MOLLY Clark struck twice to fire Cherries Women into the semi-finals of the Subsidiary Cup with a thumping 5-1 win over Ascot United.

Clark's brace alongside strikes from Abby Jones and Helen Corbin, as well as an own goal, secured a comfortable passage into the last four for Steve Cuss's side.

Cherries will now host Moneyfields Ladies to earn a spot in the final.

“I was really pleased and I thought it was a dominant performance,” Cuss told the Cherries website.

“We scored five goals and we also hit the woodwork, had a few cleared off the line and a couple disallowed, so our attacking play was very good. I was really pleased with the overall performance.

“I think the priority is still just to get back playing. We’ve been able to utilise the whole squad, move players around to get some minutes and gradually that’s increasing the confidence in the players.

“I’ve been really pleased with the work they’ve done so far and I’ve been really pleased with the work they’ve done so far.

“It’s a difficult challenge not training or playing for four months and then having to return to competitive action. I’ve seen it game-by-game – our sustained periods of dominance has been longer and that’s been pleasing.

“I think our players are starting to feel a little bit stronger three or four games into this competition, so it’s been progressive and the players have been working really hard.”