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Accrington Girls & Ladies stormed into the Fourth Round Qualifying of the SSE Women's FA Cup with an impressive 3-0 victory over Premier League side Tranmere Rovers.
Accrington face a long trip in the next round as they must play away to Hartlepool Utd, who were 7-1 winners over Ossett Albion. Justine Robinson and Casey Crossman each netted twice for Hartlepool along with Jenni Duffy-Smith, Jade Pye and Rebecca Smith.
Sheffield Wednesday also caused an upset as they won 4-1 against Steel City Wanderers in their local derby. Anna Cairns, Kathryn Mudge, Emma Otley and Ellis Ridge were all on target for the North East League side as they eliminated their local rivals who play two levels higher. Wednesday also go to the North East for their next tie to play Wallsend Boys Club, 3-2 victors against Wigan Athletic thanks to a Claire Bridgett brace and Elizabeth Campbell.
Sheffield Utd were another Regional League club to eliminate Premier League opposition, beating Chester-le-Street Town 1-0. The Blades will be at home to Merseyrail Bootle who had a good win themselves, 4-2 away to Farsley Celtic thanks to a Sophie Perry hat-trick and Jade Collins.
Katie Maya scored twice and Elise Skelding the other to earn Leek Town a 3-1 victory over Loughborough Students. The West Midlands League side received a home tie in the draw and will take on Leicester City Women Development, 6-2 winners away to Bedworth Utd.
Hemel Hempstead Town are enjoying a fine Cup run and once again they eliminated Regional League opposition when beating Herne Bay 2-0 with goals from Lorna Gover and Kerry Stratton. Hemel are now at home to AFC Dunstable, 4-1 winners over Meridian thanks to an Amber Pearson double, Charlotte South and Stephanie Chandler.
Gornal Ladies also claimed a victory against a higher league side, the Birmingham County League outfit winning 2-1 away to Stourbridge, Sarah Hamill-Moss and Kirsty Dixon netting their goals. They have been rewarded with a draw against a Premier League side, albeit an away one to Radcliffe Olympic, who triumphed 6-1 at Wyrley Ladies through an Ashleigh Evans brace, Lucy Webster, Honor Cantrell, Brogan Jones and Catherine Jackson.
Penrith AFC continued their good run in the cup by beating Boldon Ladies 4-2. Nat Broad scored twice, with one apiece from Charlotte Smith and Heather Fawkes, to earn their side a home tie with Norton & Stockton Ancients who were 2-1 winners over FC United of Manchester thanks to Anna Mawston and Sian Williams.
Emily Scott and Sarah Danby each scored twice, with Olivia Thackray, Keegan Lambert and Chantelle O'Hara also on target as Guiseley Vixens defeated Rotherham Utd 7-2. The Northern Division One leaders are now at home to Nettleham, 4-3 winners at Market Warsop.
Liverpool Marshalls Feds won their local derby tie 4-0 against Mossley Hill, Rosie Kinvig netting twice along with Amy Seagraves and Carla Lee. Next up for the Feds will be Warrington Wolverines, for whom Sam Hassall (2), Nicola Chatterley (2), Wendy Booth and Emma Ayrton all scored in their 6-1 victory over Lincoln Moorlands Railway.
Tynedale made sure that the long trip to Workington Reds was a successful one, running out 5-1 winners. They now play Premier League opponents in the form of Crewe Alexandra, who reached this stage by winning a penalty shootout against Morecambe after the teams had shared a 3-3 draw. Amanda Fallon netted twice and Amanda McGuire the other for Crewe during open play.
Brighouse Town came through a tricky away tie against Stockport County with a 2-1 victory, given to them by goals either side of half time from Jodie Redgrave and Charlotte Proud. Brighouse will be at home to fellow Northern Division One side Blackpool Wren Rovers, who defeated Chorley on penalties following a 2-2 draw, Nikki Berko netting both goals for Wren Rovers.
