Murieston United claimed another league victory after they comfortably defeated Leith Athletic at a blustery Bankton Mains.
A clean sheet and goals from Katie Barrie (4), Hayley-Ann Cook (2), Taylor Hogg (2), Shannyn Masterson (2) and a single from Nicole Lind saw them continue their impressive start to the season.
Murieston kicked off and were in front only after a minute when Katie Barrie drove down the right, cut inside and prodded the ball home at the near post to get the home side of to the perfect start.
A great ball into the box from Captain Taylor Hogg was taken well by Jade Meldrum in the visitors goal as Barrie waited to pounce. The home side doubled their advantage on three minutes when Hayley-Ann Crook drove in from the right side and unleashed a fine dipping shot over Meldrum from 25 yards out.
The first corner of the game came in Muriestons favour and Hogg played in a great ball which was met by Shannyn Masterson but her effort was blocked and put behind for another corner. Masterson took the corner but her low driven ball to the near post was cleared up field.
Barrie was flying for the home side and it took a good block to stop her doubling her goal tally and then a good save from Meldrum from the rebound made sure that was also the case. The big tall forward provided Murieston's next two chances when she powered into the box but her toe poke finish from eight yards was well saved by Meldrum, then she saw a shot from the right hand side of the box narrowly go wide of the far post.
The visitors were struggling to get out of their own half as the Murieston's relentless onslaught continued. The home side made it three on the 10 minute mark when Hogg hit a speculative shot from all of 30 yards to see it fly over the head of Meldrum and hit the back of the net.
Hogg then came close minutes later when she shot wide of the far post from eight yards and then came even closer with her next effort when the ball hit the outside of the far post and out for a goal kick.
Barrie should have increased Murieston's lead when she latched onto a poor goal kick but failed to hit the target but she made no mistake when the next opportunity came her way. Hogg showed good work down the right side and produced a great ball into the box to set up Barrie for a mere tap in from four yards out to collect her second of the game and Murieston's fourth.
If Leith thought it could not get worse it did only a minute later when Masterson fired home a cracking shot high over Meldrum from the left which rifled into the back of the net to end this game as a contest just after the quarter hour mark.
Leith never let their heads go down and Jodie Glen pushed forward and won a corner. Susan Tricia Dodds swung in the corner from the left which was met by Alexandra Baird but she put her shot wide of the left hand upright then Eris McCulloch put a shot wide of the post also.
It was mere rest bite for Leith as Barrie picked up the ball on the right for Murieston, knocked the ball passed Megan Hunt and then drove up the right side, produced a deft back heel to Erin Turner who played the ball into the path of Stacey Peel but she shot wide.
The home side went further in front on 23 minutes when Crook challenged the keeper to prod the ball home but in the challenge Meldrum suffered a hand injury and had to be withdrawn. She was replaced by out field player Jodie Glen.
Glen was picking the ball out of her net on the 30th minute when Masterson played a ball across the box which was met by Hogg after being left by Turner for her and she made no mistake and blasted home from six yards out to put Murieston in 'seven' heaven.
Before Leith could regroup Murieston made it eight a minute later when a super through ball played from her own half by Crook saw Barrie time her run perfectly to pick the ball up. Barrie drove at the heart of the visitors goal and with only Glen to beat she fired home from six yards out to claim a first half hat-trick.
Leith pushed forward with Baird who played in Dodds but she fired wide of the target, then step in keeper Glen at the other end pulled of a great save to stop Barrie getting another to her name and then denied Peel when she pushed her low driven shot onto the post.