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Everton advanced to the quarter finals of the F.A.Women's Cup and brought Oxford Utd's excellent Cup run to an end by putting seven goals past them at the Kassam Stadium in their Fifth Round tie.
The South West Combination side had knocked out Charlton Athletic and Newcastle Utd in previous rounds but found the FA WSL outfit a step too far in front of an attendance of 918 and the Toffees will now be away to Bristol Academy on Sunday 14th April.
Oxford did start the game brightly with Lauren Allison heading over from a Katie Stanley cross but it was Everton who took the lead in the tenth minute when Oxford goalkeeper Hannah Cox clawed away a Michelle Hinnigan corner from under her bar and Brooke Chaplen pounced to drill the loose ball home.
Within the next seven minutes, Everton effectively put the tie out of Oxford's reach. First, England striker Toni Duggan broke through on goal to slot home the second and then a great run down the right by Nikita Parris ending with her cutting the ball back for Hinnigan to finish clinically.
Chaplen and Duggan both went close to their second goals and Parris hit the post as Andy Spence's side sought out further goals. Oxford fought hard to hold on under the pressure but buckled on the stroke of half time when Duggan latched on to a loose back pass and rounded a helpless Cox to put her side four goals ahead going into the interval.
In the second half, Oxford kept their opponents at bay until the midway point when Hinnigan fired home after Cox had initially saved Parris' effort. Duggan then extended Everton's lead to six when she slotted in her hat-trick goal.
Everton rounded off the scoring ten minutes from time as Parris raced clear of the back four before giving Cox no chance with a well taken finish.
The result should be put into perspective given the gulf in status between the two clubs at present but Oxford did not give up and can take an enormous amount of credit for their Cup run which has lit up the competition at times. Richard Blackmore's side can now concentrate on an even more important task, to try and win the South West Combination title - for which they are locked in a battle with Keynsham Town.
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