OXFORD United Women continued their fine home form with a 5-1 win over London Bees.

Rachel Panting, Daisy McLachlan and Carly Johns scored in the final 12 minutes of the first half to all-but seal victory before the break.

Panting found the net again on the hour mark and Sophie Baker made it five late on, although Lauren Heria grabbed a late consolation.

The U’s stay seventh in FA Women’s National League Southern Premier, but they are only four points off third-placed Bridgwater United with two games in hand.

Hannah Porter almost gave Bees the lead after two minutes when she shot narrowly wide, but United created chances of their own.

Panting, Johns and Beth Lumsden all went close in the opening half an hour, before the U’s eventually broke the deadlock.

It came thanks to Johns and Panting, the latter steering her teammate’s right-wing cross into the net – and she created the second goal from the same flank two minutes later.

This time McLachlan was the beneficiary, meeting Panting’s cut-back to put United in charge.

The U’s made the game safe with a messy third goal on the stroke of half-time, as the ball crossed the line via Johns’s shoulder and a deflection following a teasing cross.

United did not let up after the break and Panting made it 4-0 in the 61st minute, capitalising on a mix-up in the visitors’ defence to finish, before Baker headed home from Sarah King’s centre.

Heria slammed home a consolation in the closing stages, but it was far too late to stop the U’s making it five wins from five at Court Place Farm.