Doncaster Rovers Belles 5 London Bees 1

Doncaster Belles manager Glen Harris
Doncaster Belles manager Glen Harris

FA WSL 2 league leaders Doncaster Rovers Belles brushed aside London Bees after turning on the style in the second half.

Bethany England bagged the first goal of the game from close range after Imogen Riches saved her initial effort.

But the sides were level at the break after a stunning strike from Ashleigh Goddard, her 25-yard half-volley beating Nicola Hobbs at the far corner.

However, table-topping Doncaster were back in front five minutes after the break when Emily Roberts converted Sue Smith’s cross.

Then Smith went from creator to scorer just before the hour mark, heading home England’s high cross.

England made it 4-1 with a near-post header from a Belles corner, her third goal in two games.

Both sides hit the woodwork within seconds of one another ten minutes from time, with Shanade Hopcroft’s through ball beating the Rovers defence only for Amber Gaylor’s shot to trickle onto the far post.

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk then went close to a Donny fifth from a tight angle, only for her shot to rebound off the crossbar.

But Roberts went one better two minutes later with yet another header from a Belles cross, this time provided by Kasia Lipka.