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Premier League Cup holders Tottenham Hotspur came through a difficult tie against Gillingham with a 4-2 victory to reach the quarter finals.
Lucia Leon, Wendy Martin, Maya Vio and an own goal saw Spurs home, despite the Gills replying through Fliss Gibbons and Amy Taylor.
Cardiff City Ladies' aspirations of a third Final appearance in four seasons remain very much on after they defeated Chichester City 7-1. Chloe Chivers and Laura Williams each netted twice for the South Wales side along with Kerry Bartlett, Abbie Britton and Cori Williams while Chi's consolation came from Chloe Dowdell.
Former winners Charlton Athletic booked their place in the last eight by beating Portsmouth 4-2. Pompey led at half time through a goal from Samantha Quayle but after the break, Kit Graham hit a hat-trick and Giorgia Dunne added the other to secure the win for the Addicks, Gemma Hillier pulling one back late on for the visitors.
Chester-le-Street Town produced a fine victory to reach the quarter finals of the Premier League Cup for the first time in their history. Laura Hockaday and Rae Taylor scored the goals as the Cestrians won 2-1 against Northern Division side Derby County, who found the net through Melissa Johnson.
Crystal Palace maintained their good Cup run with a narrow 1-0 victory over fellow Southern Division high fliers Coventry Utd. The match was settled with ten minutes remaining when Roschelle Shakes scored the only goal.
The Black Country derby went the way of West Bromwich Albion, but only with a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers after extra time. Wolves gave a debut to goalkeeper Sophie Glenny who made a number of good saves but she was powerless to prevent Leigh Dugmore from scoring the game's only goal from the penalty spot, eight minutes into the extra period, to take improving Albion into the last eight.
Blackburn Rovers are one stage away from reaching the semi finals for the second year in succession after they defeated Loughborough Foxes 5-0. Rovers led at half time through a Natasha Fenton goal but after the break, Ella Toone netted twice with Alex Taylor and Ria Montgomery crowning the win.
Liverpool Marshalls Feds came through the all-Northern Division One tie with an impressive 4-0 success away to Hull City. Carina Mendes, Amy Seagraves and Roisin Havelin ensured that the Feds were three goals up at half time and Natalie Clark rounded off the scoring just before the hour mark.
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