Ton up for Angels as boss leaves his post

ASHINGTON Ladies made it 14 games unbeaten in the league with a brilliant performance against Cramlington on Sunday to remain in pole position at the top of the division, two points clear of nearest rivals Lowick.

Rachel Burt shot the visitors into a surprise lead on ten minutes with a well taken goal.

The hosts then sprang into life and Laura Jobson levelled on 20 minutes with a thunderous shot from just outside the area.

Karen Wright then notched a quick second after Meghan Tighe’s shot had been saved.

Jobson blasted a third from just inside the box and then minutes before half-time Wright pounced on a loose ball and prodded home to make it 4-1.

The second half continued with Ashington on top.

Wright completed her hat-trick with a fine individual effort and Tighe slotted home after the visiting keeper had kept out Danny Clasper’s shot.

Jobson got her hat-trick with another cool finish then the outstanding former Newcastle United girl struck her fourth goal of the game.

Burt pulled one back on a rare attack for Cramlington before defender Jess Hooper scored her first Ashington goal with a well glanced header from eight yards to register the Angels’ 100th league goal of the season.

Ashington Ladies: Powell, Sayer, Murphy, Kavanagh, Hooper, Jobson, Caldow, Tighe, Wright, Clasper, Latto. Subs: Pitt, Bolton, Fenwick.

On Sunday, Ashington are at home to Bedlington Town. Kick-off 1.30pm at Pegswood Welfare.

Meanwhile, manager Chris Sayer has stepped down from his role within the club with immediate effect.

A club spokesperson said: “Assistant manager John Sparrow and team captain Danielle Clasper will run the team until further notice.

“Ashington Ladies Football Club would like to thank Chris for his hard work and dedication since the team was formed in July 2009.”