Tranmere Women came from behind three times to draw 4-4 with Cheadle on Sunday, maintaining the Whites’ unbeaten start to the season.

Both sides went into the game with 100% records having won their league and cup matches prior to this fixture, on paper it looked like it had the potential to be a good match up and it certainly delivered.

Rovers started the brighter of the two sides having a number of chances in the opening minutes however it was Cheadle that took the lead against the run of play - Potier finishing the home sides counter attack to give them an early lead.

Tranmere however, responded instantly. Elizabeth Roberts’ dangerous ball into the box averted everyone including the Cheadle keeper to put Rovers level.

The game became more open at this point and it was the home side that again took the lead, Dunlop this time who rounded the keeper to slot into an empty net. As previous the response from Tranmere was also instant, Heledd Roberts received the wall out wide following some good build up play and was able to deliver the ball into the box for Olivia Hulmstom to head Rovers back into the game.

Cheadle started the brighter of the two sides in the second half and with both teams having opportunities of their own it was the home side who again edged into the lead, Dunlop grabbing her second for the hosts, driving past the Tranmere keeper.

Not long after, Town were awarded a penalty and converted to now give Cheadle a more comfortable lead.

With 10 minutes to go Tranmere got one back. Cloe Robinson’s weighted ball into the box was met by Hulmstom who’s touch and finish gave Rovers a life line.

The away side gambled with some attacking bodies off the bench, one of which was Megan Andrews making her senior debut. As the home keeper was only able to palm out a Rovers attack it was Andrews who was there to follow up and slot the ball into the net and get Rovers back on level terms.

Both sides had late opportunities but the game finished level at 4-4.

Manager Marc Joyce said: “We’ll have some positives and negatives to take from it but it was a really good game and I thought both sides were a credit to their clubs.

"Our intentions were of course to win it but all things considered it was a fair result today and a good point away from home."

Double goalscorer, Olivia Hulmston, said: "The girls were great throughout, I thought we deserved to win after we fought hard to bring it back level.

"It was good to be back within the goals to help the team. Hopefully we can take a lot from our performance and build on it going into the next game."