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Penrith AFC Ladies 4-1 Leigh RMI

[A] much improved Leigh RMI Ladies team made Penrith work for their 3 points at Frenchfields.

Leigh proved resilient as Penrith struggled to break down their well drilled defence. When Penrith did get into the attacking third they lacked the quality in their final ball. Eventually their persistence paid off as interplay between Nat Borad and Sarah Smith resulted in Broad being being set free and she lifted the ball over the advancing keeper.

Leigh equaliser almost immediately when a free kick was lifted into the Penrith area and Leigh reacted quickest to the loose ball.

Penrith regained the lead before half time when Nat Broad scored a carbon copy of her opening goal to make it 2-1.

In the 2nd half Penrith dominated possession and territory but the third goal proved illusive. Heather Fawkes finally settled the nerves as she rounded the keeper to score and opened up a 2 goal cushion.

Broad completed her hat trick late on as Penrith completed a 4-1 victory.

Penrith : Jones(Tracey), Nelson, Hannah Fawkes, C.Smith, McCormick, Campbell, Nutter(Johnston), Coulthard(Heather Fawkes), Broad, Hopton, S.Smith.

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