FA WPL Cup/Plate: Charlton and Fylde edge through


In the FA WPL Cup, Charlton beat C & K Basildon in extra-time, Blackburn were restricted to a 2-1 scoreline at Liverpool Feds, while in the Plate Leeds took Fylde to penalties before bowing out.

Sunday 14th January


C & K Basildon 1-2 (aet) Charlton Athletic (Att: 147)
Lewes 5-1 Portsmouth (Att: 196)
Liverpool Marshalls Feds 1-2 Blackburn Rovers (Att: 110)
Nottingham Forest 5-0 Guiseley Vixens (Att: 73)

Brislington 0-6 West Ham United (Att: 63)
Fylde 0-0 Leeds United (Fylde won 4-3 on pens) (Att: 58)
Luton Town 3-1 Southampton Saints (Att: 27)
Swindon Town 1-10 Keynsham Town

Bradford City 2-6 Stoke City (Att: 65)
Huddersfield Town 1-1 Leicester City WFC (Att: 92)

Cardiff City LFC 1-1 Queens Park Rangers (Att: 100)
Crystal Palace 2-0 Gillingham (Att: 252)

Loughborough Foxes 6-0 Long Eaton United (Att: 46)
Rotherham United 0-2 Sporting Khalsa (Att: 35)
Solihull Moors 2-5 Sheffield United (Att: 45)
The New Saints 5-0 Leicester City Ladies (Att: 51)

Bolton Wanderers P-P Hull City (waterlogged pitch)
Chester le Street Town 1-2 Crewe Alexandra (Att: 30)
Morecambe 8-2 Mossley Hill Athletic
Newcastle United 3-2 Barnsley (Att: 70)

Cambridge United 2-1 Stevenage (Att: 45)
Denham United 3-1 Norwich City
Ipswich Town 9-0 Haringey Borough (Att: 40)
Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Leyton Orient (Att: 85)

Larkhall Athletic 0-3 Plymouth Argyle (Att: 20)
Southampton WFC 4-0 St Nicholas (Att: 55)

Charlton make Cup quarters after extra-time

Charlton made the FA WPL Cup quarter-finals, coming from behind for an extra-time win at C & K Basildon. Angela Addison’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Charlotte Gurr and Charley Clifford almost won it for the Addicks at the end of normal time but was denied by the crossbar. Clifford and Kit Graham both hit the woodwork, before the latter struck the winner from 25 yards.

Liverpool Feds pushed higher division opponents all the way for a second successive Sunday but bowed out 2-1 at home to Blackburn. Kayleigh Cunliffe’s early goal for Rovers brought a Carla Lee leveller, before Alex Taylor’s 3rd-minute goal sent Blackburn through.

Lewes progressed by hitting Portsmouth 5-1, leading 3-0 by the break with Sarah Kempson’s deflected effort and goals in quick successsion from Kate McIntyre and Kempson again. Rachel Panting pulled one back but Vicky Carleton soon restored the three-goal cushion and Georgia Bridges rounded off the scoring.

Nottingham Forest ran out 5-0 winners over Guiseley, with braces by Niki Emery and Charlotte Griffin, plus one from Summer Holmes.

Fylde edge Leeds on penalties in Plate

Fylde just avoided suffering back-to-back cup defeats, only getting past the brave efforts of Leeds in the Plate on penalties, after a goalless 120 minutes.

Luton also made the last eight by beating Southampton Saints 3-1. Jess McKay got a couple and Natasha Fensome the Hatters’ other goal, before Krystal White got a consolation.

West Ham sank Brislington 6-0, Rosie Kmita featuring with a hat-trick, Amber Stobbs, Molly Peters and Kelly Wealthall added one apiece.

Photo: Keynsham Town LFC

Keynsham stormed to a 10-1 victory at Swindon, Kerry Bartlett (pictured top right) with half their total. Keka Vega and Justine Lorton both scored twice, Clarice White getting the other for the away team. Emily Arrell had scored for Swindon in the 13th minute.

