Royston Town Women picked up a fifth consecutive win in the Eastern Region Premier Division with a 2-0 victory at St Albans City.

It didn’t take the Crows long to get going, and they took the lead with only six minutes played.

Emma Slater ran down the wing from the halfway line before coming inside and slotting the ball beyond the keeper.

Four minutes later Slater scored again to put the Crows 2-0 up and from there Royston went looking for more goals to put the game out of reach.

Slater had another effort while Emily Smith, Amy Josland and a Tally Miles free-kick from 40 yards out all went very close.

St Albans did have chances and hit the bar with one effort but the Crows got to half-time with a 2-0 lead and a dominating performance.

They started the second half brightly too, Slater once again linking up with Smith with the latter's header forcing the keeper into a save.

The home side had a few chances to bring them back into the game with Hollie Thornton creating an opportunity when she beat the Royston defence to get into the box.

However, Elle Sarter made a good save to deny them one back.

Sarter also denied Erin Pope while Erin Davies shot wide of the post for Royston.

Slater then went close to her hat-trick but Lauren Kemp punched clear but the only other chance of note was a Thornton effort for Saints that hit the frame of the goal.

n Sunday after three weeks away Royston are back at home on Sunday when they host Haringey Borough in another league match.

That kicks off at 2pm at Garden Walk.