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Liverpool Feds led the surprises in the Determining Round of the FAWNL League Cup, as they won 1-0 against Nottingham Forest.
Ellie Fletcher scored the only goal of the game, just after the half hour mark, to send the Feds through to the Cup whilst their Northern Premier Division opponents will compete in the Plate.
AFC Bournemouth were the other team to win against higher division opponents, with a 1-0 success away to Hounslow Women. Helen Corbin gave the Cherries victory with her goal in the eighth minute.
An injury time, extra time winner saw Middlesbrough come through a thrilling a tie against West Bromwich Albion with a 3-2 victory. Armani Maxwell, Rebecca Olley and Eve Marshall were the scorers for 'Boro, whilst Albion's replies came from Leanne Robinson and Jannelle Straker.
Chichester & Selsey produced a fine result, winning 2-0 away to South Coast rivals Portsmouth. Megan Fox fired Chichester in front midway through the first half and a late own goal sealed the result for the Sussex side.
Loughborough Lightning were given a tough game by Doncaster Rovers Belles before emerging as 2-1 winners. Nicola Russell scored a goal in each half to give Loughborough the victory, despite Nadia Khan replying for the Belles.
Southern Premier Division leaders Southampton FC Women were pushed all the way by Cheltenham Town but progressed to the Cup with a 3-2 win. Lucia Kendall, Georgie Freeland and Sophia Pharoah scored the goals for the Saints, whilst Cheltenham responded with strikes from Abby Bevan and Mai Butler.
Sheffield FC meanwhile came through their Yorkshire derby tie with Bradford City with a 1-0 victory. Molly Waite settled matters with the only goal of the game, scored on the hour.
Oxford Utd faced an awkward trip to AFC Wimbledon but managed to negotiate it with a 2-1 win. All of the goals came late on, Riva Casley giving Oxford the lead and Carly Johns sealing the win for the U's in injury time, despite Ashlee Hincks pulling one back for the Dons.
Bridgwater Utd were another team pushed hard by lower division opponents but made it safely through to the Cup, when Sydney Hinchcliffe and Amy Goddard scored the goals to give the Somerset side a 2-1 victory over Maidenhead Utd.
Plymouth Argyle emerged as 2-0 winners from their Devon derby tie away to Exeter City. Gabi Alphous gave Argyle the lead on the quarter hour and they wrapped up the win midway through the second half with a goal from Jemma Rose.
Cardiff City Ladies also managed to negotiate an awkward tie at home to Actonians Ladies, Robyn Pinder and Ellie Sargent scoring the goals to give them a 2-0 win against their in-form opponents.
Zoe Barratt scored the only goal of the game as Ipswich Town managed to keep up their winning start to the season with a 1-0 success against London Bees.
Burnley FC Women enjoyed a successful trip to Hull City, running out 7-2 winners. Evie Priestley was on target twice for the Clarets along with Dominique Cooper, Lucia Molinari, Millie Ravening, Courtney Willis and a Nicola Worthington penalty. Liberty Bott and Emily Smith were both on target for Hull.
Huddersfield Town played host to Division One Midlands table toppers Boldmere St Michaels but avoided a potential banana skin by beating them 7-2. Brooke Marsden and Brittany Sanderson each scored twice for Town along with Ria Montgomery, Kate Mallin and Lucy Sowerby, whilst the Mikes' replies came from Macy Fox and Annie Highway.
Wolverhampton Wanderers kept up their winning form with a 3-1 success against Leeds Utd. Anna Price netted a double and Leonie Joyce added the other, whilst Laura Bartup had the consolation of being the first player to score a goal in competitive play against Wolves this season.
Milton Keynes Dons produced a strong display in winning 7-1 against Keynsham Town. Cherrelle Albert and Jade Bell each scored twice for the Dons along with Laura Bright, Vicky Neal and Rhianne Rush, with Kerry Bartlett replying.
Ellie Gilliatt hit a hat-trick as Derby County powered through with a 7-0 victory over Lincoln City. Bolu Fisher weighed in with a brace for the Ewe Rams and they were joined on the scoresheet by Amy Sims and Precious Hamilton.
Three second half goals carried Brighouse Town to a 4-1 win against Holwell Sports. Annabelle Cass was on target twice along with substitutes Cara Fields and Ellie White, whilst Holwell's consolation came from Chantelle Robinson.
