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Brislington's blossoming young side are through to the First Round of the F.A.Women's Cup at the first attempt after they won 3-1 away to Shanklin.
Abbie Southway gave Brislington the lead just before half time with Sophie Whelan adding a second on the hour, before Emily Plummer sealed victory late on.
The Somerset County League team will be away once again in the next round, to Exeter City who ran out 9-3 winners over Forest of Dean. Lola Sanchez, Natalie Shenton, Tash Knapman and Carla Staddon all netted twice for Steve Tully's side, with Kirsty Caunter completing the tally.
Parkwood Rangers recorded an excellent 4-1 victory away to Crystal Palace. All of Parkwood's goals came in the first half, scored by Corrie Goodhew, Emily Vaughan, Krissy Howlett and Millie Main. The South East League will be at home to Colne Valley who knocked out their third successive Southern Region League side, winning 3-2 at Maidenhead Utd. Megan Hicks scored direct from a corner, then Charmaine Benham powered a header home from a Debbie Watson corner and Lucy Uttley netted the winner from close range. This tie guarantees that at least one County League team will be in the Second Round draw.
Westfield were another team to record a fine result when knocking out Combination opponents Ebbsfleet Utd 3-2, Hannah Searle scoring twice and Hannah Pearson the other. The London & South East League side have been paired with a team from the division below, MSA Ladies, 2-1 extra time winners against AFC Trinity thanks to a brace from Rowena Quire.
Chorley ran out 4-1 winners over Rotherham Utd thanks to a Vicky Coope brace, Scarlett Smith and Carmen Troiano. The Northern Combination high fliers will now be at home to Morecambe who won 6-2 away to Penrith AFC. Megan Doherty scored five times for Morecambe whose other goal came from Laura Ivinson.
Leeds City Vixens came through an awkward tie at Abbeytown with a 4-0 victory, thanks to Abi Housecroft who had a great day, netting all four goals. They have been rewarded with an all-Yorkshire First Round clash against Huddersfield Town who also won 4-0 against Cheadle Heath Nomads. Emily Heckler netted twice for Town with Laura Windle and Sofie Armitage adding the others.
Bradford City ended the hopes of Rothwell Ladies by beating them 4-0, Charlotte Stuart scoring twice along with Dominique Hoad and Paige Crosby. They have been paired with Stockport County who notched up an excellent 7-1 win away to North East League title challengers Chester-le-Street Town. Nikki Daniels bagged a hat-trick for County and there were doubles from Cheryl Burns and Bet Langford.
Middlesbrough came through a well contested tie with a 6-4 victory over Curzon Ashton. Becky Langley and Jas McNaught each scored twice, with Jenny Dixon and Emily Scott adding the others for 'Boro who are now at home to Peterlee St Francis.
Durham Wildcats are threatening to embark on another good Cup run again this year and swept into the First Round by scoring ten without reply past Wakefield. Sam Striano and Annabelle Gibney spearheaded the win with hat-tricks and there was one apiece from Ellen Fahey, Meghan Cunningham, Marisha Schumacher-Hodge and Gemma Nortcliffe. The win sets up an intriguing tie against North West League leaders Blackpool who won 2-0 away to Steel City Wanderers with goals from Lauren Oatley and Dannii Cross.
Sheffield Utd Community were given a hard battle by Jarrow Ladies before finally breaking the Durham County League side's resistance thanks to a late goal from Laura Naylor. United must now play host to Mossley Hill who kept up their own good Cup credentials in recent seasons by beating Northern Combination leaders South Durham & Cestria 2-1, Sophie Perry and Kim Cahill scoring their goals.
Liverpool Feds were another Combination side to negotiate a tricky tie when winning 2-1 at Barnsley, goals coming from Claire Owen and Lindsay Schofield. The Feds face another tough challenge against Regional League opposition in the next round as they will be playing Crewe Alexandra who defeated Tranmere Rovers 3-1. Leanne Derry scored twice from the penalty spot and Megan Booth was also on target.
Jodie White (2), Laura Mills, Aimee Perry and Row Davies were all on the scoresheet as Loughborough Foxes ran out 5-0 winners against Daventry Town. The Foxes are now at home to Leicester City who fought off a tough challenge from FC Reedswood before emerging as victors by the odd goal in seven. Tori Allen, Kayleigh Hillier, Erica Kilby and Shannon Edwards were all on target for Leicester.
Lucy Ridgway and Laura Garside each netted twice as Stoke City returned from Ellistown with a 4-0 victory under their belts. This sets up what is likely to be the tie of the round against Leafield Athletic, who were given a hard time themselves in their 5-4 win against Birmingham & West Midlands Police. Hayley Phillipowsky hit a double for Leafield along with Leigh Dugmore, Kate Fellows and Sade Alaka.
