Morecambe Ladies moved in the next round of the Women’s Premier League Cup with a 3-2 win at Stockport County on Sunday.
Rearranged from seven days earlier when the game was abandoned due to an injury to Hatters player Kerry Green, Nick Barrett’s side progressed thanks to goals from Megan Doherty, Georgia Lupton and Gina Pendlebury.
The match was more open that the last one with Doherty opening the scoring with a half volley from the edge of the box to make it 1-0.
It didn’t take Stockport long to get back into the game, some poor defending allowed Jeneyah Webb to squirm into the Morecambe box and beat Emma Reader.
Lupton replaced Doherty at the start of the second period and the replacement made an immediate impact.
After a goal-mouth scramble in the Stockport area, the ball fell to Lupton and her right-foot shot beat the ‘keeper to make it 2-1.
Stockport hit back again however, equalising through Kath Jones as the advancing Reader was beaten to the ball.
With the game wide open it became an end-to-end contest and Lupton’s pace brought a free-kick on the edge of the Stockport area.
Up stepped Gina Pendlebury to curl the ball into the top corner to put Barrett’s side in front for the third and decisive time at 3-2.