more than matched their opponents.
After falling behind Laura McTernan was able to draw Leamington level and they dominated possession for some time.
However, they were not able to capitalise and the University scored two quick goals before the break to make it 3-1.
A quick tactical switch at half time saw Leamington reinvigorated and McTernan scored again with her fourth goal in three league matches to reduce the gap.
But that was as close as they came with the University scored another three goals before the end.
Elsewhere in the ladies’ section, Leamington’s third team secured their first point of the league season with a 1-1 draw at home to Rugby and East Warwickshire, with captain Debbie Burton scoring Leamington’s only goal of the match.
There was not better news for Warwick Ladies who went down to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Tamworth in the Midlands Region Hockey Associaton Women’s League Division Two.
Warwick sit fourth in the table on three points after two games.
The second team enjoyed more success after they defeat the University of WWarwick 8-0.
Nicki Breeds, Angela Briggs and Sophie Lapage-Norris all bagged a brace while Ellie Salmon and player of the match Alyssa Mildenstein also got on the scoresheet.