#FAWNL Cup : Rovers break Feds’ hearts, Chorley beat Belles

Blackburn Rovers on the attack against Liverpool Feds. (Photo: Colin Shorrock)

Liverpool Feds took holders Blackburn Rovers to a shoot-out, Chorley defeated Doncaster Rovers Belles on penalties, while Cambridge United eliminated top flight C&K Basildon

Sunday 2nd September 

FA Women’s National League Cup Determining Round  

Actonians 1-2 Oxford United
Barnsley 3-4 Bolton Wanderers (Att: 50)
Billericay Town 10-1 Maidenhead United
Blackburn Rovers 3-3 (aet) Liverpool Feds (Blackburn won 5-4 on pens)
Buckland Athletic 3-0 Brislington (Att: 55)
Cambridge United 2-0 C & K Basildon
Chesham United 2-4 Enfield Town
Coventry United 7-0 Norwich City
Crawley Wasps 8-0 Ipswich Town (Att: 60)
Derby County 3-1 Bedworth United
Doncaster Rovers Belles 2-2 (aet) Chorley (Chorley won 4-3 on pens)
Fylde 9-0 Burton Albion
Guiseley Vixens 4-2 Chester le Street Town
Huddersfield Town 3-0 Middlesbrough (Att: 76)
Hull City 2-1 Bradford City
Larkhall Athletic 3-2 Keynsham Town
Long Eaton United 3-4 Norton & Stockton Ancients
Loughborough Foxes 4-0 Denham United
Luton Town 1-3 Cheltenham Town
Morecambe 0-5 Sunderland
Nettleham 1-2 Birmingham & West Midlands
Plymouth Argyle 4-2 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 46)
Poole Town 1-2 Watford
Portsmouth 2-4 Chichester City
Queens Park Rangers 3-1 Gillingham
Solihull Moors 0-7 Brighouse Town
Southampton Saints 0-1 AFC Wimbledon (Att: 25)
Sporting Khalsa 1-2 Leeds United
St Nicholas A/W Southampton WFC
Steel City Wanderers 1-6 Newcastle United (Att: 38)
Stevenage 1-4 Cardiff City LFC
Stoke City 3-0 Sheffield FC
Swindon Town 1-5 Leyton Orient
The New Saints 0-3 Nottingham Forest
West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Burnley
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Crewe Alexandra (Att: 70)

Liverpool Feds gave Blackburn a huge fright by taking a 3-1 lead and were denied a fourth by the woodwork. Rovers pulled it back to 3-3 with two goals in the last 13 minutes of normal time, before eventually edging through on penalties.

Doncaster lost on sudden-death penalties to visitors Chorley, Megan Searson putting away the decider, the game having finished at 2-2 after 120 minutes.

Kelley Blanchflower and Kayleigh Anne Burt were on target as Cambridge United eliminated Southern Premier C&K Basildon.

Sheffield FC fell 3-0 at early Northern Premier leaders Stoke, for whom Hannah Keryakoplis claimed a couple and Cassie Hyde the other goal.

Sunderland came through 5-0 at Morecambe, Emily Hutchinson and Louise Griffiths with their first goals for the Black Cats, with one each also by Keira Ramshaw, Bridget Galloway and Georgia Gibson.

Oxford United had a narrow 2-1 result at Actonians, having gone two up with effort by Ellie Noble, the first direct from a free kick.

Watford win the ball against Poole. (Photo: Andrew Waller Images)

Watford had to settle for a similar scoreline at first division side Poole, where Linda Afuakwah’s opener was cancelled out by Faye Rolfe-Hawkins, only for the unfortunate Lauren Jones to turn a Leanne Bell cross into her own net 4 minutes from time.

Plymouth and MK Dons produced another goal-fest, Argyle winning 4-3 after their 4-3 league win a fortnight ago. The Pilgrims’ goals were scored by Natasha Knapman, Amber Pollock, Kayley Lane and Rebecca Dandridge.

Melissa Woodhouse, Amy Woodruff and Kathryn Smith all scored in the first 15 minutes for Barnsley but visitors Bolton went through 4-3. The Tykes had Lucy Turner red-carded 5 minutes from time.

Barnsley’s Drew Greene and Emma Pilling of Bolton Wanderers. (Photo: Julian Barker)

There were some impressive first ever ties in the competition for four newcomers, led by Billericay who blew away Maidenhead 10-1.

Crawley crushed Ipswich 8-0 with doubled for Megan Stow and Kamina Webber, Burnley pulled off a fine 3-0 win at West Brom and Buckland beat Brislington 3-0 with a Sarah Stacey brace and one by Courtney Butt.

Bedworth went down to a 3-1 defeat at Derby, while Nettleham lost 2-1 at home to Birmingham & West Midlands, for whom Charlie Fisher and Nat Gibson netted.

Huddersfield’s Brittany Sanderson struck twice in the 3-0 defeat of Middlesbrough, Guiseley’s Olivia Auker also got a couple as Chester le Street were beaten 4-2.

Katie Middleton scored all three goals as Nottingham Forest returned from TNS 3-0 victors, Jess Trimnell netted the only goal as AFC Wimbledon won at Southampton Saints.

Cardiff’s Cori Williams, Nadia Lawrence and Kelly Isaac scored in the first half at Stevenage, Grace Horrell getting the fourth moments after the restart.

Chesham and Norton made a return to the competition, the former going down 4-2 to Enfield whose Sara Degoye scored a late pair. Maddy Atkinson scored twice for the Ancients who won 4-3 at Long Eaton, with Bianca Owens and Courtney Corrie also contributing.

Enfield Town on the ball at Chesham United . (Photo: MikeyTheTowner)

A second-half brace from Chloe Melton made sure Chichester sealed a place in the next round. Helen Ogle and Jade Widdows scored in the first-half, Shannon Albuery levelled for Popmey at 1-1, Sarah Eadon adding a late second.

QPR posted a 3-1 result against Gillingham, with Courtnay Ward-Chambers and Sue Kumaning among the goals for Rangers.

Wolves have been high-scoring in the league but a Jade Cross goal on 16 minutes was enough to see off Crewe.

Hull won an all-Yorkshire clash with Bradford by the odd goal in three, Leeds progressing by the same score at Sporting Khalsa.

Plate runners-up last season, Luton will be defending that trophy after a 3-1 home loss to Cheltenham, for whom Annie Martin got two goals.

Loughborough dismissed Denham with four unanswered goals, Orient also won by a four-goal margin 5-1 at Swindon with aid of two from Lisa Fulgence.

Charlotte Proud got a four-goal haul in Brighouse’s 7-0 sinking of home side Solihull, Amy Wathan had a hat-trick as Coventry put seven against Norwich, Nikki Berko netted a second half hat-trick in Fylde’s 9-0 win over Burton.

Ellen Turnball bagged a brace in Newcastle’s 6-1 victory at Steel City, where Rhiannon Gray, Megan McKenzie and Brooke Cochrane also scored for the visitors.