BASINGSTOKE Town Ladies warmed up for their Southern League Chairman’s Cup semi-final against Parley by moving up to second in the league with a 4-0 win away at Bracknell Town Ladies.

It looked like it might not be Basingstoke’s day in the first half. Lianne Hill and Tracy Jones both fired good chances wide, while Lindsay Beverley saw her effort saved by the Bracknell goalkeeper.

The visitors finally made the breakthrough early in the second half, Beverley firing home from Hill’s pass to atone for her penalty miss.

Erin Davis in the Town goal made a decent save to keep her side in front and Naomi Greene doubled the lead just after the hour, giving the visitors a cushion.

Michelle Kimber went close from a free-kick before Hill made it 3-0. She then turned provider, setting up Greene to score her second of the game in the final minute.

The ladies’ semi-final will take place at Winklebury on Sunday (2pm). Basingstoke schoolboy Jack Bristow, who is currently receiving treatment for testicular cancer, will be the guest of honour, leading the teams out alongside his brother, Alfie.

During the match, a collection will be taken for the fundraising campaign supporting Jack, with money raised going to the Piam Brown Ward at Southampton General Hospital.

Sarah North scored for the reserves as they were beaten 4-1 by Winchester City Flyers in a friendly match.