DURSLEY Ladies returned to winning ways with a convincing 4-0 win at Yate Ladies on Saturday to keep in touch with the league leaders.

The 4-0 victory - with goals from Kiara Ford, Ros Rocke, Georgia Macey and Aleisha Stockley - keeps them in second in the West Women's Berkeley Division 2 standings, three points behind Bristol & West Ladies 2s. 

Dursley made a brisk start to the match and took the lead inside two minutes when Ford's shot found the net following Hattie Dent's superb solo run from her own half.

But despite the early goal, the hosts dominated the remainder of the first-half. Yate moved the ball well and began attacking hard but the game remained evenly matched. 

Later in the first half, the home side pressed even more for an equalising goal but Dursley showed more fantastic defending and saves from keeper Aine Redmond keep the score at 1- 0 at half time.

Coach Andy Stockley and the half time oranges rejuvenated the Dursley team and they came out a different team.

Captain Dent played an instrumental role in laying on further chances and then hit the ball into the D to Rocke, who was perfectly placed to slam the ball into the goal and make it 2-0.  

Hungry for more goals, Dursley's defence worked the ball around and fed the ball into the midfield.  Dent, keen to keep the momentum moving, worked hard to set up the third goal for Georgia Macey to score her debut goal for the club by hitting a cracking finish into the top of the net.

Yate continued to battle but the Dursley defence of Becca Lyons, Kayleigh Daniels, Lucy Byrne and Vicki Lee constantly worked hard to get the ball out of danger.  

Byrne played well in the midfield, who worked together to get the ball into the D, where Stockley knocked in the final goal.

Dursley will be back in action this Saturday when they face Wotton-Under-Edge 2s at home.