Influential May delighted to help Pompey Women hit form

Carla Perkins scored a hat-trick and EJ May was in superb creative form for Pompey Women. Picture: Jordan Hampton
Carla Perkins scored a hat-trick and EJ May was in superb creative form for Pompey Women. Picture: Jordan Hampton
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Emma-Jane May was thrilled to play a key role 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.

EJ May was very impressive as Pompey Women beat Poole. Picture: Jordan Hampton

EJ May was very impressive as Pompey Women beat Poole. Picture: Jordan Hampton

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 match 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.

Keeper Jaime Rowlands had great debut for Pompey Women. Picture: Jordan Hampton

Keeper Jaime Rowlands had great debut for Pompey Women. Picture: Jordan Hampton

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 Poole 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 half 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: Rowlands; Tonks (Southgate 68mins), Younger, Currie, Kirby; Geer, James, Perkins, Rowe (McLachlan 77mins); May, Panting. Sub not used: Bradley