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The first matches played under the newly titled Vitality Women's FA Cup were played on Sunday, with the Preliminary Round ties taking place.
Penrith AFC were 2-1 winners away to CLS Amazons and have been rewarded with a home tie against South Shields, who defeated Gateshead Rutherford Ladies 3-1 with goals from Abby Towers, Eve Gattens and Lois Greenslade. FC United of Manchester meanwhile scored nine times without reply past Ashton Town and they will be at home again in the First Round Qualifying, to Wakefield Trinity. Emily Heckler (2), Charlotte Blythe, Chelsea Pilmer and Rachel Stuart were the scores as Wakefield won 5-0 against Hepworth Utd.
Fleetwood Town Wrens followed up their fine win over Tranmere Rovers in the previous round by recording the biggest winning margin on the day, 14-0 against Rylands. They will now be up against fellow Lancashire side AFC Darwen who won a high scoring affair 6-4 over Sir Tom Finney. Brighouse Town meanwhile beat Appleby Frodingham 6-1 and will face the winners of the tie between Blyth Town and Guisborough Town.
Farsley Celtic Juniors got the better of Harrogate Town on a penalty shootout after the teams had battled out a 2-2 draw and this has earned them a meeting with Warrington Wolves, who ran out 8-0 winners at SK Vipers. Abby Watkinson scored Millmoor's consolation goal in their 2-1 defeat at Hull Utd, who now host Sunderland West End after they scored seven times without reply past Carlisle Utd.
Morecambe ended the hopes of Salford City Lionesses with a 3-0 victory, they will be up against Workington Reds who edged out Durham Utd by the odd goal in seven. Blackburn Community SC returned from Curzon Ashton with a 5-2 win under their belts and they now host Alnwick Town who scored seven times without reply at Washington Association. Michelle Stewart, Catherine Johnston and Chloe Young all scored twice and Emily Henderson was also on target.
Wallsend BC progressed smoothly with a nine-goal victory at Hartlepools Pools Youth and their next opponents will be York City who beat Rotherham Utd 4-0. Spennymoor Town, 1-0 victors away to Lumley Ladies, have been rewarded with a home tie against Wythenshawe Amateurs who had a good win themselves, 2-1 at Mossley Hill.
Jessica Round (2), Tyler Sharp (2), Ebony Housam and Kenzie Parkes accounted for the goals as Redcar Town defeated Bishop Auckland 6-1, to land themselves a meeting with Ossett Utd who ran out 4-1 winners away to Bradford Park Avenue thanks to Charlotte Adams, Jordane Allison, Aleathia Smith and Emily Starkie. Ripon City progressed on penalties after their tie with Thackley finished in a 3-3 draw, they will be at home to Merseyrail Ladies who beat Cheadle Town Stingers 7-3.
Jess Morrison's late winner from a narrow angle on the right edge of the area gave Sheffield Wednesday the win which much of their play deserved, but only after visitors Harworth Colliery gave their hosts a plenty to think about in the last quarter after they had recovered from two down to level matters with a brace of goals midway through the second half. Wednesday had much the better of the first half and arguably should have scored more than just the single goal, by Emily Higgins. Morrison had at least two chances to get her name on the score sheet before the interval. When she made it 2-0 around the hour mark, it seems that Wednesday were home and dry. However, almost as if they had nothing to lose, Harworth stepped up a gear and goals in quick succession from Georgia Walker-Ellis and Dani Thompson brought the scores level and inspired Harworth to press strongly for a third. While Wednesday had bossed much of the game's first hour, the last quarter saw Harworth enjoy the ascendancy and coming close to overturning the two goal deficit they had wiped. However, in the end it was Wednesday who prevailed with Morrison netting to book a home tie against Northwich Vixens, who conjured up an impressive result when winning 5-0 at Altrincham.
After recording their first ever win in the competition in the Extra Preliminary Round, Dronfield Town will go to Tamworth in the next round hoping to record a hat-trick of victories following their 2-1 success away to Cleethorpes Town. Lucy Paley gave Dronfield an interval advantage and after the hosts had levelled the tie was heading for a penalty shoot out when Miriam Hawley netted a last gasp winner for Dronfield. Tamworth meanwhile came through a tough tie against Solihull Ladies Utd with a narrow 3-2 victory.
Sutton Coldfield Town were 4-1 winners away to Lye Town but will be at home in the next round to Lincoln Utd, they beat Nottingham Trent University 2-1. A 2-1 success at Westfields means that Worcester City now host Droitwich Spa, 3-0 victors at Stockingford AA Pavilion.
