C&K BASILDON Ladies geared up for the new football season with an 11-goal thrashing of Norflok’s Acle Ladies.

Flo Gamby and Zoe Rusden netted hat-tricks in the drubbing as C&K prepare for the newly established FA Women’s Premier League.

Debutant Merrick Will was also amongst the scorers and three goals in the final five minutes took the scoreline into double figures.

The ladies can look forward to facing the likes of Crystal Palace, MK Dons, Luton, Norwich and Ipswich next season.

The ladies side has also seen ground improvements over the summer, with a £4,000 upgrade to the pitch.