Portsmouth gained three points in the FA Women’s National League – beating the Bees 4-0 at The Hive London, Pitch A.
Sian Osmond’s side started the match with a lot of energy as runs from Frankie Webster and Jo Wilson caused trouble for Portsmouth’s defence.
In the fifth minute, the Bees’ pressure earned them a corner which Danielle Puddefoot narrowly headed over.
Shortly afterwards Faye Hazelton made an impressive save low to her right-hand side to deny the visitors, as Anaisa Harney sent a chipped ball through to Cherelle Khassal who shot goalwards.
The visitors opened the scoring in the 9th minute when Shannon Albuery converted a penalty that was earned for a shove from a Bees defender.
Jade Bell and Flo Gamby worked hard to bring their side back into the game as the latter let fly after controlling a throw-in. Hannah Haughton was equal to it and caught the shot.
The visitors doubled their advantage in the 17th minute, with Albuery scoring her second of the game with a curling effort that found the top left corner of Hazelton’s goal.
Portsmouth looked to extend their advantage in the 31st minute when a deep free-kick was launched into the box which caused chaos on the goalline, but the Bees managed to clear the ball away.
Sian Osmond’s side pushed late in the half for a goal back and were awarded a corner which forced a fine save out of the Pompey goalie, as Gamby’s header had to be pushed around the post.
Shannon Albuery added a third in the 45th minute when Portsmouth won a second penalty of the game which was scored by the attacker to complete her hat-trick.
The second-half started with the visitors pushing hard for a fourth goal which led to a curling effort from the left side which was deflected out for a corner.
The Bees looked to respond with a corner from Dan Carlton that created a scramble in the opposition box, though the ball was eventually cleared away to safety.
Anna Harney scored the fourth for the visitors in the 60th minute, connecting with a pass from Khassal before finishing past Hazelton.
Wilson almost pulled one back in the 72nd minute when her free-kick from distance clipped the top of the crossbar.
The visitors pushed hard for a fifth in the closing stages as Pompey’s No. 3 went close in the 81st and 86th minutes, with two shots that were fired just wide of the post – but the visitors had already done enough for the victory.
Bees: Faye Hazelton, Danielle Puddefoot (Dan Carlton 45’), Hannah Porter, Frankie Webster (Hannah Coote), Flo Gamby, Parker Dunn (Amber Tullett 35’), Lauren Heria (Millie Constantine 45’), Sophie Lee (Meg Wood), Jade Bell, Ashleigh Goddard, Jo Wilson.
Portsmouth: Hannah Haughton, Sammy Quayle (Rebekah Tonks 63’), Jazz Younger, Evie Gane, Danielle Rowe, Dani Lane (Hayley Bridge 84’), Freya Jones (Anisha Hill 75’), Annie Rolf (Jaime Gotch 84’), Cherelle Khassal, Anaisa Harney, Shannon Albuery (Ava Rowbotham 84’).
Goals: Shannon Albuery (9’, 17’, 45’), Anaisa Harney (60’).
Referee: Lucy Clark.