THE Windsor ladies second team has won promotion with three games to spare this season after a sensational 7-0 victory against Witney 3s on Saturday.

Windsor used shock and awe hockey to stun their hosts and found themselves two goals ahead within the first five minutes.

The visitors added a third less than five minutes later to give Witney a mountain to climb before the game had even reached half-time.

Clinical short corner routines saw Paula Green bag two goals from straight strikes after perfect Nikki Hill injections.

Emma Thatcher picked up a rebound from a save but still had work to do to find the backboard.

The Windsor strike force were rampant in the first half and looked threatening whenever they were in possession.

In-form striker Green got a hat-trick and, with Lucy Smith also on the score sheet in the first 35 minutes, Windsor had a comfortable five-goal lead at half-time.

Witney were forced to tweak their formation to prevent the scoreline going into double digits and began the second half with more purpose.

Throwing more players forward, they battled to breach the Windsor back line but the defence, marshalled by captain Tasha Bailey, held firm.

Emma Williams was key in distributing the ball to release the forwards who continued to give Witney the runaround as they hungrily looked for more goals.

Another short corner after a foul in the D saw Green bury the ball to take her tally to four.

Smith rounded-off the rout with a signature move to draw out the keeper, dodge past and slip the ball into the far corner of the goal.

The team is now top of Trysports Division Four for the first time this season after Sonning 4s dropped points following a 1-1 draw against Oxford Hawks 6s.

Only goal difference separates leaders Windsor and Sonning, but three wins will mean Windsor get promoted as champions as they have a phenomenal 42 goal advantage compared with Sonning's 28.

The win to secure promotion marked a double celebration for ladies Club Captain and keeper Ruki Sayid as the game was a comeback match after almost four months out following a serious wrist injury.

The team host tough opposition this Saturday as they play Phoenix & Ranelagh 3s, who are fourth in the table.