Terriers tie with Foxes

Northern Division’s third and second teams cancelled each other out, as Huddersfield were held 1-1 by Leicester. From a Paige Stewart free kick, Paige Crossman headed the Foxes in front but Brittany Sanderson equalised on 29 minutes.

Stoke City are within 3 points of Huddersfield after running out 6-2 winners at Bradford. Nic Hudson and Hannah Keryakoplis put the Potters two up in a dozen minutes, before Abigail Lee halved the deficit. Ashleigh Hayes then made it 3-1 and Hannah Smith got the Bantams’ second by the break but Emily Owen extended the visitors’ advantage and Keryakoplis scored twice more to complete her treble.

Eagles close in on Addicks

Crystal Palace are just a couple of points behind Southern leaders Charlton, following a 2-0 result over Gillingham. Second half strikes from Ellie Stenning and Gemma Bryan sealed the win.

Next to bottom QPR earned a point in a 1-1 tie Cardiff but it might have been all three, as Dominika Netschova’s 38th-minute goal saw them lead at half time.

Bell hat-trick sends Sheffield third

Three-goal Sophie Bell. (Photo: sufc.co.uk)

Loughborough Foxes hit Long Eaton for six as they remained Midlands leaders, Charlotte Cooper and Lindsey Tugby with two each, Vicky Brackenbury and Tiana Hicks netting one each.

TNS stayed in touch with a 5-0 thrashing of Leicester City Ladies, five different players getting on the scoresheet. Emily Ridge, Kimberley Bebbington, Laura Morris and Charlotte Canlett were on target in the first 45, Louisa Anderson after the interval.

Sheffield United’s 5-2 victory at Solihull lifted them into third spot. Abbie Taylor and Georgia Jones scored for Moors in the first period which ended up all square. Sophie Bell went onto claim a hat-trick and Millie Kenyon got the Blades’ fifth.

Rotherham remain in the drop zoned with a 2-0 home reverse by Sporting Khalsa, who got both goals after the break.

Morecambe win 8-2 despite serious injury

Morecambe, fourth in Northern Division 1, hit Mossley Hill 8-2 but their day was marred by an injury to their keeper, who sustained three facial and jaw fractures. Amy Hughes got both Mossley’s goals, the first opening the scoring, after which the serious injury occured.

Crewe climbed to fifth when winning 2-1 at Chester le Street. They went behind to a Nichole Goundry-Havery goal but Amanda Fallon and Laura Garner turned the game around by the midway point.

Newcastle United are 2 points short of Barnsley in seventh after battling back from 2-0 down to win with the best of 5 goals. Megan McKenzie netted twice and Steph Ord one, after Rebecca Fevers and Darcie Greene had scored for the Tykes.

Dons defeat O’s

MK Dons closed in on the South East’s second-placed Leyton Orient having beaten them 2-1. All the goals came in the first half, with Vanessa Wilson on target for the O’s.

Norwich let fly. (Photo: Brian Coombes)

Ipswich netted nine times against Haringey as they rose to fourth, with four of the goals from Sophie Welton. Amanda Crump scored twice, Miagh Downey, Cassie Craddock and Natasha Thomas once each.

Mid-table Cambridge United edged Stevenage 2-1. Amber Cantwell put them ahead, a Chloe Gunn penalty saw the visitors level but Amy Howlett got the decider.

Norwich are 10 points from safety following a 3-1 loss at Denham. Alissa Down got a double an Annie Hewitt a single, before the Canaries got one back through Natasha Snelling.

Ten in a row for newcomers

Southampton WFC’s tenth straight win – 4-0 over St Nicholas – put them 6 points clear at the top of South West Division 1. Natasha Angel’s first-half goal was added to by substitute Karleen Hellard, with Emma Pinner and Sophie Solloway then also finding the net.

Plymouth are level on points with second in the table Keynsham Town, after a 3-0 victory at Larkhall, where Zoe Cunningham got all the goals in the second half.

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