Brighouse Town Ladies look to be hitting form at the right time.
A 4-0 home win over Rovers Foundation in their penultimate home game of the season put them within three points of North-East Regional Women’s League Southern Division leaders Wetherby with two games in hand.
Three straight clean sheets and a flurry of goals have put Town in a strong position with five games to go.
They started the latest with plenty of possession but struggled to adapt or create any clear opportunities in the early stages.
But gradually they found their feet and began to dominate against a very organised and determined side.
The first goal came on the 20-minute mark, when Chloe Roberts broke free and fired a shot goalwards.
The effort was blocked by the keeper but Sonni Sweeney reacted quickest to finish neatly into the open goal.
By this stage Town were in control and creating chances, and they got their reward on the stroke of half-time, when an Amy Hesselden corner was met by Sarah Dobby, who nodded in for her first goal for the club.
The message was clear at half-time – carry on playing football, concentrate and see the game out.
The players responded well and never looked like conceding with the defence in superb form.
Town added a third and ultimately killed the game off when Dobby again got on the end of a Hesselden corner, and this time she sidefooted home.
Rovers hit the bar to give Town a wake-up call, and substitute Lyndsey Naden broke up play before offloading to Yasmin Ayub, who played a superb ball to Sweeney.
Her shot was saved, but Rachael White followed up to score.