#FAWNLCup: Sunderland Ladies see off Saints to reach final

Sunderland reach League Cup final
Photo: Colin Lock

Sunderland edged into the FA Women’s National League Cup final, while Watford and West Brom won through to the Plate semis.

FA WNL results – 23 February


Derby County 7-0 Middlesbrough (Att: 204)
Nottingham Forest 2-1 Fylde (Att: 181)
Stoke City 1-1 Huddersfield Town (Att:  85)


Hounslow 0-4 Milton Keynes Dons (Att: 45)
Yeovil Town 3-0 Plymouth Argyle (Att: 178)


Liverpool Feds 2-3 Barnsley (Att: 50)


AFC Basildon 6-2 Kent Football United
Billericay Town 4-1 Norwich City
Ipswich Town 7-0 Stevenage (Att: 170)


Exeter City 2-2 Chesham United


Sunderland 1-0 Southampton FC


Bolton Wanderers 1-4 West Bromwich Albion
Chichester City 0-4 Watford

All other games postponed

Sunderland will meet Stoke City in the League Cup final on 19 April after a Charlotte Potts header was enough for the Black Cats to progress past Southampton FC.

Plate holders West Brom are back in the semis and away to Plymouth after a 4-1 win at Bolton where Leigh Dugmore’s double included an overhead kick. Watford will visit Middlesbrough having run out 4-0 winners at Chichester City.

Derby County sank Middlesbrough 7-0 with four form Ellie Gilliatt to move within three points of Northern Premier leaders Sunderland but from as many games more. Nottingham Forest are better-placed than the Rams in third after a 2-1 defeat of Fylde in which Helena Constantinou hit a last-minute winner.  Stoke City and Huddersfield Town cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw, Kate Mallin scored direct from a corner for the Terriers, Ella Pemberton equalising from distance for the Potters.

Yeovil Town are within a point of fourth-placed Southern Premier side Plymouth Argyle after sending the Pilgrims to a 3-0 defeat with goals from Annie Heatherson, Sarah Wiltshire and substitute Jenna Markham. MK Dons moved up two to seventh with a 4-0 victory at Hounslow where Jess Driscoll buried two headers.

Barnsley opened up a five-point lead in Division 1 North, winning 3-2 at Liverpool Feds where Amy Woodruff got their third.

Division 1 South East leaders Ipswich Town put seven past Stevenage including an Amy-Leigh Abrehart treble, while there were also clear wins for both third and fourth-placed teams AFC Basildon and Billericay Town.

Chesham United held third-placed Division 1 South West side Exeter City to a 2-2 draw.

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