ULVERSTON'S dominance of the Cumbria Hockey Association continued as they dispatched their local rivals in convincing fashion.

Mid-table South Lakes travelled to Ulverston with high hopes but these were quashed almost immediately by some impeccable work at set pieces.

The home team made a perfect start as Helene Burrow converted a penalty corner with her first touch of the match to give her team and early 1-0 lead.

Ulverston were composed and controlled and proceeded to double their lead when Burrow converted another penalty corner in near identical fashion.

A resilient South Lakes side were dogged and continued to press forward.

Rebekah Nuttall, Rebecca Cook and Holly Nuttall all put in good displays but they were routinely thwarted by Ulverston's solid defence which stood strong in the face of some sustained pressure.

The half ended 2-0 and with Ulverston in control, something they continued into the second half.

Centre forward Rachael Roberts extended the hosts' lead to three goals in the second half when she finally smashed home after three or four good saves in a row from Joy Heighton in the South Lakes goal.

Roberts then bagged her second of the game and Ulverston’s fourth as she ran the ball along the back line before expertly placing it in the goal.

It finished 4-0 to the home side who sit three points clear of their nearest rivals at the top of the table and claim local bragging rights until the teams meet again.