#FAWNLCup: Portsmouth Women knockout Crawley Wasps

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Portsmouth’s Charmaine True is tackled by Charlotte Young of Crawley Wasps. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Portsmouth set up a south coast derby with Southampton FC in the FA Women’s National League Cup quarter-finals after winning at Crawley Wasps.

FA WNL results – 22 December

NORTHERN PREMIER

Fylde P-P Hull City
Stoke City P-P Burnley

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Cardiff City LFC 1-0 Oxford United (Att: 185)
Chichester City P-P Hounslow

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Birmingham & West Midlands 14-1 Burton Albion (Att: 217)
Sporting Khalsa 3-1 Leicester United
Wolverhampton Wanderers P-P Long Eaton United

DIVISION 1 NORTH

Norton & Stockton Ancients P-P Barnsley

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

Billericay Town P-P Actonians
Leyton Orient P-P Ipswich Town

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Buckland Athletic P-P Larkhall Athletic
Cheltenham Town P-P Swindon Town
Chesham United P-P Exeter City

LEAGUE CUP 2ND ROUND

Chorley 0-4 Sunderland
Crawley Wasps 1-2 Portsmouth
Huddersfield Town 4-2 Liverpool Feds

LEAGUE PLATE 2ND ROUND

West Bromwich Albion 5-1 Leafield Athletic

Sunderland overcame Chorley 4-0.
Chorley defending in numbers against Sunderland. (Photo: John Shirras)

Cardiff City Ladies edged Oxford United 1-0 to climb above them and go fourth in the Southern Premier.

Second in Division 1 Midlands are now Birmingham & West Midlands after they walloped Burton Albion 14-1 with the help of five from Holly Rogers in front of their record crowd. The Brewers did score first but lost a player to a serious injury. Sporting Khalsa leapfrogged Leicester United into seventh when seeing them off 3-1.

Sunderland won through 4-0 at Chorley and next host Derby County for a place in the League Cup semi-finals. Maria Farrugia bagged a first-half brace with her second from distance, Keira Ramshaw netted in-between from 20 yards. Bridget Galloway volleyed in number four in the second half.

Portsmouth pulled off a 2-1 away win over Crawley Wasps and now host Southampton FC in the next round. Charmaine True gave them an early lead and moments after Crawley’s Hannah Haughton forced a good save, Rosie McDonnell doubled Pompey’s lead. It was deep into added time before the arrears were halved with a Naomi Cole penalty.

Huddersfield Town will host Stoke City in the last eight after restoring a two-goal lead that they let slip against lower division Liverpool Feds. Lucy Sowerby struck twice but a Nicola James free-kick and 30-yard Carla Lee lob levelled the score. Laura Elford back-heeled one over the line and got her second after the crossbar denied Lee.

League Plate holders, West Brom, booked a trip to Bolton Wanderers in the quarter-finals with a 5-1 defeat of Leafield Athletic. A Grace Harris own-goal was added to by Keeley Davies and Hattie James before half-time and although Georgia Harris got one back on the hour mark the Baggies scored twice more through Davies and Jade Arber.

#FAWNL Cup & Plate quarter-finals draws made

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