#FAWNLCup: Six Division 1 sides shock Premier opposition

Sunderland beat Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light
Sunderland won a hard-fought clash with Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Barnsley, Brighouse Town, Cambridge City, Durham Cestria, Exeter City and Norton all surprised top division teams in The FA Women’s National League Cup.

Chorley 10-2 Leafield Athletic
The New Saints 6-3 Leicester United (Att: 50)
Sunderland 3-2 Newcastle United (Att: 1,168)
West Bromwich Albion 2-4 Barnsley
Burton Albion 1-8 Derby County
Brighouse Town 2-1 Loughborough Foxes (Att: 30)
Doncaster Rovers Belles 1-4 Sheffield FC (Att: 248)
Norton & Stockton Ancients 6-2 Hull City
Solihull Moors 0-8 Fylde
Birmingham & West Midlands 8-0 Bolton Wanderers
Bedworth United 4-3 (aet) Stockport County
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-2 Sporting Khalsa
Liverpool Feds 1-0 Bradford City
Huddersfield Town 4-3 Nottingham Forest (Att: 98)
Leeds United 0-3 Burnley (Att: 60)
Durham Cestria 2-1 Middlesbrough
Long Eaton United 7-2 Chester le Street Town
Lincoln City 2-2 (aet) Stoke City (Stoke won 4-3 on penalties)
Swindon Town 0-4 Milton Keynes Dons
Exeter City 4-3 Plymouth Argyle
Portsmouth 2-0 (aet) Watford

Portsmiuth beat Watford in extra-time
Portsmouth avenged last week’s defeat by Watford. (Photo: Andrew Waller Images)

Chesham United 8-0 Brislington
Maidenhead United 1-5 Cardiff City LFC
Keynsham Town 2-1 Buckland Athletic
Southampton FC 6-0 Ipswich Town (Att: 161)
Hounslow A/W Gillingham (Hounslow unable to field a side)
Kent Football United 0-2 AFC Basildon
Stevenage 0-7 Yeovil Town
Enfield Town 2-0 Norwich City

Enfield Town beat Norwich City
Enfield on the attack against Norwich. (Photo: @MikeyTheTowner)

Billericay Town 3-1 Cheltenham Town
Southampton Women 2-0 Poole Town
Leyton Orient 4-3 (aet) Cambridge United
Chichester City 1-3 Cambridge City (Att: 100)
Actonians A-A AFC Wimbledon (abandoned due to serious injury)
Oxford United 0-1 Crawley Wasps

Bye – Larkhall Athletic 

Barsnley pulled off a cup shock at West Brom
Barnsley pulled off a surprise 4-2 win at West Brom where Sophie Crosby got two of their goals. (Photo: @BarnsleyWFC)

A Danni Purdham double saw debutants Durham Cestria dump out Middlesbrough 2-1.

Cambridge City were also playing their first ever game in the competition and went three up at Chichester before conceding just the once.

Brighouse beat last season’s semi-finalists Loughborough Foxes 2-1 thanks to Laura Bartup’s brace.

Exeter edged Plymouth 4-3 in the Devon derby thriller where Anthea Kaptein’s treble was decisive.

Nyci Thorns bagged a brace as Norton stunned Hull with a 6-2 result.

Lucy Sowerby’s second-half hat-trick saw Huddersfield come from 3-1 down to beat Nottingham Forest 4-3.

Sunderland had a four-figure crowd for the local derby with Newcastle at the Stadium of Light and trailed 1-0 before a Jessica Brown double and Bridget Galloway goal gave them victory.

Lincoln City took top-flight Stoke City to a shoot-out before bowing out and Buckland were holding hosts Keynsham until losing out in the last minute.

Portsmouth reversed last week’s league defeat by Watford but did so after extra-time, Tamsin de Bunsen and Becki Bath the scorers.

Orient’s tie with Cambridge United also went to the extra half-hour before O’s progressed 4-3 with an Ellie Stenning header.

Bedworth battled through similarly against Stockport with one of four seven-goal thrillers on the day.

Naomi Cole struck 6 minutes from time as 2018-19 runners-up Crawley Wasps got the only goal of the game at Oxford United.

A single goal also settled the Liverpool Feds versus Bradford City tie, Jen Rogers making the difference for the Feds.

Sheffield FC came from one down at the midway point to beat Doncaster 4-1 at the Keepmoat.

Kelly Halligan was on target twice as Burnley overcame Leeds 3-0 away, Billericay saw off Cheltenham 3-1.

Jade Cross hit a 17-minute hat-trick approaching the interval as Wolves were 4-2 winners over neighbours Sporting Khalsa.

Jade cross scores her 100th goal for Wolves
Jade Cross scores her 100th goal for Wolves. (Photo: @WolvesWomen)

MK Dons got all four goals in the game at Swindon, Leah Littlechild with two of them, Cardiff also won by a four-goal margin at Maidenhead including a 45-yard Kelly Isaac effort.

Southampton FC hit Ipswich for six and three of those came from Alisha Ware.

Kimberley Bebbington hit the target twice as TNS went through 6-3 against Leicester United.

Nicola Emery, Ashleigh Evans and Laura Sears all scored twice as Long Eaton sent Chester le Street to a 7-2 defeat, Yeovil scored seven without reply as Sarah Wiltshire and Meesha Dudley-Jones were both at the double at Stevenage.

Four teams scored eight times, as Chesham’s beating of Brislington featured a four-goal haul from Gemma Fraser, Birmingham & West Midlands eliminated Bolton who made the semis last time round, Derby and Fykde eased through at Burton and Solihull respectively.

Chorley were the top scorers with a 10-2 rout of Leafield, Bethany Donoghue contributing three goals.

AFC Wimbledon led Actonians through a 35-yard free-kick and although the hosts equalised the game was abandoned in added time with one of their players requiring an ambulance after an injury.

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