You can bank on Barclay

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Caroline Barclay led the way for Hallam’s first team with a hat-trick in their 4-3 win at Timperley.

Kath Hughes add the other goal, as Hallam cemented fourth place in the league.

This week Hallam can work on improving their goal difference as they host luckless bottom club Wigton who have lost all their 15 matches to date, scoring just four and conceding 98.

The main promotion battle is between Hallam and Kendal, who are second in the league.

Hallam are three points behind having played a game more - but Kendal still have to play Hallam, and third-placed Durham.

Hallam women’s second team get back into action this week with their first match since January 12.

They travel to Leeds, where a win would lift Hallam spirits and erase the memory of their defeat by Yorkshire Premier Division leaders Hull.

Hallam’s thirds beat fellow strugglers Leeds University, with two goals from Jemima Board - taking her tally to 10 in eight games. Youngster Board is now the joint women’s top scorer, alongside Barclay. This weekend, they face Bridlington - a mid-table team but one that play well on their own ground.

The fourth side crashed 4-0 at Leopold, and this week they will look to go one better when they play Sheffield Univ ersity Bankers.

The Bankers are one place above Hallam, and the game starts at 4.30pm at Abbeydale Park.