Reading Knock Out Girls’ Cup Holders

Arsenal’s defence of the FA Girls’ Youth Cup ended abruptly with a 3-0 1st Round home defeat by Reading, while both Manchester City and Shrewsbury Town progressed on penalties.

Saturday 21st October
Arsenal 0-3 Reading
Aston Villa 2-6 Leicester City
Birmingham City 4-1 Derby County
Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Chelsea
Doncaster Rovers Belles 1-5 Manchester United
Essex 4-0 Millwall Lionesses
Everton 2-3 Wolves
Gillingham 0-3 Bristol City
MK Dons 1-1 Shrewsbury Town (Shrewsbury won 5-4 on pens)
Manchester City 0-0 Blackburn Rovers (Man City won 4-2 on pens)
Nottingham Forest 2-4 Liverpool
Sheffield United 1-0 York City Foundation
Southampton 2-1 Oxford United
Stoke City 1-2 West Bromwich Albion
Sunderland 4-2 Durham
Teesside Sport P-P Leeds United (now 28 Oct)

Photo: @shrewsladies

Two ties were decided in shoot-outs, as Manchester City beat Blackburn Rovers 4-2 after a goalless draw and Shrewsbury Town came through 5-4 at MK Dons following a 1-1 tie in which Sadie Craig got their goal.

Manchester United led 3-1 at Doncaster by the break and went on to record a 5-1 win, with braces by Holly Davenport and Tia Lisy, plus one from Rebecca May.

Although Stoke City’s Nuala Miszkie scored to get them back into the tie with West Brom, Albion added to their first-half goal to finish 2-1 victors.

Essex progressed to the 2nd Round with 4-0 win over Millwall, with a goal apiece from Emma Wallis, Olivia Bilson, Eloise King and Maddie Biggs.

Isobel Ford got the only goal of the game, as Sheffield United edged York City Foundation.