EMILY Allen hit a hat-trick to help Oxford United to a 7-1 thrashing of visitors Queens Park Rangers.

It was only 2-1 at half-time, but a stellar second-half display earned a big win in FA Women’s National League Southern Premier.

United did not have it all their own way early on, with Ellie Noble’s opener quickly cancelled out by Stephanie Anes.

Allen’s first goal of the game restored the advantage before the break, but they had to wait until midway through the second half to break clear.

Skipper Lauren Haynes set up Allen to finish and Evie Gane quickly made it 4-1.

Allen won and converted a penalty to complete her treble.

Although she missed another spot kick late on, the rout was completed by Flo Fyfe and Maddie Robertson.

United: Thomas, Bent, Haynes (Baker 80), Allen, Noble, Timms (Fyfe 70), Sims, Hennessy, Lynch, Gane (Robertson 82), Beaver.

Attendance: 157.