Influential May delighted to help Pompey Women hit form
Emma-Jane May was thrilled to play a key roleÂ as Pompey Women cruised through in the National League plate with a 9-0 win against Poole.
The Blues were too strong for the opposition at the Dorset FA County Ground.
Carla Perkins and Rachel Panting netted hat-tricks.
Katie James, Eilidh Currie and Hannah Geer were also on the mark.
May was a creative force throughout the matchÂ and she was pleased to help Pompey get back firing after some recent defeats.
Next they play Plymouth in the league at home on Sunday and confidence will be boosted.
She said: '˜I really enjoyed being out there on the pitch and I was happy to contribute with a few assists.
'˜It was a solid team performance and now our focus turns to Plymouth.'
James opened the scoring against PooleÂ and Perkins soon made it 2-0.
May's driving run teed up Perkins to get the third goal and then Currie got her first goal of the season from a free-kick.
That made it 4-0 at the break to the Blues.
Three minutes into the second halfÂ Panting scored and then May fed Geer who finished well for 6-0.
The impressive May was fouled in the box and Perkins converted the penalty to complete her hat-trick.
Panting then struck twice to make it a treble for her as well.
New keeper Jaime Rowlands, 16, had a debut to remember as she kept a clean sheet for the Blues.
Pompey:Â Rowlands; Tonks (Southgate 68mins), Younger, Currie, Kirby; Geer, James, Perkins, Rowe (McLachlan 77mins); May, Panting. Sub not used:Â Bradley