Park Ladies 2-5 March Town Ladies: Barbour bags four as Hares claim local bragging rights in the League Cup

March's Sydney Davis battles for possession. Photo: Jon Sharpe

March's Sydney Davis battles for possession. Photo: Jon Sharpe - Credit: Archant

Louise Barbour continued her scintillating form in a March Town Ladies shirt by hitting four goals in the Hares’ League Cup triumph over local rivals, Park Ladies.

Louise Barbour finds the net. Photo: Jon Sharpe

Louise Barbour finds the net. Photo: Jon Sharpe - Credit: Archant

The March side took the short trip across Fenland to Wimblington to face higher-level Park and produced a superb display to seal a 5-2 victory and a place in the next round.

In what was a great advert for ladies football, the Hares took the lead through summer signing Barbour’s free-kick, before she doubled her side’s lead with a shot that crept through the ‘keeper’s fingers.

Barbour completed her treble soon after, but Park reduced the arrears with two quick-fire strikes.

Emma Searle added a fourth with a sweet strike from distance in the second half, before Barbour capped a superb afternoon for March with a lobbed fourth.

Park will hope for a response in their S-Tech Premiership clash with ICA Sports on October 16, while March take on Hungate Rovers Ladies in the Championship North on the same day.