Republic of Ireland forward Leanne Kiernan found the net twice as Liverpool beat Lewes 2-0 in the FA Women's Championship on Sunday.

The Cavan native opened the scoring on 17 minutes before adding the second and final goal of the game five minutes before half-time as a Liverpool side also featuring Ireland team-mate and Reds club captain Niamh Fahey in defence kept pace in the English second tier promotion race.

The victory means Liverpool are second on 16 points after seven games, two points behind early Championship leaders Durham.

Having scored a brace against Coventry United at the start of the month and another against Sheffield United six days later, Kiernan has now plundered five goals in her last three league games in a prolific October.

The 22-year-old also scored another goal during a Continental League Cup draw against Aston Villa on 13 October.

She joined Liverpool in June after being released by her previous club West Ham.

Kiernan, who has scored four times in 22 Ireland caps, was part of Vera Pauw's squad for the 2023 World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Finland, making a substitute appearance against the Swedes at Tallaght Stadium.