LAVERSTOCK Ladies won the Wiltshire League Cup as they beat hosts Melksham Town 3-1, writes KAREN MUSSELWHITE.

Lavvy opened up the scoring in the seventh minute when Rachel Adkin found space from around 20 yards out her shot sailed over the goalkeeper and clipped the post on its way in.

Melksham had a great chance to equalise in the 28th minute, when an Abbie Veron back pass was to short for goalkeeper Emily Yates allowing the Melksham number 9 to round the keeper but failed to finish thanks to some last ditch defending from Lucy Hudson.

Hudson then sent Laverstock on the counter attack and a Rachel Adkin long ball was chased down Leanne Griffiths-Lower who rounded the goalkeeper and unlike her counterpart slid the ball into an empty net from a tight angle. Laverstock settled down in the second half and began to take control of the tie.

The game was put to bed when Abbie Veron ran onto a Rachel Adkin through ball and with the goalkeeper rushing out Abbie kept her composure to round the goalkeeper and roll the ball into the net.

This made it 3-0 with 20 minutes left to play. Melksham never gave up the fight and threw everything at Laverstock to try and get back into the game in the 75 minutes Emily Yates failed to gather a through ball and the Melksham player only had to finish but beaten goalkeeper was quickly back on her feet and did enough to put the striker off and her shot went wide.

Melksham did score a consultation goal in the 87th minute as the game finished 3-1.

This was the Laverstock Ladies first piece of silverware since forming as a club.

Laverstock are currently sat at the top of the league but there fait lies In The hands of beaten finalists Melksham when they take on second place Trowbridge Town Ladies this coming week.

Manager Karen Musselwhite said: "I am very proud of their performance today in such difficult conditions, from the 1st goal we had control of the game everyone’s performance was fantastic and so proud each and everyone. It was also a great honour to have so many supporters travel down to watch us. I feel so honoured to be their manager."