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The Reserve Section League Cup holders are out of the competition this time around after Arsenal were beaten on a penalty shootout by Bristol Academy. Magda Mosengo gave the Gunners a first half lead which was cancelled out on the hour mark by Ellie Curson. The game went into extra time where Academy struck first, Rachel Hignett putting them in front before Lauren Bruton equalised five minutes from time to send the game to penalties where Academy emerged as 3-2 winners.
Lincoln Ladies also produced a good result to knock out Midlands/North Division One high fliers Blackburn Rovers 2-1. Emily Roberts and Martha Harris netted the goals for the Lady Imps, with Ainsley Strickland replying.
Everton moved a step towards a third successive appearance in the Final as they ran out 6-2 winners over Doncaster Rovers Belles. Sunderland kept up their good form in the league with a 2-0 victory away to Sheffield FC, given to them by Abbey Joice and Nicola Devine.
Manchester City progressed to the quarter finals by scoring seven without reply away to Coventry City. Alice Hey was on target twice along with Charlotte Bennett, Georgia Broughan, Becky Grocott, Coral O'Keefe and Rebecca Foster.
Southern Division One leaders Chelsea strode into the last eight with a 3-1 win against Cardiff City Ladies. Nicole Matthews, Karin Muya and Emma Sherwood netted the goals for the Blues. Rosie Paye, Jenny Newman, Kylie Manktelow and Annabel Prior were all on the scoresheet as Charlton Athletic raced to a 4-1 success away to Tottenham Hotspur.
The quarter final line up is yet to be completed as the remaining tie between Brighton & Hove Albion and Colchester Utd was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.
One match was played in the league on Sunday, in Southern Division Two where Watford leapfrogged Millwall Lionesses into third place by beating them 3-1. Ashleigh Deacon netted twice and Leanne Jones the other for Watford, with Millwall hitting a late consolation goal through Josie Elliott.
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