Blues hit university for six
Charley Wilson hit a hat-trick as Pompey Ladies retained the Hampshire Cup with a resounding 6-0 triumph over the University of Portsmouth.
The Privett Park triumph means the Blues have now won the competition for six successive seasons.
They went ahead after only two minutes as Gemma Simmonds collected the ball on the edge of the box and rifled a shot past Sherry Fowler.
The Portsmouth Uni keeper then made a fine save at the feet of Gemma Hillier to stop her side falling further behind.
But she could do nothing about Pompey’s second soon after, as Molly Clark was on hand to fire home after Jess Frampton’s cross was only partially cleared.
Wilson then curled home an unstoppable shot before latching onto Hillier’s incisive pass to add a fourth goal just before the break.
It was only Fowler preventing the Blues from scoring again early in the second half, with the keeper making impressive saves to deny both Fowler and Lysette Russell.
But Hillier then found Wilson once more and the striker stayed cool to complete her hat-trick.
And there was still time for Simmonds to net Pompey’s sixth late and wrap up a comprehensive victory.
Pompey: Blakely; Russell, Taylor (James 55), Schumann-Edwards, Bazan (Sievwright 55); Simmonds, Bloomfield, Clark, Frampton; Hillier (c), Wilson (Moulton 67)
Subs not used: Cox, Quinn