Hull City were given a hard game by South Shields before eventually emerging as 4-2 winners after extra time. Rebecca Beech, Misty Russell, Jo Symington and an own goal finally saw Hull through and they face one of the big ties of the next round against Leeds Ladies. Jasmine Saxton (2), Matina Petrova, Caroline Omboyi, Harriet Jakeman and Arianne Parnham scored the goals as Leeds defeated South Park Rangers 6-1.
The clash between the top two in Midlands Division One narrowly went the way of Wolverhampton Wanderers, who won 3-2 against Loughborough Foxes. Jen Anslow, Vicky Brackenbury and Anna Perks netted the goals to book Wolves a short trip to Sporting Khalsa who netted seven times without reply past Coundon Court. Lyndsey Glover was on target twice along with Kyrie Ball, Toran Kelly, Jodie Lewis, Stacey Parkes and Rosemary Slade.
Solihull Ladies safely negotiated a potentially tricky tie at Oadby & Wigston with a 6-0 victory, courtesy of a goal apiece from Tanya Dickinson, Amie Chivers, Georgia Jones, Victoria Grieve, Rachel Unitt and Samantha White. Solihull face another awkward tie against West Midlands League leaders Burton Albion, who avenged a defeat to Leamington Lions in the league seven days earlier by winning their cup meeting 4-0, Grace Teah netting twice along with Jordan Atkin and Jamie-Leigh Fowler.
TNS Ladies were taken to extra time by Shrewsbury Juniors before eventually running out 6-2 winners. Emily Ridge scored two, before Emma Roden, Taylor Davis, Lia Lewis and Laura Morris all found the net during the extra period. TNS will be up against Birmingham & West Midlands Ladies who edged out Leicester City Ladies by the odd goal in five, courtesy of strikes from Emily Painter, Leah Seivwright and Gemma Horne.
Precious Hamilton was on target five times as Long Eaton Utd ended the hopes of County League side Boldmere St Michaels with an 8-2 victory. Rebecca Lowther, Cara Newton and Leah Kellogg added the other goals for Long Eaton who are now at home to Coventry Development, penalty shootout victors over Arnold Town following a 3-3 draw.
Kate Pasque and Jody Wells both bagged doubles whilst Rebecca Burton and Luka Goodfield were also on target as Acle Utd won 6-3 away to Bungay Town and this sets them up with a home tie against Brentwood Town, 3-0 winners over Houghton Athletic thanks to Leah Cowan (2) and Carla Rose.
Lowestoft Town defeated Enfield Town 2-0 with Hannah Waters netting both goals and they now face an East Anglian derby match with Norwich City, who scored ten times without reply against Riverside LFC. Natasha Snelling and Kate Parson each hit hat-tricks for the Canaries, whose other goals came from Brooke Osborne (2), Chelsea Garrett and an own goal.
Cambridge Utd kept up their good form of form with a 3-0 victory over Wymondham Town, who enjoyed a good Cup run last season. Gemma Croucher scored twice and Rosie Kmita the other for the U's, who now take on fellow South East Division One side Stevenage Ladies, scorers of fifteen goals without reply against Worthing Town. Kettering Town meanwhile eased past Brandon Town and their 6-0 win means they will be up against Peterborough Northern Star, 5-0 victors away to Histon.
The highest scoring win of the day went to Leyton Orient, who totalled sixteen against Ascot Utd. Ella Meadowcroft was on target six times and Sophie Le Marchand weighed in with a further four, while doubles came from Hayley Barton, Lydia Cooper and Belen Ripoli Douton. The O's next opponents will be Cambridge City who came through a much closer affair with Northampton Town, where a Grace Stanley brace and Bronte Rapley earned them a 3-2 victory.
Oxford City made sure their trip to Crawley Wasps was a successful one as they returned with a 2-0 victory under their belts. In an entertaining match, City went close against the home side before Jane Younger scored with a fine strike from the edge of the box in the 26th minute. The Wasps fought back well in the second half, but City substitute April England scored in the 71st minute to wrap up the win and a plum trip to Luton Town, who won 3-2 at AFC Sudbury. However Luton were pushed all the way by the Eastern Region League side, twice coming from behind before eventually snatching victory with goals from Jo Rutherford, Shanice Jiminez and Jess McKay.
