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Match Report: PNE Women 4 Carlisle United Ladies 1

17 April 2023


Match Report: PNE Women 4 Carlisle United Ladies 1

17 April 2023

Preston North End Women stretched their unbeaten run to an impressive 10 games after beating Carlisle United Ladies 4-1.

Lottie Greenwood scored all four goals in what was a tough game against a strong Carlisle side. 

The Lilywhites started the game well, passing the ball with confidence and making the away team work. 

Six minutes in, Greenwood got her first of the game after her cross landed in the back of the net.

Minutes later, PNE created a good chance with Katie Higham seeing her two efforts saved by the away goalkeeper; the first was a header from Katie Woodhead's corner and the second was a follow-up shot on the rebound.

Sam Ball registered a shot on target herself, but the keeper stood strong.

As the game developed, PNE asserted their dominance and extended their lead when Greenwood finished off Madison Hadley's assist. 

Hadley then struck the crossbar with a powerful strike, before Greenwood completed a well-deserved hat-trick just before half-time. 

Carlisle pulled one back in the second half, putting the Lilywhites under pressure, but the hosts worked hard defensively and as a team. 

Greenwood put the game to bed in the 78th minute with a wonder strike, to cap off a wonderful afternoon for PNE. 

Co-Manager David Rawcliffe said: “I thought it was a really tough game but the girls did really well.

"We had to battle for the three points but we managed to get ahead and build on that confidence.

"It was an excellent performance from Lottie Greenwood - we have spoken to her about getting on the end of those balls and she did just that and got herself in the mix and deserved the four goals.

"But it was a great team performance at the end of the day, so we don’t mind who gets the goals as long as we get them."

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