Blues make comfortable progress
Pompey Ladies cruised into the quarter-finals of the Premier League Cup with a 6-1 rout of Mossley.
Sarah Kempson broke the deadlock midway through the first half with a fierce strike into the top corner.
And Lucy Quinn doubled the Blues’ advantage before the break by cutting inside from out wide and producing a fine finish.
Ini Umotong continued the scoring after the interval following a scramble in the box, while Charley Wilson then teed-up Quinn to grab a fourth.
Pompey had a chance to forge further ahead when Umotong was tripped in the box and Shannon Sievwright stepped up to fire home the penalty.
Chloe Dark then opened her account with a neat finish before Mossley grabbed a consolation in the dying seconds.
Blues boss Perry Northeast said: “Both sides spent the first 20 minutes working each other out, but ultimately our professionalism and individual ability saw us through.
“We scored some fantastic goals from distance and I think our fitness told in the second half.
“The only annoying thing was that Mossley scored at the very end. We want things to be perfect and that’s something to learn from.”
Pompey: Blakely, Bazan, Currie, Rutherford, Frampton, Kempson (Sievwright), Clark, Bloomfield (Dark), Quinn, Umotong, Wilson (Gratton)