Olivia Bullock’s clinical quadruple fired Redcar Athletic Ladies to another emphatic win, leapfrogging York Railway Institute into third place.
The forward opened her tally at the end of a tight first half, as further strikes from Amy Smith and Hannah Springell made for a narrow advantage.
Bullock embarked on a goal-scoring spree as play resumed, rattling another treble past a forlorn York outfit, whilst debutant Farron McPherson and Milly McNamee added to the assertive victory.
Despite their control, Redcar fell behind in the opening exchanges.
A lapse in concentration proved their demise, as a loose stop from Jess Crilly was quickly punished at the far post.
The Steelwomen trailed for little over a minute, when Charlotte Agar’s looping through ball was prodded home by Amy Smith, despite a poor challenge from the ‘keeper.
To Redcar’s dismay, the energetic forward proved unable to continue, and young Farron McPherson entered play for her eagerly awaited debut.
Another moment of madness from the Railway Institute ‘keeper left the goal gaping for Hannah Springell, who completed an early turnaround with a curling effort from range.
York continued to live dangerously at the back, teasing an opening on a couple of occasions, as both Ellie Booth and McPherson were eventually denied.
Another inept pass gifted Olivia Bullock the chance to plough forward, and this time the number nine could not be stopped, punishing the mistake with a neat finish.
Redcar had some questionable defending of their own to do as the break loomed, offering York a glimmer of hope as a loose block was again pounced upon.
Any lingering doubts over the outcome were soon dashed after the restart, as Bullock’s endeavour put York to the sword.
The forward doubled her tally with a driven effort from range, before reacting quickly to seal her hat-trick from Ellie Booth’s deflected cross.
Her strike partner, young Farron McPherson, got amongst the goals, opening her account for the club with an emphatic, low finish from the edge of the area.
Soon came goal number seven, and once again it was Olivia Bullock in the spotlight, squeezing an effort home from a tight angle after Charlotte Agar’s clever interception.
Wholesale changes from head coach, Dean McNamee, slowed momentum, and York sprung into action to gain a goal back from extensive pressure.
As the contest petered out, Milly McNamee finally added her customary goal to take the tally to eight, unleashing a rocket from range, clipping the post on its way into the back of the net.