AFC Fylde Women have been in fantastic form since the start of the season, which they continued by scoring nine times without reply past FC United of Manchester. Mel Bartley hit a hat-trick for the Coasters and there were doubles from Sasha Rowe and Jodie Redgrave, whilst Faye McCoy and Olivia Fuller added the others.
Rebecca Knight was another hat-trick scorer, for Stoke City as they defeated Solihull Moors 7-0. Callan Barber added two whilst the tally was completed by Roisin Kivel and an own goal.
Jordan Atkinson was the extra time heroine for Durham Cestria, scoring twice as they won 3-1 against Stockport County. Jessica Mett was Durham's other scorer during normal time.
Katie Barker and Georgia Gibson shared the goals between them, bagging a hat-trick apiece for Newcastle Utd as they ran out 6-0 winners against Leek Town.
Crawley Wasps meanwhile netted eleven times past London Seaward, spearheaded by a hat-trick from Imogen Lancaster. Charlotte Owen and Emma Plewa added two apiece and they were joined on the scoresheet by Naomi Cole, Florence Jackson, Tash Stephens and Iesha Swaby.
Chorley's trip to the north east turned out to be a successful one, winning 6-2 away to Alnwick Town. Elli Cleary and Ellie Mills each scored twice along with Carra Jones and Katie Matthews, whilst the home side's replies came from Sophie Williams and Jade Barrett.
Norton & Stockton Ancients powered to a 10-2 victory against Wem Town, spearheaded by a five-goal haul from Bianca Owens. Lily Patrick weighed in with a hat-trick and the tally was completed by Sophie Tierney and Jordan Moore.
Barnsley meanwhile put their league results behind them to beat Sporting Khalsa 2-0 and progress into the Cup. Sheldon Ashton gave Barnsley a first half lead, with Nat Shaw adding the second on the stroke of half time.
Nichole Havery found the net twice, both times from the penalty spot, and Beth Gardener also got on the scoresheet as Chester-le-Street Town went through with a 3-0 victory over Leafield Athletic.
Burton Albion's trip to Bedworth Utd saw them make it into the Cup with a 5-2 success. Emily Gillott was on target twice for the Brewers along with Bethany Naqwi, Hanaiya Azhar and Emmalee Hornsby, whilst Bedworth responded through Kirsty Farnsworth and Charlotte Taylor.
Tiana Hicks bagged a brace, with Molly Boultbee and Lucie Johnstone accounting for the other goals, as Long Eaton Utd ran out 4-1 winners over Peterborough Utd, whose consolation came from Kier Perkins.
Klesha Darroux led the scoring for Enfield Town, hitting a hat-trick as they beat Queen's Park Rangers 4-1. Katie O'Leary netted Enfield's other goal, with Rangers replying through Emilia Parsons.
Cambridge City hit the biggest score of the round on the day in their victory against Buckland Athletic. Shannon Shaw scored an astonishing ten times and Zynia Delglyn contributed a further four, whilst Amie Fullwood, Charlotte Gillies and Lauren Tomlinson added one apiece.
Joining City in the League Cup will be neighbours Cambridge Utd, who defeated Portishead Town 4-0. Ruth Fox netted two of the goals for the U's, along with further strikes from Abigail Davies and Emma Jenkins.
Kent Football Utd meanwhile claimed a fine 2-1 win away to Division One South West high fliers Chesham Utd. Amy Payani and Keira Madden were the markswomen for Kent, who defended stoutly against the Clarets whose consolation came via a Kate Bowers penalty.
Billericay Town were 5-0 winners away to Harlow Town, Freya Fuller netted twice and she was joined on the scoresheet by Mia Lockett, Ellie Jeffkins and Lucy Jones.
Hashtag Utd also eased into the League Cup by scoring seven times without reply past Stevenage Women. Malika Apindia Gille hit a hat-trick for the Tags and there was one apiece from Amy-Leigh Abrehart, Courtney Clarke, Kelly Wealthall and Sasha Adamson.
Three first half goals took Southampton Women to a 3-1 victory over Larkhall Athletic and into the Cup. Aimee Lawrence gave them a third minute lead and they added further goals before the break through Sian Wylie and Emma-Jane May. Sky Hull pulled one back for the Larks in the second half but it turned out to be a consolation.
Swindon Town meanwhile won 1-0 away to Poole Town, an own goal on the stroke of half time separating the teams on the day.
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