Milton Keynes Dons were 3-0 victors away to Leamington Lions. Heather McDonnell gave them a first half lead and they added further goals through Leah Cudone and Kay Henton. The Dons face fellow South East Combination opposition in the next round as they host Luton Town who pulled off a fine 4-2 success at Norwich City thanks to Rachel Kosky (2), Lauren Goodier and Teighlor Pengelly.
Rise Park notched up a narrow 2-1 victory over Coventry Sphinx, Jemma Douglas scoring both their goals with Jo Ryan replying. The East Midlands League side have been handed a tough reward in the next round against Copsewood Coventry, 3-0 winners away to Loughborough Students. Amanda Whalley lobbed Copsewood in front in the first half before they sealed victory after the break with further goals from Abiyola Riley and Nicola Foskett.
Ash Evans and Sarah Green netted the goals as Radcliffe Olympic defeated TNS Ladies 2-0. Radcliffe will now be at home to Lutterworth Athletic who maintained their fine Cup run by beating East Midlands League leaders Mansfield Town 4-1. Oly Stevens and Caz Toone ensured that Lutterworth led 2-1 at the break and they went on to seal an excellent victory after the break with further strikes from Stevens and Neely Simons.
Arlesey Town saw off the challenge of Peterborough Northern Star with a 2-0 victory, given to them by Emily Whiting and Sarah Tayler (see match report). They now a tricky First Round tie with Eastern Region League table toppers C & K Basildon who won a thrilling tie 4-3 against Peterborough Sports after extra time, Lucy Wyatt and Laura Bryant each scoring twice.
AFC Sudbury put an end to West Billericay's Cup run by defeating them 5-1. Jodie Sharp (2), Chloe Mills, Emma Squirrell and Kayleigh Steed scored the goals for Sudbury whose next opponents will be London Corinthians, 7-1 winners against Panthers. Grace Gibbs netted four times, including a fantastic individual goal, and she was joined on the scoresheet by Emily Hart, Jamie Dixson-Hawkey and Katherine Long.
Brentwood Town are through to the First Round for the first time after they won 4-2 away to Billericay Town. Brentwood must wait and see who their next opponents will be as they will travel to either Cambridge Women or Kikk Utd. Nikita Whinnett spearheaded the win for Brentwood by bagging a hat-trick and Cristina Fragnito added the other goal.
Enfield Town were 4-0 winners away to Barking. After a blank first half, Sara Sinclair (2), Bilge Taspinar and Regan Coleman scored the goals for Enfield to set up a potentially entertaining clash with Chesham Utd who notched up the biggest win of the day, scoring fifteen without reply against Roade Ladies. Gemma Fraser bagged a five-goal haul while Dawne Campbell and Anneka Nuttell each weighed in with hat-tricks. Caz Moran added a brace with Leah Asante and Kate Bowers completing the tally.
Ipswich Town scored seven without reply at Oxford City, Michelle Allum scoring twice along with Danielle Bitten, Amanda Everett and Rosi Webb while there were two own goals. Ipswich will now be at home to AFC Wimbledon who were 1-0 victors over Aldershot Town. Captain Louise Cooper netted the only goal of the game from the penalty spot on the hour but the Dons were also grateful to goalkeeper Damaris Ott who had an outstanding game.
Forest Green Rovers ended the hopes of Downend Flyers by beating them 7-3. Charlotte King, Sammy Hallsworth and Annie Martin each netted twice with Kirsty Richardson also on the scoresheet. They booked themselves an all-South West Combination tie against Plymouth Argyle, 4-2 winners against Keynsham Town Development thanks to Laura Perrett, Steph Beck, Katie Middleton and Emily Mousley.
Southampton Saints were another tie to have been handed an awkward away tie at Eastbourne Town but they came through with a 2-1 victory, Midge Browning grabbing a late winner. Larkhall Athletic meanwhile defeated Bristol Ladies Union 2-0, Sophie Hamer and Kelly Cripps scoring the goals to set up a repeat of their Second Round tie with Southampton two years ago, which the Saints won on that occasion.
Five second half goals took South West Combination leaders Keynsham Town to a 5-0 victory away to Gloucester City, Fabiana Rodrigues hitting a hat-trick and Polly Wardle the other two. Keynsham, who reached the last sixteen last season, must now host University of Portsmouth, 3-1 winners at Maidstone Town. Sophie Kingsley-Smith was on target twice for the students along with Louisa Cambridge.
Chichester City's excellent season continues to gather pace but they were pushed all the way by Denham Utd in their 1-0 victory, Hollie Wride scoring the only goal of the game. The Sussex side will now host Swindon Town who had a more comfortable passage with a 9-1 success away to Poole Town. Abby Picton had a great day in front of goal for Swindon, netting seven times, with Laura Morgan adding the other two.
Oxford Utd are another side who are aiming to repeat their successes in the Cup last season and they did their cause no harm by running out 5-0 winners over Battersea Ironsides. Lauren Allison netted twice for the U's with one apiece from Natasha Caswell, Holly Pickett and Dan Anderson.
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