Fourteen Women’s FA Cup ties decided on penalties

Northampton Town v Coventry Sphinx - Women's FA Cup Third Qualifying Round
Alex Dicks of Northampton Town on the attack against Coventry Sphinx. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

There were penalty shoot-out dramas in 14 of the Women’s FA Cup Third Round Qualifying ties, while Northampton Town won a twelve-goal thriller.

Needham Market goalkeeper Evie Kane kept a clean sheet as her side progressed 3-0 on penalties, following a 1-1 deadlock at home to Royston Town.

Fifth-tier Fulham won 4-3 on spot-kicks following a 1-1 tied game at tier four side Actonians.

National League Northampton were pushed all the way by Regional League visitors Coventry Sphinx, before the Cobblers eventually emerged 7-5 victors aided by a Jade Bell hat-trick.

Maddie Wilson came off the bench to not only level but then fire Rotherham United into the first round proper, after visitors Long Itchington overturned Jessie Broadhurst’s opener to lead 2-1 at the interval.

Rotherham United win in stoppage-time
Rotherham United players celebrate their later winner over Long Itchington. (Photo: Julian Barker)

Lichfield City threatened an upset against Lincoln City but despite a Tilly Astell treble and 3-1 deficit, the Red Imps fought back for a 4-3 win as Toni McHamilton’s second goal proved to be the winner.

There were double-figure wins for Leek Town, Peterborough United, Millwall Lionesses, Abingdon United and AFC Bournemouth.

All postponed ties will be played next Sunday, 29 October, while the 1st Round Proper draw will see the FAWNL Northern and Southern Premier Division sides enter the competition.

3rd Round Qualifying results:

Birtley Town 3-3 Leeds Modernians (Leeds Modernians won 4-3 on pens)
Penrith 3-5 Mancunian Unity
Bury 1-1 Norton & Stockton Ancients (Norton won 4-2 on pens)
Guisborough Town 1-6 Stockport County
Gateshead 3-1 Hartlepool United
Middlesbrough 0-0 Hull City (Hull City won 4-2 on pens)
Poulton Victoria P-P Chorley
Colne 0-7 Alnwick Town (Att: 170)
Sunderland West End P-P Darwen
Spennymoor Town 2-1 Wakefield AFC
Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Chester-Le-Street Town (CLS won 4-2 on pens) (Att: 200)
Blackpool 2-2 Ossett United (Blackpool won 4-3 on pens)
York City 3-0 Hull United (Att: 177)
Durham Cestria 8-0 Bolton Wanderers
West Didsbury & Chorlton 5-1 Redcar Town
FC United of Manchester 2-2 Cheadle Town Stingers (FC United won 5-4 on pens) (Att: 119)
Hartlepool Pools Youth 1-5 York Railway Institute
Harrogate Town 0-5 Wigan Athletic
Leeds United 7-1 Chester (Att: 269)
Wythenshawe 2-3 Barnsley WFC
Wallsend BC 1-5 Crewe Alexandra
Basford United 1-1 Wyberton (Wyberton won 4-2 on pens)
Rotherham United 3-2 Long Itchington (Att: 142)

WFA Cup - Rotherham United v Long Itchington
Maddie Wilson celebrates the Rotherham United winner in stoppage time. (Photo: Julian Barker)

Crusaders P-P Sutton Coldfield Town
Oughtibridge War Memorial 0-4 Boldmere St Michaels
Arnold Eagles 1-1 Beaumont Park (Beaumont Park won 4-3 on pens) (Att: 145)
Notts County P-P Loughborough Lightning
Lichfield City 3-4 Lincoln City
AFC Rushden & Diamonds 0-4 Lincoln United
SJR Worksop 0-3 Lye Town
Chesterfield Ladies 3-1 Nottingham Trent University
Inkberrow 0-8 Leafield Athletic
Worcester City 5-1 Anstey Nomads (Att: 269)
Doncaster Rovers Belles 4-0 Mansfield Town (Att: 157)
Solihull Moors 4-0 Port Vale
Coundon Court 2-0 Thrapston Town
Northampton Town 7-5 Coventry Sphinx

Northampton Town v Coventry Sphinx - Women's FA Cup Third Qualifying Round
Mia Richards of Northampton Town plays the ball past Natalie Sidwell-Chadney of Coventry Sphinx. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Brunsmeer Athletic 2-3 Dunton & Broughton United (Att: 102)
Bugbrooke St Michaels 2-2 Leamington Lions (Leamington won 4-2 on pens)
Leek Town 10-0 Solihull Sporting
Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Sheffield FC (Sheffield FC won 4-3 on pens) (Att: 250)
Sporting Khalsa 7-1 Kidderminster Harriers
Enfield Town 4-0 Bowers & Pitsea

Women's FA Cup: Enfield Town 4-=0 Bowers & Pitsea
Bowers & Pitsea (striped shirts) bowed out at Enfield Town. (Photo: @MikeyTheTowner)

Cambridge United 4-2 AFC Sudbury
Haringey Borough 5-0 Langford (Att: 140)
Real Bedford 4-0 Stevenage
London Seaward 1-3 Norwich City
Leyton Orient 1-5 Wroxham (Att: 290)
Cambridge City 2-10 Peterborough United
Dussindale & Hellesdon 2-1 Islington Borough
Wodson Park 1-2 Luton Town
Harpenden Town 8-0 Brantham Athletic
Needham Market 1-1 Royston Town (Needham Market won 3-0 on pens)

Thetford Town P-P Lawford
Fakenham Town 1-2 Hertford Town
Worthing 2-3 AFC Wimbledon
Montpelier Villa 1-2 Denham United
Headstone Manor 0-6 Dulwich Hamlet
Millwall Lionesses 13-0 Margate (Att: 100)
Actonians 1-1 Fulham (Fulham won 4-3 on pens) (Att: 100)
Ebbsfleet United 5-0 Oxford City (Att: 117)
Sutton United 3-3 Sport London e Benfica (Sutton won 4-3 on pens)
Ashford Town (Middx) 6-0 AFC Whyteleafe
Chesham United 4-0 Sittingbourne
Woodley United 1-1 Aylesford (Woodley won 3-1 on pens)
Ashmount Leigh 0-6 Saltdean United
Selsey 0-8 Bromley
Richmond & Kew 1-3 Maidenhead United

Richmond & Kew v Maidenhead United FA Cup
Simone O’Brien scores to put Maidenhead United 2-1 up from a free kick at Richmond & Kew. (Photo:

Watford Development 1-2 Brentford
Haywards Heath Town 3-0 Queens Park Rangers
Dartford 8-1 Wycombe Wanderers
Bitton 0-5 Southampton WFC
Plympton 1-5 Bristol Rovers
Royal Wootton Bassett Town 0-1 AFC Stoneham
Abingdon United 10-1 QK Southampton
Bridgwater United 3-0 Forest Green Rovers
Downend Flyers 1-4 Sherborne Town
Keynsham Town 1-0 Bournemouth Sports
Exeter City 7-0 Torquay United
Liskeard Athletic 1-3 Swindon Town
AEK Boco 1-3 Helston Athletic
AFC Bournemouth 13-2 AFC St Austell
Sticker 3-2 Frampton Rangers
Portishead Town 9-1 United Services Portsmouth
AFC Portchester 2-0 Pucklechurch Sports (Att: 278)

Moneyfields 4-0 Gloucester City
Ilminster Town 2-1 Winchester City Flyers (Att: 153)
Teignmouth 1-7 Marine Academy Plymouth

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