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Long Eaton Utd caused an upset when they won 2-1 away to Wolverhampton Wanderers after extra time.
Viki Adam gave Long Eaton a first half lead which was quickly cancelled out by Billie Haynes, before Jade Arber scored what proved to be a decisive second with five minutes of extra time played.
Luton Town also won against higher division opponents, edging past Gillingham by the odd goal in seven after extra time. Nicola Henman led the scoring for Luton with a hat-trick and Jess McKay was also on target, with Kylie Manktelow (2) and Danielle Farmer replying for the Gills.
Swindon Town successfully avoided a potential banana skin with a crushing 7-1 victory over Maidenhead Utd. Annie Martin hit a hat-trick with Mia Mugford (2), Emily Arrell and Natalie Goodright adding the others, the visitors' consolation coming from Lucy Casey.
Chorley put their league form behind them to win 3-1 away to Barnsley. Amy Woodruff was on target for the home side but a Laura Walker double and Megan Searson gave the Lancashire side a welcome result.
Leeds Utd also produced a fine result when beating Solihull Moors 3-2. Rachel Stuart netted twice and Shelbey Morris the other for Leeds, with Solihull replying through Tanya Dickinson and Abbie Taylor.
Birmingham & West Midlands Ladies are another team starting to find their best form and they went through with a 3-1 victory over Sporting Khalsa. Charlotte Fisher hit a hat-trick to spearhead their win, whilst Lyndsey Glover netted a consolation for Khalsa.
Milton Keynes Dons meanwhile booked their place in the last sixteen with a 2-0 win against Denham Utd, in which Amelia Hazard and Kerry Newman both scored.
Keynsham Town reached the semi finals of the Plate two seasons ago and have embarked on another run this time, thanks to a 4-0 victory over St Nicholas. Katie Cook and Carly Bryant put Keynsham two ahead at half time, before a late own goal and Cook, with her second, rounded off the scoring.
Southampton Saints ran out 3-0 winners over Larkhall Athletic, goals from Nicole Matthews and Alisha Buckingham putting them two ahead at the break, before Libby O'Dell rounded off the scoring in the second half.
Brislington made the trip to Cheltenham Town and returned with a 4-2 victory under their belts. Jodie Arkell was on target twice along with Chelsea Heal and Kim Maggs, Cheltenham replying through Jen Brown-Wealls and Eleanor Briscoe.
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