PNE Women stormed through to the Fourth Round of the FA Women’s Cup after beating Super League Two team Yeovil Town at UCLan Sports Arena."
PNE Women got off to a flier as they were awarded a penalty in the fourth minute after Melissa Ball was brought down in the area.
Keeleigh Savage stepped up to take the penalty and sent Alice Evans the wrong way to give North End an early lead.
Four minutes after the goal and Danielle Brown made her first save of the game as she got down low to palm away Polly Wardle’s powerful effort.
Brown was involved in the action again in the 17th minute, as the linesman flagged as she handled outside the area but she escaped with just a yellow card.
Minutes before the half-time whistle, Yeovil thought they had a chance to score but Beth Stanfield flung herself in front of the ball and the danger was cleared.
Seven minutes after half-time and PNE extended their lead to two goals after Katie Anderton split the Yeovil defence with a ball for Savage to run onto.
After Evans initially denied Savage, she scored with her second attempt to get her second of the game.
The game was killed off in the 80th minute as Laura Walker picked out Sophie Jones with a forty yard diagonal pass.
Jones saw Yeovil goalkeeper Evans off her line and chipped her from the edge of the area to seal PNE’s progression to the fourth round.
Two minutes after the third goal it could have been four, when Gemma Watson took on two players and squared for Anderton, but a bobble on the pitch made sure her effort went over the bar.
The win means that PNE will travel to Gillingham Ladies in the fourth round on the 16th March, but first it is Nottingham Forest at home in the FA Women’s Premier League Cup on Sunday.
PNE: Brown, Stanfield, Carroll, Bayley, Taberner, Walker (c), Forster, Anderton, Ball (Watson 68), Savage, Jones (Rawcliffe).