Bolton make FAWPL Reserves Cup semis at first attempt

League debutants, Bolton Wanderers are through to the FAWPL Reserves Cup semi-finals, as are Portsmouth and Stoke City, who both found the net five times.

Sunday 4th February
Huddersfield Town Dev 0-1 Bolton Wanderers Res (Att: 30)
Coventry United Res P-P C & K Basildon Res (now 11 Feb)
Stoke City Res 5-2 Derby County Dev (Att: 68)
Portsmouth Res 5-1 Crystal Palace Res (Att: 37)

Wanderers one win from final

Competition debutants, Bolton Wanderers have made the semi-finals, thanks to a second-half Emma Pilling goal at Huddersfield Town.

The result was in complete contrast to their previous league meeting, in which Bolton were thumped 8-1 at home by the Terriers.

Potters leave Rams in a spin

Stoke City on the attack against Derby County. (Photo: @scfc_ladies)

Although neck and neck in mid-table in the Midlands Division, Stoke City stormed to a 5-2 victory over Derby County.

Ella Pemberton and Emily Curteis (twice) scored in the opening 17 minutes, as City raced into a 3-0 lead over Derby.

Amber Denney soon replied but Lucy Ridgeway got the Potters fourth on 32 minutes.

Roisin Kivel rounded off Stoke’s goals 6 minutes into the second half, with Georgia Lawton blasting home a late second for the Rams.

True-Blue nets treble

Portsmouth were 5-1 winners over Crystal Palace, despite earlier losing at home to them in the league.

Charmaine True hit a hat-trick, Kayleigh Tonks and Emma-Jane May also scored for Pompey, while Sandra Martin got the goal for the Eagles.

Next week….

Meanwhile, Coventry United’s match with C & K Basildon is rescheduled for next Sunday 11th February, with a 2pm kick off at Coventry University.

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