VICTORY at Hull City kept double-chasing Town Ladies firmly in the hunt for the North-East Regional Women’s League title.
The 3-1 triumph means second-placed Town are three points behind leaders Barnsley with two games in hand.
Emile Heckler fired Town ahead from Emma Poole’s pass after 21 minutes.
Keeper Laura Carter made some good saves top keep Hull out before Heckler netted her second a minute before half-time after a neat passing move between Jo Symington and Kate Mallin.
Carter made another great save early in the second half before Heckler completed another hat trick with a shot which looped in.
Hull’s consolation came four minutes from the end.
Town aim for League Cup final glory on Sunday (2.00), when they take on sixth-placed Whitley Bay Women in the final at the Teesside ground of Norton & Stockton Ancients.