It isn’t just Aleksandar Mitrovic who is on fire at the moment. Ellie Olds scored six goals this afternoon as Fulham Women thrashed London City Lionesses’ development squad 10-2 at Motspur Park in their penultimate pre-season friendly.
Steve Jaye’s side were in an unforgiving mood from the start. Midfielder Georgia Heasman put the Whites in front on ten minutes, before Olds – the scorer of an important equaliser against AFC Wimbledon earlier this month – opened her account seven minutes later. Lily Lambird, fresh from her summer exploits in the United States, made it three before Olds added her second on the half hour.
Helen Ogle grabbed the fifth with eight minutes left until the break and the Lionesses pulled one back before the half-time whistle. The pace of the game slowed significantly after the interval, but Fulham continued to carry a real threat in the final third. An own goal made it six before Olds completed her hat-trick just two minutes later having been played in by Ogle.
The visitors pulled another goal back before Olds scored her fourth to make it 8-2. The red-hot forward scored two more strikes in the space of three minutes to take Fulham’s tally into double figures and round off an unforgettable afternoon.
Fulham Women have one more pre-season friendly against Ascot Ladies at Ascot Racecourse Sports Ground on Sunday 14 August, with kick off at 3pm. The Whites begin their league campaign away at newly-promoted Sutton United on Sunday 21 August.