Lincoln Moorlands Railway were another team to make it through via penalties, this time at the expense of St Josephs Rockware of Worksop, they will next be up against Beaumont Park who defeated Grimsby Borough 2-1. Woodlands Ladies were unable to repeat their recent Cup heroics after they were beaten 2-0 by Oadby & Wigston, who progress to take on Rise Park.
Crusaders came through a tricky game away to Kidderminster Harriers with a narrow 1-0 win and they have been rewarded with a home tie in the next round against Cookley Sports, 2-1 victors over Sedgley & Gornal Utd. Leicester City Ladies eased past Oakham Utd with a 7-1 victory to set themselves up with a tie against Grimsby Town who beat Ollerton Town 5-1.
Crewe Alexandra were the second team to score fourteen times on the day, to visitors Accrington Stanley's solitary strike, to earn a tie with Coventry Sphinx who also moved smoothly through with a seven-goal victory at Hereford Pegasus. Knowle came away from AFC Telford Utd with a 3-2 success and now face a tough tie with Stoubridge, 8-1 winners over Wyrley Ladies.
Another tie which went to penalties saw Redditch Utd edge out Shifnal Town, following a 3-3 draw, this earns Redditch a home tie with Sherwood FC Women, who won 3-0 at Belper Town.
Netherton Utd scored ten times without reply past Desborough and next up will be Leigh Ramblers, who won 2-1 at Chelmsford City. Northampton Town claimed a notable 3-1 win away to Bedford Ladies and now host St Ives Town, 4-2 victors at Histon thanks to Elisabeth Manuel (2), Hannah Seymour-Shove and Georgia Stancombe.
Natalie Strange hit a hat-trick, along with Ammarah Ali and Juliet Thomas, as Bowers & Pitsea defeated Garston 5-0 and they will face Harlow Town whose progress was much closer, edging out Colney Heath by the odd goal in seven.
The tie between Peterborough Utd and Royston Town turned to be as close as expected, going all the way to penalties where Royston emerged as winners. Gemma Croucher, Samantha Edgar, Yasmin Pratt and Emma Slater scored the goals for Royston as the game finished 4-4. Royston now play Brett Vale who also required a shootout in their win against Waveney Ladies, the teams having fought out a 2-2 draw. Peterborough Northern Star enjoyed a much smoother passage into the next round, beating March Town Utd 13-1. Their reward is a home tie against Southend Utd who were yet another team to get through on penalties, following a 1-1 draw with Houghton Athletic.
Jess McKay was on target four times, Nicola Henman and Leyah Maddix added two apiece and Adrienne Milton rounded off the scoring for Luton Town as they won 9-1 away to Rayleigh Town. Luton will be at home to Wroxham for whom Grace Birchall scored a hat-trick in their 7-3 triumph at King's Lynn Town. Rebecca Russell weighed in with a brace, Lauren Bullard added another and an own goal completed the tally. AFC Sudbury pipped Needham Market on penalties following a 1-1 draw and they will be up against Newmarket Town, who beat Bungay Town 5-0 with goals from Annabel Cuthbert (2), Katie Webb (2) and Jess Linger.
Dartford netted eight times without reply past Ramsgate courtesy of an Emily Read brace, Georgie Davis, Alicia Gibbs, Rachel Stevens, Emily Vaughan, Joanne Woodgates and Shauni Griffiths. The Darts will now be at home to Winchester City Flyers, 5-0 winners at New Milton Town thanks to a Hannah Knapton hat-trick, Katie Johns and Shayne Prasad. Georgia Luckhurst-McCord, Nicole Brown, Kelly Rideout, Jennifer Thraves, Amy Woollard and Emma Hutton all netted a goal apiece as Ascot Utd defeated Swindon Supermarine 6-0 (see match report). Ascot now host Denham Utd, the winners from a closely fought tie with Queen's Park Rangers, going through on penalties after Rachel Keightley and Kayleigh Currican scored their goals in a 2-2 draw.
Kim Whitcombe had a good day in front of goal for Moneyfields, scoring four times in their 8-0 success away to Shanklin. Kayleigh Tonks, Ciara Boylan, Katie Shorter and Sokhara Goodall were also on target for the Moneys who will play the winners of the postponed tie between United Services Portsmouth and AFC Bournemouth.
