#FAWNL: Southampton FC Women and Chorley cause cup upsets

Chorley cause cup shock
Chorley fought back to stun Durham Cestria. (Photo: John Shirras)

Southampton FC knocked Yeovil Town out of The FA Women’s National League Cup, while Chorley edged a seven-goal thriller against Durham Cestria.

FA WNL results – 24 November 

NORTHERN PREMIER

Burnley 3-0 Sheffield FC (Att: 105)
Fylde A-A West Bromwich Albion (Abandoned due to serious injury)
Middlesbrough 0-6 Huddersfield Town

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Cardiff City LFC 1-2 Portsmouth (Att: 135)
Hounslow P-P Gillingham

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

The New Saints 5-1 Solihull Moors (Att: 32)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

Kent Football United 3-1 Cambridge City (Att: 71)
Norwich City 3-3 Actonians (Att: 73)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Buckland Athletic P-P Swindon Town
Poole Town P-P Brislington
Southampton Women’s P-P Larkhall Athletic

LEAGUE CUP 1ST ROUND

Chesham United P-P Exeter City
Chorley 4-3 Durham Cestria
Long Eaton United 2-4 Liverpool Feds

2ND ROUND

AFC Basildon 3-3 (aet) Milton Keynes Dons (MK Dons won 3-0 on pens) 
Brighouse Town 1-1 (aet) Derby County (Derby won 3-0 pn pens)
Stoke City 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Yeovil Town 1-2 (aet) Southampton FC

LEAGUE PLATE 1ST ROUND

Leicester United P-P Leafield Athletic

2ND ROUND

Plymouth Argyle 3-1 AFC Wimbledon
Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Newcastle United
Maidenhead United P-P Stevenage
Watford 2-1 Oxford United

Watford into FA WNL Plate QFs
Emily Hill nets Watford’s late leveller. (Photo: AW Images)

Burnley jumped two places to second in the Northern Premier by beating Sheffield FC 3-0. Huddersfield Town hit hosts Middlesbrough for six with as many dfferent scorers. Fylde were trailing 1-0 to a Keeley Davies goal for West Brom when the match was abandoned due to Baggies’ Jade Arber suffering a back injury which required lengthy treatment.

Portsmouth pulled off a 2-1 win at Cardiff City Ladies to go seventh in the Southern Premier. Tamsin de Bunsen quickly cancelled out Jasmine Turner’s opener for City and Eilidh Currie netted a 75th-mnute winner.

Kimberley Bebbington’s hat-trick saw TNS turn a 1-0 interval lead into a 5-1 result against Solihull Moors, which lifted them to fifth in Division 1 Midlands.

Kent Football United’s first ever points in the FA WNL came at the tenth attempt; a 3-1 home win over fellow newcomers Cambridge City, with Chloe Francis hitting a half volley a 20-yard free-kick. The other Division 1 South East fixture saw Norwich City come back from 3-1 down to hold Actonians 3-3.

Southampton FC knocked Yeovil Town out of the League Cup 2-1 away after extra-time, Sophia Pharoah with the winner to send the Saints into the quarter-finals. Wolves bowed out by the odd goal in five when also visiting higher division opponents in Stoke City.

Chorley edged a seven-goal thriller against the odds at home to Durham Cestria after being 2-0 down, the reward is a massive tie at home to Sunderland. MK Dons and Derby County were taken to shoot-outs at AFC Basildon and Brighouse Town respectively before progressing, while Liverpool Feds had a good 4-2 result at Long Eaton United. and now visit Huddersfield Town in the next round.

Watford scored two late goals through Emily Hill and Helen Ward to dramatically knock Oxford United out of the Plate, Plymouth Argyle saw off AFC Wimbledon 3-1 and Bolton Wanderers eliminated Newcastle United 1-0.

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