AN emphatic 8-1 victory by Salisbury Ladies’ Hockey firsts was recorded for the second time this season in Premier Division 2A.

Hereford became the latest victims of the mauling, five months after they hit Jaspers for eight on home soil.

However, the Lower Bemerton outfit had to come from behind after conceding to a well-executed penalty corner.

This worked as a catalyst for the hosts as two goals swiftly followed from well-worked short corner routines.

A great left slip shot from Claire Grinham and a right post deflection from captain Kerry Jackson to give Salisbury the lead.

Jackson then added a second from some great build-up play down the right flank, drawing the keeper out of position and dinking the ball into the goal.

The second half saw Salisbury run riot as they put away a further five goals.

Josie Steinson found herself yet again on the scoresheet with a brace, Lisa Lockett tapped in from close range from a Jackson cross, Sarah Brown accurately tucked away a great pass across the D from Jenna Whittle and finally Jackson deftly skipped around the defence and the keeper to complete her hat-trick.

Solid defending from Julie Selbie and Lynz Smith ensured that Hereford didn’t add to their score.

Salisbury now face two tough away games in a double header this weekend.

The women, who are in second place on 34 points, are away to champions-elect Newent on Saturday before travelling to Firebrands.

They finish the season on March 25 at home to fellow promotion-hopefuls Redland UWE.