A penalty in the closing minutes of extra time saw Burnley FC Women secure a place in the third round of the Women’s FA Cup.

The easing of lockdown restrictions on Monday 29th March resulted in the Clarets being able to recommence training this week, with a quick turnaround before Sunday’s game against Fylde Women FC.

After chances for both teams at both ends, deadlock at 90 minutes resulted in extra time, with Burnley securing the win in the latter stages of the second half of extra time.

Burnley FC Women Manager, Matt Bee said: “Today’s performance was built on a clear work ethic, desire and togetherness. Irrespective of having months off due to lockdown, these are the things that I expect the team to have, these important qualities. I’m happy that the players executed the game plan to the letter and everyone played their part.

“I was pleased with our preparation this week, I knew that the players knew how they had to operate to win the game. The detailed preparation has given them the platform to go and execute a top performance today. Everyone of them dug in.

“It was exactly the type of game I expected, Fylde have a lot of quality in their team but I thought we nullified their threats well.

“We have to work hard this week to get ready for Sunday. Sunderland will be a tough game so it will be a challenge. However, we’re ready to work hard again this week to go again on Sunday and hopefully put in another positive performance in the competition.”