Natasha Dowie hit a brilliant hat-trick as Liverpool Ladies ran riot with a 9-0 win away at Doncaster Belles on Saturday night.

Matt Beard's charges were 7-0 up at the break and the home side were not helped by being reduced to 10 players after just six minutes.

The victory sees Liverpool strengthen their position at the top of the Women's Super League and puts more pressure on Arsenal and Bristol.


Captain Gemma Bonner fired Beard's side into the lead after just three minutes after Amanda Da Costa had fired against the bar, and Louise Fors made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after six minutes.

Dowie then fired twice including a penalty and a Fara Williams double made it 6-0 on 37 minutes as Liverpool kept up attack after attack.

Dowie then fired a hat-trick five minutes before the break as Liverpool were 7-0 up at half-time.

Nicole Rolser made it 8-0 16 minutes from time, and Doncaster's miserable evening was completed in stoppage time when Kate Longhurst made it 9-0 with a stoppage time strike.

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