The Bees hit five on their way to securing all three points at MK Dons Women in the FA Women’s National League.
After a cagey start to the match, the Bees took a foothold and enjoyed a large spell of pressure as the match approached the 20th minute.
Courtnay Ward-Chambers and Jo Wilson linked up well to create an opening for Lauren Heria on the edge of the box who shot just over the crossbar.
Sian Osmond’s side continued to look for the opener and almost opened the scoring in the 24th minute when Jo Wilson picked up the ball inside the MK Dons’ half and played through Courtnay Ward-Chambers.
The Bees’ No. 9 took a touch before pulling her shot wide of the far post.
The Dons responded with a chance of their own when Amy Gooderham darted down the left side before putting a cross into Jade Bell who flicked the ball wide of the upright.
Sian Osmond’s side took the lead in the 33rd minute when they were awarded a free-kick by the corner of the box.
Jo Wilson stepped up and curled her shot around the wall and in off the far post, past the outstretched arms of Amy Martin.
The Bees almost scored their second of the night shortly afterwards when Megan Wood played Wilson through.
The prolific striker bared down on goal before bending the ball towards the far post to force a diving save from the Dons’ stopper, who managed to tip it around the post.
Wilson tested the Dons ‘keeper once again at the start of the second half when she pounced on a poor clearance from the Dons before striking towards the bottom corner to force Martin into a smart save.
The Bees doubled their advantage in the 56th minute when Puddefoot delivered a free-kick deep inside the box from the half-way line.
After a poor clearance from the Dons’ defence, Ward-Chambers passed the ball to Nikki Jancey who thumped her shot into the roof of the net from close-range.
Sian Osmond’s side were relentless in their pressure and added a third in the 68th minute when Sophie Lee played a short corner to Puddefoot who found space to cross towards the back post.
Martin came out to claim the ball and missed it, leaving Wilson to tap in from two-yards out to score her second of the evening.
The Bees added a fourth in the 76th minute when Jancey collected the ball on the half-way line and went on a mazy run past several defenders before slotting the ball into the far corner from the edge of the box.
Jancey completed her hat-trick in the 79th minute after she was played through the hosts’ defence. The No. 13 kept her composure to strike low and hard past Martin and extend the Bees’ lead to five.
The Dons looked to claw their way back into the match when Amy McLean rattled the bar with a half-volley from the wide angle. The Bees stood their ground and managed to clear their lines.
Charlie Bill’s side netted a consolation goal in the closing stages of the game after Tricia Gould pounced on the bouncing ball before thrashing her shot off the underside of the crossbar and into the net from 18-yards out.
Despite the former Bee’s best efforts, Sian Osmond’s side left Stadium MK with all three points.
Bees: Faye Hazelton, Jess Burke (Parker Dunn 69’), Danielle Puddefoot, Hannah Porter, Flo Gamby ©, Courtnay Ward-Chambers (Frankie Webster 70’), Lauren Heria, Nikki Jancey, Sophie Lee (Sarah Reid 87’), Megan Wood (Millie Constantine 81’), Jo Wilson (Stef Paci 77’).
Goals: Wilson (33’, 68’), Jancey (56’, 76’, 78’).
MK Dons: Amy Martin, Zoe Boote, Laura Bright ©, Sofia Stovold, Hannah Warren, Rhianne Rush, Nicole Pepper, Vicky Neal (Amy McLean 73), Amy Gooderham (Tricia Gould 52’), Marianne Taho, Jade Bell. Subs: Kerry Newman, Sasha Newsome, Laura Mills.
Goals: Gould (90’).
Referee: Nicoleta Bria.