Julie Fleeting scored four times as Arsenal Ladies moved closer to another Premier League title with an emphatic 7-0 win against Doncaster Rovers Belles at Boreham Wood FC.
The Scotland international captain took her tally for the season to 28 in all competitions with some typically ruthless finishing. Karen Carney, Lianne Sanderson and Jayne Ludlow were also on target in a one-sided encounter.
England winger Carney broke the deadlock after 10 minutes with a clinical finish from Kelly Smith's through-ball. Fleeting opened her personal account eight minutes later and added her second after 25 minutes from Carney's right-wing cross.
Sanderson scored Arsenal's fourth five minutes into the second half, volleying home Rachel Yankey's pinpoint cross from the left flank. Ludlow got in on the act with a emphatic finish from 10 yards after Fleeting had been denied her hat-trick by Belles keeper Clare Farrow.
Fleeting didn't have to wait long for her treble though. She smashed a half-volley past Farrow from just outside the box after exchanging passes with Sanderson and then added her fourth - and Arsenal's seventh - a minute from time.
Vic Akers' side have now scored more than 100 goals in the Premier League this season and require just two more points from their four remaining fixtures to be certain of the title. However, one point should be sufficient given Arsenal's vastly-superior goal difference.
The champions can clinch the title with a win at Chelsea next Tuesday.
Arsenal's next game is the London County Cup Final against Millwall on Wednesday night before they head to Sweden for the first leg of the UEFA Women's Cup Final against Umea on Saturday. You can enjoy all the build-up to the Final on Arsenal.com.Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 15 Apr 2007