Newcastle United knock out FA Women’s National League Cup holders

Newcastle knocked out League Cup holders Nottingham Forest,
Nottingham Forest attempt to block an effort from Newcastle United’s Naomi Bedeau. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Newcastle United beat Nottingham Forest in the FA Women’s National League Cup, Halifax and Huddersfield Town edged seven-goal thrillers.

League Cup 2nd Round

AFC Fylde 4-2 Durham Cestria
Hashtag United 2-1 Rugby Borough
Leeds United 3-4 Halifax
London Bees 2-0 Norwich City
Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Portsmouth
Newcastle United 3-0 Nottingham Forest
West Bromwich Albion 3-4 Huddersfield Town
Cardiff City LFC P-P Ipswich Town

Newcastle knocked out League Cup holders Nottingham Forest,
Newcastle United’s Elysia Boddy lets fly. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Newcastle knocked out holders Nottingham Forest, Georgia Gibson and Amber Keegan-Stobbs on target in the first half, Kacie Elson completing the scoring at the end.

Halifax conceded two late goals to Leeds United’s Jessica Rousseau and had Isobel Dean dismissed in the 90th minute but progressed 4-3 past their Yorkshire rivals.

Feiruz Abdullahi bagged a brace as Huddersfield edged West Brom 4-3 away, Fylde saw off Durham Cestria 4-2 with a Ginny Lackey hat-trick, Alisha Clarke-Mainwaring pulled two goals back but was sent off in added time.

Hashtag United eliminated Rugby Borough 2-1 with Hayley West’s 90th-minute finish, Portsmouth got the only goal at MK Dons through Emma Jones with 15 a quarter of an hour left, London Bees beat Norwich City 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals.

League Plate 2nd Round

Barnsley WFC 4-0 Sheffield FC
Cambridge United 2-1 (aet) Keynsham Town
Exeter City 2-0 London Seaward (Att: 212)
FC United of Manchester 0-6 Hull City
Haywards Heath Town P-P Maidenhead United
Northampton Town 2-5 Derby County
Southampton Women P-P Billericay Town
Sutton Coldfield Town P-P York City

Northampton Town v Derby County - FA Women's National League Plate second Round
Kira Rai of Derby County attempts to move with the ball past Zoe Boote of Northampton Town. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Derby went through 5-2 at Northampton Town, with Rams’ club captain Hannah Ward making her 300th appearance.

Barnsley WFC beat Sheffield FC 4-0, set up by Brooke Marsden’s first-half double, Hope Knight struck three times as Hull City hit hosts FC United for six.

Exeter City scored twice in the latter stages to defeat London Seaward, Cambridge United beat Keynsham Town with a Ruth Fox goal in extra time.

Division 1 Midlands

Lincoln City P-P Sporting Khalsa
Peterborough United 1-0 Solihull Moors (Att: 254)

Peterborough United scored the sole goal against Solihull Moors, Kier Perkins with the 85th-minute breakthrough that put the Posh a point behind leaders Loughborough Lightning.

Division 1 North

Chester le Street Town P-P Doncaster Rovers Belles

Division 1 South East

AFC Wimbledon 5-0 Worthing (Att: 1,084)
Actonians 3-3 AFC Sudbury
Ashford Town P-P Chesham United

AFC Wimbledon put five past Worthing in front of over 1,000 at Plough Lane, to move four points clear at the top. Actonians and AFC Sudbury shared six goals.

Division 1 South West

Abingdon United 2-1 Torquay United
Moneyfields 8-0 Bridgwater United
Selsey P-P Swindon Town

Moneyfields thrashed Bridgwater United 8-0 to go fifth, Abingdon United are sixth after a 2-1 win over fellow newcomers Torquay United,

England Women’s U-19s put five past Wales in second half

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