Jo Wilson’s first half hat-trick led London Bees to a 5-0 win over Watford Ladies at Vicarage Road.

Wilson took just 24 minutes to complete her treble as the Bees ran riot in the first half to ensure the Golden Girls’ wait for a first Women’s Super League (WSL) Two win goes on.

Ashleigh Goddard was also on target in the Bees early rampage, before Paula Howells curled home a fifth late on.

The result leaves Watford rooted to the bottom of the table after five games ahead of their trip to Oxford United on Sunday.

Watford Ladies’ new arrivals Giulia Ferrandi and Anne Laure-Davy both made their debuts for the home side.

The duo partnered each other in attack but neither could influence proceedings as Watford toiled to stay in the game.

The Golden Girls were looking to avenge the 2-0 defeat suffered against the Bees two weeks ago and were also searching for their first win of the WSL 2 campaign.

Their only point of the season to date came after a 2-2 draw with London Bees in the second fixture of the season.

Watford had the better of the opening five minutes as they controlled possession well and looked to make early inroads on the Bees’ defence.

However, on the occasions when the visitors did get forward early on they looked threatening and got in behind Watford on a number of occasions only to misplace the final ball. It was an ominous warning of what was to come.

They would go closest to scoring in the first 10 minutes when a looping header from Emma Beckett clipped the cross bar on its way over.

The effort proved to be a precursor to a far more damaging attack as the Bees took the lead in the 12th minute.

A neat pass down the left, which was where Watford were having the most difficulty defending, found Paula Howells in space who squared for Wilson to tap home from six yards.

The goal was simple in its construction but precise in its execution as the Bees found the previously absent final ball their build-up play had warranted.

After starting brightly, the goal came as a bitter blow to Watford and they needed to regroup. Instead a crazy four minute spell would ultimately end any hope they had of taking anything from the game.

First, an awful pass across defence allowed Wilson to race through and calmly pass her second beyond the onrushing Sophie Cheadle in the 21st minute.

Bees captain, Goddard, then struck a sumptuous low drive from 20 yards to find the bottom left corner.

Things would only get worse for Watford as superb team goal ended their opponent’s quick-fire goal glut.

It was arguable the pick of the bunch as a clipped pass from Beckett found Howell who dinked a delicate chip to the far post for Wilson to power home a side footed volley.

By now Watford looked susceptible to conceding every time the Bees came forward, and but for a fine save from Cheadle would have been five down after 33 minutes as she parried Howells’ header.

She could do nothing on the stroke of half-time as Wilson turned in the box and powered a shot against her left upright moments before the whistle blew for the break.

Perhaps imbued with a new sense of urgency by their half-time talk, Watford started the second period brightly and created their first real opening.

A deep cross from the right eluded the Bees defence to find Sahara Osbourne-Rickets unmarked eight yards from goal.

She could only skew he effort over the bar on the volley though and the chance went begging.

A dipping ball made it a tricky opportunity but the centre-back really should have done better with the opportunity.

Any suggestion that the Bees were going to let-up was misplaced though and they were soon in the ascendency again as they probed for a fifth goal.

While they were once again dominating the game the potency which had underlined their first half showing was lacking and chances were few and far between.

Indeed, it was not until the final minute that the Bees would find their fifth, as the ever-impressive Howells curled a superb effort over Cheadle from wide on the left to seal the victory.

Watford Ladies: Cheadle, Read, Nuttall, Osbourne-Rickets, Tullett, Farrow (Stanley 45), Donnelly, Littleboy, Mason, Ferrandi (Kerr 60), Davy (Richardson 78)

Subs not used: Gillett, Wotton, Lawrence, Gunn

London Bees: Riches, Hurley (Scanlon 88), Cooper, Hinchcliffe (Anderson 70), Fogarty, Beckett, Popadinova, Goddard (Will 84), Wilson, Watts, Howells

Subs not used: Harris, Slater

Referee: Lou Saunders

Attendance: 618