Mollie Green struck twice to help Everton Ladies return to winning ways as they beat Yeovil Town Ladies 3-1 at Marine.
After Dan Turner had opened the scoring with a brilliant curling strike, the Glovers hit back minutes after the break through Libby Piggott.
But Green lashed a venomous drive past former Blue Girls keeper Megan Walsh to restore the lead, then converted from the spot after Chloe Kelly was fouled.
Everton started brightly but found Yeovil’s offside trap difficult to navigate in the early going.
When they did, the Blue Girls drew saves out of former Toffee goalkeeper Walsh, with the Town skipper denying Green and Courtney Sweetman-Kirk.
At the other end, Ella Pusey shot off target then saw a lunging Gabby George take the sting out of another well-struck effort.
But the hosts were controlling proceedings and duly went ahead on 35 minutes. Turner was fed in behind the Yeovil defence, checked onto her left foot and bent a lovely effort around Walsh and inside the post.
Siri Worm then went close to extending the lead but guided a free-kick too close to Walsh.
In the final minute of the half, Jodie Brett was sent tumbling in the area, and Everton were awarded a penalty. But Walsh was at full stretch to deny Sweetman-Kirk’s spot-kick.
The hosts were made to rue that miss – just three minutes into the second half, Pusey drew a save out of Levell and Piggott was in the right place to turn the loose ball home.
Yeovil almost took the lead minutes later as a shellshocked Everton saw first Georgia Evans volley wide then Piggott clip the bar with a fine effort.
However, the hosts rallied and Walsh was at her best to deny Sweetman-Kirk again, before the Yeovil custodian also denied Turner.
But there was little she could do on 61 minutes as Sweetman-Kirk cut the ball back to Green and she lashed a fierce shot into the far side of the net to restore Everton’s advantage.
And the victory was secured on 73 minutes. Substitute Chloe Kelly was sent tumbling in the box for the Toffees’ second penalty and up stepped Green to drill low into the bottom corner.
On came Regional Talent Centre graduate Elise Hughes - soon followed by fellow youngster Emma Doyle - for a lively cameo late on but by that time the points were Everton’s.
Next up, a third straight game at the Marine Travel Arena, as Birmingham City Ladies visit Crosby.