Ipswich Town Women beat Cardiff City 2-0 to progress to the quarter-finals of the FA WNL Cup this afternoon. 

Natasha Thomas and Bonnie Horwood were the scorers as Joe Sheehan's side came away with the win in the Welsh capital. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Lenna Gunning-Williams in action against Cardiff City.Lenna Gunning-Williams in action against Cardiff City. (Image: Ross Halls)

Town's first real chance came in the opening six minutes when Nia Evans put Thomas through on goal but the forward's shot hit the side netting. 

Five minutes later, Lenna Gunning-Williams drove forward, but fired just wide of the post and then on the 18th minute Lucy O’Brien saw a low effort saved by the legs of the keeper.

East Anglian Daily Times: Natasha Thomas celebrates her goal.Natasha Thomas celebrates her goal. (Image: Ross Halls)

The final chance of the half came to Town when O'Brien glided past several Cardiff players before the ball fell to Gunning-Williams, but her shot was straight at the keeper. 

Eight minutes after the restart, Thomas played the ball to O’Brien, who drove into the area but saw her shot come back off the underside of the bar.

East Anglian Daily Times: Bonnie Horwood scores from the spot.Bonnie Horwood scores from the spot. (Image: Ross Halls)

The Tractor Girls finally took the lead in the 72nd minute when sub Sophie Peskett took the ball to the byline and cut it back for Thomas, who slotted home inside the six-yard box for her 14th strike of the season in all competitions. 

They would go on to double their lead in the 87th minute when Peskett was tripped inside the area and Horwood stepped up to slot the ball into the top corner.

East Anglian Daily Times: Sophie Peskett in action against Cardiff City.Sophie Peskett in action against Cardiff City. (Image: Ross Halls)

It was a well-earned win for Town who made up for their missed opportunities, with birthday girl Peskett being the difference after she came on, setting up the opener and winning the penalty for the Blues. 

Joe Sheehan's side are in cup action again next Sunday as they travel to fourth-tier Northampton Town in the first round of the FA Cup.