MARLBOROUGH Ladies posted their first points of the West Clubs' League East Division season as they defeated Salisbury 2 3-1 on Saturday.

A positive, attacking start saw Marlborough dominate the first 15 minutes with several chances just missing the final touch into the goal but goalkeeper Vicky Moxham also needed to be alert at the other end as the Salisbury threat grew in a goalless first half.

The home side took the lead after the break as, from a short corner, a clean injection from Alice Fanshawe was followed by a blinding strike from Neve Beer which the defence deflected into the net.

Another clean injection and well-fired strike from Beer at a second short corner doubled the advantage, but Salisbury halved their deficit soon after.

However, a third goal from Beer completed her treble and wrapped up the victory.

In Wessex Division One, Marlborough Ladies 2 were also back to winning ways with a 5-2 success over their Swindon counterparts.

The home side missed an early penalty flick but opened the scoring on 10 minutes when Freya Renwick found the net, repeating the trick five minutes later to double her side’s advantage.

Swindon responded before the interval but the second half began well for the home side as Jaime Parsons struck home and then Fiona Baillie took the score out to 4-1.

A second from the away side followed but Renwick’s second goal of the contest made sure for Marlborough.

Marlborough Ladies 3rd made it a hat-trick of wins for the club’s ladies’ teams as they defeated Salisbury 3rd 2-1.

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