Meg Warsop scored a hat-trick of tries as Ashfield Ladies chalked up an impressive 27-7 victory over high-flying Derby Viper Ladies in the North-East First Division of the National Conference.
Ashfield bagged five tries in all, with the floodgates were opened by scrum-half Danii Booth, who powered through in the tenth minute after a scrum deep in the Derby 22 left a large, poorly defended blind side.
Players’ player-of-the-match Warsop, starting on the wing, added two more tries before half-time. The first followed another blind-side move and the second capitalised on a loose kick from Derby that she pounced on for a 50-yard run.
She completed her treble just after the break as Ashfield continued to dominate, and the bonus point was collected when forward-of-the-match Leanne Reeves went over.
Derby picked up a consolation try towards the end.