Tasha Smith and Emma Delves netted the goals as Chesham Utd advanced with a 2-1 win against London Corinthians. The Clarets' next opponents will be Regents Park Rangers, who claimed a fine 3-2 victory away to Royston Town. Natilia Mann (2) and Fiona Carter were the markswomen to take the Greater London League side through at the expense of higher league opponents.
AFC Wimbledon eased into the next round by winning 6-0 away to Bexhill Utd. Kelly-Jade Whelan hit a hat-trick with Laura Low (2) and Jordanne Hoesli Atkins completing the result for the Dons who face the only team to have beaten them so far this season, Denham Utd. Alissa Down and Rebecca French each scored twice to earn Denham a 4-1 victory over Denham Utd.
Aylesford progressed from a tricky tie away to Cowfold with a 2-1 success, given to them by goals from Laura Brown and Zara Chapman. The London & South East League side have landed a plum home game with Gillingham, who swept past Maidenhead Utd with a 4-0 victory and goals from Fliss Gibbons, Emma Tune, Harriett Chapman and Emily Symond.
Kianni O'Garro and Erin Pope were on the scoresheet for Queen's Park Rangers as they became the third Greater London League side to go into the Fourth Round Qualifying, by winning 2-0 at Fulham FC Foundation. Their next opponents will be from the Premier League, namely Milton Keynes Dons who defeated Actonians Ladies 4-0 thanks to a Hannah Barrett hat-trick and Kara May Howes.
AEK Boco had a memorable Cup run last year as a County League side but it is all over for this season after they were beaten 3-0 by Poole Town. Sam Gubb scored twice and Katie Paul the other as Poole earned themselves the right to have a crack at a Premier League as they will travel to Brislington, who won 4-2 at Torquay Utd, Georgia Vandries netting twice along with Emily Plummer and Zoe Gunter.
Southampton Saints firmly put an end to the hopes of Downend Flyers by defeating them 8-2. Becki Bath had a great day as she scored four times, Krystal Whyte adding a brace along with Catherine Browning and Nicole Matthews, while Amber Coates and Kylie Allen replied for Downend. The former runners-up will be at home again in the next round to Exeter City, who just got past New Milton Town with a 2-1 extra time victory, Kate Finch netting both goals.
Larkhall Athletic were in clinical form in front of goal as they ran out 9-1 winners over Cheltenham Town. Lizzie Barratt led the scoring with a four-goal haul, Kate German hit a hat-trick and the tally was completed by Michelle Munro and an own goal, with Leanne Godwin replying. The Larks are at home again to Newbury Ladies, for whom Caroline Harkness and Ellie Reed found the net in their 2-1 success against Hertford Town (see match report).
Plymouth Argyle won 4-0 away to Ilminster Town, all of the goals coming in the first half through Dani Barr, Darcey Hepworth, Natasha Knapman and an own goal. Argyle will be at home in the next round to Basingstoke Town, 2-1 victors at Billericay Town with Lauren Butler and Josette Pearmine on the scoresheet.
Katy Rawlinson, Danielle Merryfield and Gemma Woodford netted the goals as Shanklin narrowly won 3-2 against St Nicholas, who replied through Kirsten Prior and Sophie Sweet. The Isle of Wight side will be at home again in the next round to Southampton Women, who defeated Fleet Town 5-1 with strikes from Natasha Angel, Jane Yeates, Emma Pinner, Shereen Cordy and Meg Vella.
Keynsham Town were given a scare by Buckland Athletic before eventually coming through as 3-2 winners. Justine Lorton-Radburn netted twice, including a late winner, with Hannah Sims netting the other for Keynsham who now face a tough trip to Chichester City. Cherelle Khassal and Charley Wilson-Blakely each scored twice for Chichester, with one apiece from Jess Lewry, Chloe Dowdell, Becky Barron and Jade Widdows.
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