Lancing ousted AFC Acorns on a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw and now take on Dulwich Hamlet who came through a tricky tie away to Hackney with a 6-2 victory in which Saskia Philp bagged a hat-trick along with Sophie Manzi (2) and Lucy Monkman. Watford Development won 2-1 away to Wodson Park to book themselves a home tie with Ashford Ladies, for whom Jenny Newman and Rebecca Wyatt each hit doubles in their 4-1 success at Islington Borough.
Georgia Tibble (2) and Kellie Larkin were the scorers for Eastbourne Town in their 3-0 success at Chichester City, they now face Tilehurst Panthers who defeated Slough Town 7-1. Badshot Lea were 2-1 winners at Seaford Town and will be up against Saltdean Utd, they came through a difficult tie away to Walton Casuals with a 5-3 victory, Charlotte Young and Niamh Andersson each scoring twice along with Chloe Winchester.
Comets defeated Herne Bay on penalties following a 1-1 draw, to set up a meeting with Wycombe Wanderers for whom Charlotte Bagshaw and Lindsay Pinker were on target in their 2-1 victory over Eversley & California.
Worthing continued their promising start with an 8-1 success at Steyning Town Community. Gemma Worsfold netted twice for Worthing, whose other goals came from Hannah Hewlett, Samantha-Jade Mee, Tammy Waine, Caroline Hodgson, Sara Tubby and Alice Walford. They now host Sutton Utd who got past Bexhill Utd on a penalty shootout after their tie ended goalless. Abingdon Utd meanwhile beat Newbury Ladies 6-0 to set up an intriguing tie with Woking Ladies. Molly Lygo-Jackson led the scoring with a hat-trick, whilst Lauren May, Nell Boxall and Abbie Blackmore were also on target.
Tara Copeland and Alexandra Joannides were the markswomen for Regents Park Rangers as they defeated Phoenix Sports 2-1 to set up a tie with New London Lionesses who were 8-0 winners from their meeting with Millwall Lionesses. Kiz Fergus and Samantha Lanza Gabian each scored hat-tricks, with Anna Koscielska and Elizabeth Ashcroft adding the others. Dorking Wanderers won 2-0 away to Eastbourne Utd and their next opponents shall be Ashford Town (Middx), for whom the prolific Ashley Cheatley hit a hat-trick in their 6-1 victory at Brentford. Lavana Neufville, Vicky James and Laura Huse added the other goals for Ashford.
Fulham were 2-1 winners at Haringey Borough thanks to Gemma Taylor and Megalle Mendes. Their next opponents will be Woodley Utd who defeated Milton Utd 5-3 with goals from Madelyn Sawyer (2), Rosie Page-Smith (2) and Freya Jenkins.
Gabi Alphous and Kaitlyn Bentley were the scorers for Callington Town as they narrowly beat Bideford 2-1 to set up an intriguing tie in the next round with Ilminster Town. Libby Bell, Rosanna Rocha, Jess Lumber and Jen Atherton were all on target as Bristol Rovers won 4-2 away to Chipping Sodbury Town, they now host AEK Boco who came through a thrilling tie 4-3 with Paulton Rovers with doubles from Sasha Ferris and Lucy Atkinson.
Nicola Caunce, Niamh Farrell, Abigail Scandrett and Scarlett Williams were the scorers for Torquay Utd in their 4-0 victory over RNAS Culdrose, which sees them set up a tie with Portishead Town who moved a stage closer towards repeating last year's Cup heroics by winning 3-2 at Weston-super-Mare, courtesy of a Shannon Holloway double and Keiana Jones.
Sherborne Town booked their place with a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth Sports with Olivia Watts scoring a hat-trick. They now face an intriguing clash with Oldland Abbotonians who defeated Almondsbury 2-0, Beth Dale heading the O's in front early in the second half and Annie Hawkins-Hoare added the other goal.
Another closely fought tie saw Middlezoy Rovers get past Somerset rivals Bishop's Lydeard with a 4-3 victory. Ellie Roberts scored twice for Zoy along with Devon Rich and Georgia Coles, to set themselves up with a home tie against AFC Stoneham who won 5-2 at Alton Ladies. Isabel Scott (2), Beth Everson, Olivia Ramsey, Jana Richards and Nicola Symons were the markswomen for Marine Academy Plymouth as they won 6-1 at AFC St Austell and they will face more Cornish opposition in the next round in the shape of Helston Athletic who won a pulsating tie 5-4 against Saltash Utd.
Photo - Beth Dale heads Oldland Abbotonians in front against Almondsbury.
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