BASINGSTOKE Town Ladies maintained their fantastic start to the season by making it two wins out of two in the Southern League Premier Division on Sunday.

A 2-0 win at Woodley United leaves Town second in the table.

Both sides played their part in a fiercely-contested opening 30 minutes, but Basingstoke were inches away from taking the lead as Josette Pearmine hit the crossbar from the edge of the area.

But the visitors were not to be denied and grabbed the lead shortly before half-time. Pearmine played an excellent lofted pass over the defence for Katie Randell and she produced lobbed the ball over the home goalkeeper on the half-volley.

Basingstoke maintained the pressure after the break and doubled their lead early in the second half.

Lianne Hill picked the ball up 30 yards from goal and took a quick shot to catch the Woodley goalkeeper off her line with an expertly-judged lob.

The ladies are without a game this weekend, giving them time to prepare for their home tie against Fulham FC Foundation Ladies in the FA Cup.

The third qualifying round tie is due to be played at Winklebury on October 11 (2pm).

The reserves are going to be hosting Bournemouth Sports on Sunday.