Ipswich Town Women progressed to the third round of the FA Cup this afternoon with an 8-0 victory over Sutton Coldfield Town.

Goals were scored by Natasha Thomas, Lucy O'Brien, Megan Wearing, Sophie Peskett - who scored a brace - and Lenna Gunning-Williams, who bagged herself a hat-trick.

Manager Joe Sheehan said: "We're delighted to progress through, to score eight is great.

"There were lost of different types of goals which was impressive and the support was great.

"We didn't start the second half very well, but we found a new gear and I am pleased with that.

"The opposition might have lost a bit of belief or enthusiasm in the game, and we exploited that so I am pleased with the relentless last 30 or 40 minutes and we scored some really good goals."

Town's first two goals came straight from corner,s but Sheehan says that is down to a "great group" that try creative set plays.

He said: "We know we have a good set-piece delivery, so it is up to the payers to execute and come up with something.

"Lots of the time it is off the cuff and they do them quite well."

This marked the Tractor Girls' first home game in two months.

Sheehan added: "It's been a while and you can't beat playing at your home ground in front of home supporters.

"It's good to come back to familiar surroundings and perform in front of home support and win the game convincingly.

"Let's hope for a home tie in the next round."

Ipswich Star: Joe Sheehan was pleased to progress to the third round of the FA CupJoe Sheehan was pleased to progress to the third round of the FA Cup (Image: Ross Halls)

Match Report: Ipswich Town Women 8-0 Sutton Coldfield Town

Tottenham loanee Lenna Gunning-Williams netted a hat-trick in a fantastic performance.

She said: "I had so many opportunities, I would have been fuming at the end of the game had I not scored."

The variety of goals scored by Gunning-Williams was impressive, with her second being a beautiful take over the shoulder before hitting the ball on the half-volley with her left.

She said: "The girls were taking the mick out of me saying I didn't mean to do it, but I really did!

"I trust myself to run into it and it paid off to be fair.

"We had a good training week when you get results like this, it feels really nice because it shows how hard you've worked for them.

"You can tell the difference when you're playing in front of home crowds. It was great."

Town will find out their third round opponents tomorrow, with the tie to be played on Sunday, December 10.