Watford Ladies showed plenty of fight but suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat at high-flying Yeovil Town on Sunday to stay bottom of the WSL2 division.
The Golden Girls went into the game in good spirits on the back of their first league win of the season, 2-1 against Everton.
But the Lady Glovers were simply too hot to handle at Sherborne Town and recorded their sixth win in eight starts to stay top of the table.
Yeovil were in front midway through the first period. Watford’s defence were unable to clear their lines and former Golden Girl Sarah Wiltshire tapped home from close-range.
They doubled their lead six minutes before the break through Nicola Cousins. Shortly after the start of the second period they pulled further clear when Atlanta Primus slotted home when she was sent clear by substitute Danielle Carlton.
Helen Bleazard scored Yeovil’s fourth and Wiltshire netted her second against her former club just past the hour after Bleazard set her up following neat work from substitute Kelly Aldridge.
It completed the double for Yeovil after they won 2-1 at Watford in the league season opener.
Watford boss Kate Rowson said there were positives from the performance but the squad needed to turn in a 90-minute display.
She told fawsl.com: “I’m not happy, we are always looking for a 90-minute performance and it seemed like almost every time they attacked they scored,
“There were a lot of errors in there that we need to work on and we should have been better than that.
“We had really good patches, but you can’t have good patches in this league. If you are only good in patches you lose 5-0.
“You have to play for 90 minutes, not just in parts of the game and that’s the most disappointing thing.
“That’s what we did against Everton and we know that we can do that.
“If we did that here we would have been able to get to a better result.”
Yeovil centre back Kayleigh Green said: “It was great to get the five goals on the board, but we still had to work hard for the result. All credit to Watford, they dug in and they never gave up.”
The Golden Girls now have a key battle on Sunday when they welcome Oxford United Women to Berkhamsted FC in their next fixture. Oxford sit just one place above Watford at the foot of the table and a home victory would see Watford pull level on points.
Kick off at Broadwater is at 2pm.