Ipswich Town Women continued their good start to the season with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over London Bees at the AGL Arena this afternoon.

Natasha Thomas scored twice, with Sophie Peskett, Lenna Gunning-Williams and Ruby Doe also hitting the net,

Manager Joe Sheehan said: "I am pleased. We got off to a good start, we would have liked to have scored more in the second half but I think we can be positive.

"We put ourselves in positions to stick the ball in the back of the net, but we couldn't do that on occasions, but a 5-0 win I think we can be very pleased."

Sheehan made two changes to the team that beat MK Dons last weekend, with Laura Hartley stepping in as goalkeeper, making her debut.

Sheehan said: "She (Hartley) was really good.

"She stepped in late notice due to Poppy Soper missing out with a concussion protocol.

"It was a late change for us, and she didn't have much time to prepare, so with that in mind, being her first competitive match in 19 months, I am really pleased for her."

East Anglian Daily Times: Ipswich Town Women manager, Joe SheehanIpswich Town Women manager, Joe Sheehan (Image: Ross Halls)

Today also marked the return of Lucy O'Brien to the Town team following injury, coming on as a substitute in the 75th minute.

Sheehan added: "It's been a while for Lucy and she has been itching to get back in and it was a good time for her to come on.

"With the amount of time she had on the pitch, it was a good opportunity for her to get some minutes under her belt and get back into the swing of things.

"It's really positive for us that she's back."

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That's 12 points from 15 now for Sheehan's squad. He said: "We're in good shape.

"We know there's going to be some really tough games to come and some hurdles no doubt throughout the course of the season, but we're in good shape.

"We'll take one game at a time and prepare now for another big game next week."

Gunning-Williams continued her good form, bringing her tally to three goals in four games for Town.

East Anglian Daily Times: Lenna Gunning-Williams with fellow loanee Ruby Doe.Lenna Gunning-Williams with fellow loanee Ruby Doe. (Image: Ross Halls)

She said: "It's a decent stat, and I just want to keep going with it and hope to get some more.

"I started a lot better than I finished in my opinion, I maybe tried to force a bit too much and I need to relax going forward.

"But a 5-0 win from the team, it could have been a lot worse."

Gunning-Williams joined from Tottenham Hotspur on September 1 on loan for the season.

On settling in to the team and area, she said: "I was very nervous to come in, because it's never easy starting in a new team, but everyone's been lovely.

"From the first training session I had with them, I felt comfortable and we can grow connections and partnerships on the pitch so it's going to get a lot better."