St Neots Ladies racked up a high-class half-century as they took another step towards title glory last Sunday.

They eased to a 50-0 triumph at Deepings in a Women's South East Division Three East game halted 20 minutes early with the result beyond doubt.

An early Robyn Hopewell try set the tone for a dominant display in which Kirsty Wilson helped herself to a first-half hat-trick of tries.

Emily Miller also got in on the act and sent over a conversion following the fifth try, with captain Beth Robinson having faultlessly added the extras on four previous occasions.

Robinson, Nicki Barker and Faye Holton all produced fine tackles as Deeping attempted to respond early in the second half, but it was Saints who added to their bumper haul with three further tries before the action was brought to a premature end.

Megan Thody opened her account for the season, Wilson added her fourth score of this game and Miller completed her brace as they reached the 50-point mark to end a fine 2018 on a high.

Saints boast a commanding eight-point lead at the summit and face closest challengers Harpenden Ladies in January. 13 in their first outing of the new year.