BILLERICAY Town Ladies sit at the top of the Women’s National League South East Division One standings after a thumping win over Stevenage Ladies.

Kim Coster’s side went into the fixture having notched a 3-0 opening day victory over Denham United Ladies last time out.

And Billericay were comfortable 6-1 winners over Stevenage at the AGP Arena.

Jay Blackie, who joined the club from C&K Basildon Ladies during the close season, notched her first goals in Billericay colours after grabbing a brace.

And the player of the match felt Billericay made a big statement against a side who beat Actonians 5-2 last time out.

Blackie said: “It was a really good performance from us and I think we dominated the game before dropping off a little bit.

“But we came out all guns blazing in the second half and I think we made a big statement because they had a big scoreline last week.

“We’ve definitely shown that we are ready to compete.”

Sam Pittuck opened the scoring after the visiting goalkeeper failed to hold a Karissa Rodney effort, while Zoe Rushen got her first Billericay goal following her move from C&K Basildon by stabbing home.

Whitford Stark halved the deficit before the break, but Blackie fired home after the break to restore the hosts’ two-goal lead.

Blackie and Pittuck completed their braces with fine headers before Lucy Jones completed the scoring from long range.

And Billericay boss Coster was pleased to see her side make it back-to-back wins.

Coster said: “We got the three points, which is fantastic for us.

“I still think we’ve got more to give. We dominated in spells but then we looked nervy in others.

“We got them in at half-time and told them what we wanted them to do. The girls listened and delivered.”