Ruthless Rose hits hat-trick to help Herons soar into semis

PUBLISHED: 08:30 26 February 2015

Molly Rose netted a hat-trick for Eastern Avenue against Wickford (pic: Paul Hynes)

Molly Rose netted a hat-trick for Eastern Avenue against Wickford (pic: Paul Hynes)

Eastern Avenue FC

Essex Women’s League Cup quarter-final: Wickford Town 0 Eastern Avenue 6

Molly Rose’s treble ensured Eastern Avenue booked a spot in the last four of the Essex Women’s League Cup.

Rose’s hat-trick, alongside a brace from Katie Peers and an own goal, sealed an emphatic 6-0 win against Wickford Town, but the Herons didn’t make the best of starts as Town dominated early on.

Wickford couldn’t capitalise on their good opening spell and Peers punished them just before the half-hour mark when her free-kick was deflected into the net.

Eastern Avenue were boosted by that goal and they soon doubled their advantage before half time.

Rose latched on to a through ball before showing great composure to finish off the move and make it 2-0 with 37 minutes played.

Wickford were up against it now and, despite trying to reduce the arrears, Rose produced an exquisite finish to put the visitors three goals to the good.

The hosts lost composure afterwards as Rose was hauled down inside the penalty area.

And Peers stepped up and converted from the spot to make it 4-0 at half-time and leave Wickford admiring Avenue’s clinical edge.

Herons were able to add a fifth shortly after the interval when Peers beat Wickford’s high line, before smashing in to make it 5-0.

And 20 minutes from time Rose completed her hat-trick with a superb strike to send Herons into the semis.

Eastern Avenue: Hynes, D Davis, B Davis, Owens, Lowther, Hudson, Lynch, Warner, Rose, Lewis-Shodeinde, Peers.

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