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Blackburn Rovers defeated former winners Nottingham Forest 3-1 to book their place in the Second Round of the Premier League Cup.
Saffron Jordan netted twice for Rovers along with Lynda Shepherd, Katie Lowder replying.
Long Eaton Utd and Liverpool Marshalls Feds battled out a 1-1 draw after extra time, the match being decided on a penalty shoot which the Feds won 4-3. Precious Hamilton was on target for Long Eaton, while the Feds responded through Roisin Havelin.
There was also a dramatic finish at Denham Utd where the home side won 3-2 against Brislington. Denham took an early two-goal lead which was cancelled out by a brace from Polly Wardle, before Aimee Durn settled matters in Denham's favour with a last minute winner.
Gillingham swept into the next round by running out 8-2 winners over Norwich City. Jade Keogh netted a brace along with Amy Taylor, Emma Tune, April Bowers, Emily Symonds, Fliss Gibbons and Beth Nugent (see match report).
The Premier League Plate First Round tie between West Ham Utd and Swindon Town went all the way to penalties after the sides battled out a 2-2 draw. Charlotte Gurr and Chloe Burr scored for the Hammers, Georgia Walters netting twice in reply, but it was goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan who turned out to be West Ham's heroine as she saved three spot kicks, leaving Sasha Kelly to slot home the winner.
Emily Heckler hit a hat-trick, with Kate Mallin (2) and Isabel Thomas adding the others, as Huddersfield Town ran out 6-2 winners away to Sporting Khalsa in the other tie.
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