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Former finalists Huddersfield Town made it through to the last sixteen but only via a penalty shootout after sharing a thrilling 4-4 draw with Guiseley Vixens.
Debbie Hastings' early strike for Huddersfield was cancelled out by Alarna Fuller but Hastings netted a second leading up to half time. Emily Heckler then increased Huddersfield's lead but Guiseley produced a stirring fightback and goals from Abbie McIver and Natalie Brace took the game to extra time. Heckler scored her second five minutes into the extra period, before an own goal levelled things again and ensured the match went into a shootout where Huddersfield came out as 5-4 winners.
Mossley Hill were able to celebrate their first victory of the season, 3-2 against Loughborough Students. Megan Brodie netted a brace and Nikki James the other for Mossley, with Georgie Dassow and Holly Gibson replying.
Luton Town's long, long journey to Plymouth Argyle turned out to be a victorious one as they defeated the Devon side 4-2. 16-year-old substitute Jodie Bellinger had a great day for Luton as she scored a sixteen minute hat-trick during the second half and Nicola Henman added the other goal, while Tori Marks and Kayleigh Brown were on target for Argyle.
Bradford City ran out 6-0 winners away to Crewe Alexandra. Shauna Legge opened the scoring for Bradford midway through the first half with Charlotte Stuart, Lucy Sowerby and Laura Elford adding further goals before half time. In the second half, Hannah Campbell increased her side's lead and Elford completed the win with her second.
Leicester City Women progressed at the expense of lower division opponents, beating Rotherham Utd 6-1. Kayleigh Hillier (2), Chan Robinson, Eva Rogers, Sophie Domingo and Rebecca Carnelly all scored for Leicester, Rotherham's reply coming from Bradie Wild.
Meanwhile Leicester City Ladies were also winners, edging out Steel City Wanderers 2-1, thanks to goals from Caroline Maslen and Jessica Richards.
Liverpool Marshalls Feds made the trip to Leeds Ladies and returned with a 4-1 victory under their belts. Carla Lee gave the Feds a first minute lead which was cancelled out on the half hour by Veatriki Sarri but during the second half, strikes from Roisin Havelin, Rosie Kinvig and Lynsey Longhurst saw Liverpool Feds home.
Another Merseyside team to go through were Tranmere Rovers with a 2-0 success at Solihull Ladies. A goal in each half from Georgia Wood proved to be enough to earn Tranmere a fine win.
St Nicholas and Shanklin met for the third time this season and second week in succession, with St Nicholas avenging their defeat in the SSE Women's FA Cup by running out 7-2 winners. Jodie Arkell led the scoring with a hat-trick and Connie Short was on target twice, with Tammi Bennett and Sophie Morgan adding the others for the home side, Shanklin's replies coming from Naomi Cooper and Katy Rawlinson.
Photo - Shanklin's Tiffany Moul tries to close down Jodie Arkell of St Nicholas.
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