Hayley Raso scored her first Everton hat-trick as she impressed her facet to a 5-0 victory in opposition to Brighton on the Folks’s Pension Stadium.
Izzy Christiansen opened the scoring from the penalty spot, earlier than Raso helped herself to a treble and Simone Magill additionally obtained on the scoresheet to finish the rout.
The guests by no means appeared uncontrolled as they loved loads of possession within the opening 10 minutes, with Brighton struggling to retain the ball. Everton obtained the breakthrough within the twenty fourth minute when Christiansen stepped as much as rating a penalty after Maya Le Tissier introduced down Raso within the field. Raso doubled the lead one minute later with an incredible solo objective as she weaved via Brighton’s back-line to search out the underside nook of the online earlier than half-time.
It was enterprise as traditional for Everton as they got here out sturdy within the second half. Raso helped herself to a second objective three minutes from the re-start after some sloppy defending from Brighton gifted Claire Emslie with the ball, and he or she lobbed it excessive throughout the realm for Raso to nod house.
But it surely wasn’t sufficient as Everton continued to press exhausting and Magill was additionally on track so as to add the fourth. Raso’s efficiency was rewarded when she rounded off the scoring with a hat-trick within the 79th minute, drilling the ball into the online after Brighton failed to wash their strains.
Brighton got here near a comfort objective when Aileen Whelan struck the put up 5 minutes from time, however Everton held on to maintain a clear sheet.
Everton keep fifth within the WSL, however prolong the hole to seven factors away from Brighton in sixth.
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