TYNEDALE Ladies enjoyed a well deserved 4-1 win over the Newcastle-based Medics second team.

Strong winds led to one set of goalposts blowing over early in the Northumberland A League encounter.

But that didn’t disrupt Tynedale, who battled hard, defended effectively and also launched many attacks and scoring opportunities.

It was Medics who opened the scoring, however, as an attacker produced a clever reverse stick flick to convert past Nicky Baguley in Tynedale’s goal.

Tynedale responded with an immediate equaliser, thanks to a moment of magic from Lizzie Scott. A superb solo run saw Scott cover more than half the length of the pitch, passing several defenders with ease before finishing confidently.

Scott wasn’t finished there. Her second came shortly afterwards after some impressive interlinking play involving Victoria Foster, Hattie Brown and Naomi Garner, which unlocked the Medics’ defence and enabled Scott to finish in style.

Despite falling behind, the Medics continued to attack but the Tynedale defence held firm.

Shortly before half time, Sarah Martindale made it 3-1 to Tynedale with a thunderbolt from a penalty corner strike.

Tynedale’s fourth goal was one of their best of the season.

Left back May Thomas collected the ball and raced at speed down the right side of the pitch.

Her spectacular run continued into the circle, where Scott was waiting to complete her hat-trick.

The 4-1 win took Tynedale up to fourth place in the league.

Central midfielder Foster, who was Tynedale’s player of the match, distributed the ball effectively, supported attacks and marked well in defence.