SALISBURY Hockey Club ladies fifth XI steamed to a 3-0 victory over Swanage and Wareham seconds, to secure the South Central League Forest Division Three title.

Jane Herridge was the hero on the day, bagging a hat-trick.

Swans, who won the previous fixture between the two sides, fell behind early on.

Goalkeeper and captain Theresa Ellis thwarted a quick response, before the hosts doubled their lead going into half-time, Herridge following up after an initial shot hit the post.

And she completed her treble after the restart as the title was secured.

Coach Colin Perkins said: “It is a pleasure coaching this wonderful team. They always have a fantastic turnout to Wednesday night training and work hard every week.

“To win this league with three games left to play is a great achievement and they should all be very proud of themselves.”

Captain Ellis added: “The ladies 5s team, being a mixture of youth and experience this season, has been producing some excellent team play with the benefit of coaching and everyone working together. This team has been a delight to captain and we still have three more games to finish the season with.”