HOLLY Perryment starred with five goals as Bridport Ladies consolidated their strong position with a thumping 7-2 away win over Porlock.

The result sees Lianne Dunk’s Bees maintain their third spot in Somerset Division Two South.

In a much-anticipated clash, Bridport made the lengthy journey after a month-long break.

The match started with both teams testing the waters, leading to an evenly contested battle for the first 20 minutes.

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As the Bridport players warmed up and found their rhythm, the momentum shifted in their favour.

The breakthrough moment came when Florence Valinski capitalized on a well-delivered corner, converting the chance with a skilful left-footed finish.

Laura Tattershall added to the excitement with a spectacular goal from the edge of the 18-yard box, showcasing her dribbling skills and unleashing her best performance of the season so far.

Once the scoring spree commenced, there was no halting the relentless Perryment.

Her first goal saw her adeptly manoeuvring past a defender before slipping the ball past the goalkeeper.

Perryment’s second came courtesy of a precise cross from Valinski, which Tattershall superbly controlled and set up for her teammate to convert confidently.

Tattershall’s attempt hitting the post only served to benefit Perryment, who pounced on the opportunity, securing her hat-trick and making it three for Bridport.

The fourth goal saw Darcy Turner delivering a pass on the edge of the box, allowing Perryment to smash it into the back of the net. Her fifth and final goal, a bit more scrappy but nonetheless effective, saw Perryment’s shot finding its way past the Porlock defence making it a stunning quintuple.

Despite the dominance from Bridport, Porlock displayed resilience and managed to find the back of the net twice. Kayleigh Farmer was the standout performer for the hosts, scoring both goals with clinical finishes from long balls.

Post-match, Dunk said: “At times we played some very good football which essentially led to all seven goals, we were a bit slow off the mark and definitely could’ve pressed them a bit more.

“The games we’ve had postponed and the Christmas break has a lot to do with that. When we did play well we looked very dangerous, especially player-of-the-match Holly.

“In general, a very good team effort and now we’ve got our first game back out of the way we’re looking forward to building momentum again.”

Meanwhile, Perryment is closing in on the 20-goal mark, with Tattershall not far behind on 16.

Both players now occupy prominent positions in the top goalscorer table.

Bees player of the match: Holly Perryment.