Burnley Ladies maintain perfect start to the season with victory over Accrington

Burnley FC Ladies are presented with a new kit by their sponsors Optimus

Burnley FC Ladies are presented with a new kit by their sponsors Optimus

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Burnley Ladies maintained their perfect start to the season after a brace from Sarah Greenhalgh and further strikes from Justine Wallace and Becky Hayton earned a 4-1 win over Accrington.

The hosts scored the only goal of the half in the eighth minute courtesy of a thunderous 20-yard drive from Wallace.

The lady Clarets started the second period with gusto and Greenhalgh broke the offside trap and deftly lobbed the keeper to extend Burnley’s lead.

The third goal duly arrived just after the hour, when Greenhalgh latched on to a sublime pass from Emily Forrest and calmly steered the ball into the bottom corner.

The visitors pulled a goal back with five minutes remaining when goalkeeper Karly Bland was beaten by a deflection.

However, Hayton rounded off the scoring in stoppage time after exchanging passes with Jo Rohman.

Burnley travel to face Birkenhead Ladies on Sunday (kick off 2 p.m.).