[P]enrith AFC Ladies progressed to the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Womens Cup with victory over a gritty South Park team.
The Teeside based team started brightly and did not allow Penrith to settle. They took an early lead in the 15th miutes with a strike from distance.
This only spurred Penrith into action and they levelled when Nat Broad fired after good passing play in the build up. Penrith gradually started to dominate possession and took the lead in the 41st min when Charlotte Smith headed home from a corner.
Early in the 2nd half Penrith extended their lead when Nat Broad’s shot rebounded of the post but Sarah Smith was first to react and poked the ball home.
Penrith made the result safe in the 81st minute when Livvy Johnston’s cross rebounded off the cross bar and Broad hammered home the loose ball.
South Park did get a late goal but it is Penrith who progress to the 2nd round on 17th Sept 2017.
Penrith handed debuts to 16 year olds Livvy Johnston and Georgia Campbell.
Next Sunday Penrith open their league programme when they welcome Preston North End Ladies to Frenchfields. 2pm ko.
Penrith: Jones, Nelson(Campbell), Williams, C.Smith, McComick, Tonkin, Johnston, Coulthard(Walton), Broad, Hopton, S.Smith(Nutter)