DONNA Robinson and Maddie Townson each scored a hat-trick to guide Ambleside to a comprehensive 6-1 victory against Kirkby Stephen.

Ambleside fell behind in the first half when the visitors scored on the counter attack, however, Robinson’s goal three minutes later saw both sides all square at the break.

The hosts upped the intensity during the second period as Robinson and Maddie Townson led the Greens to victory.

Ambleside made a strong start and pressed the visitors back while good opportunities for Robinson, Jess Young and Townson were all saved by the visiting keeper.

Kirkby Stephen opened the scoring after a quick break saw one of their players score past Caroline Cropper in the Ambleside goal.

Ambleside equalised three minutes later after a penalty corner was drilled into the net by Robinson. The goal saw Ambleside dominate the remainder of the first half as the sides were level at the break.

Ambleside began to turn the screw in the second half and were soon 2-1 in front after a powerful strike by Robinson fell into the net, before she completed her hat-trick five minutes later.,

From that point, Townson stepped up and scored a quick fire hat-trick of her own as Ambleside raced into a 6-1 lead.

Townson’s first of the three goals came from a good attacking move by the hosts, while the second and third goals were clinically finished into the net.