County Cup joy for PNE women

PNE women with the trophy
PNE women with the trophy
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Keeleigh Savage scored against her former club as Preston North End women’s team came back from a goal down to beat Blackburn Rovers Ladies and bag the Lancashire County Cup.

Amanda Goodwin fired Rovers in front at Leyland’s County Ground in the 26th minute.

But ex-Rovers ace Savage equalised for North End in the 41st minute.

Sophie Jones completed the comeback in the 54th minute by dinking the ball over the keeper. And Rovers finished the match with 10 players after Sophie Flynn was sent off for a second bookable offence.

PNE’s assistant manager Josh Mountain said: “The girls fully deserved the win. Our quality shone through overall.

“We now need to focus on building upon this success.”