South coast derby among Adobe Women’s FA Cup 3rd Round ties

Adobe Women's FA Cup

Portsmouth will play home to Southampton in the Adobe Women’s FA Cup 3rd Round, while Darwen also have a local derby with Blackburn Rovers.

Third-tier title-chasers Pompey will have home advantage over the Saints, who are pushing for promotion from the second tier. Darwen will also have home advantage over higher league opponents in Blackburn, who are three divisions their senior.

Durham Cestria are another to have a local clash, with a visit to Sunderland who hold a two-division advantage over them, AFC Bournemouth have a similar challenge with an attractive home tie against Championship leaders Charlton Athletic.

Other underdogs hosting Championship opposition are Rugby Borough versus Sheffield United, MK Dons against Birmingham City, Ipswich Town taking on Lewes and Cheltenham Town facing the challenge of Reading.

The winners of the tie between Southampton Women’s and Maidenhead United will entertain Watford.

West Midlands League side must try to span two tiers when hosting FAWNL Northern Premier leaders Burnley.

3rd Round draw – ties to be played on Sunday 10 December

Sunderland v Durham Cestria
Hull City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Rugby Borough v Sheffield United
Newcastle United v Stoke City
Chester-Le-Street Town v Derby County
Darwen v Blackburn Rovers
Coundon Court v Burnley
Nottingham Forest v Boldmere St Michaels
West Bromwich Albion v Durham WFC
MK Dons v Birmingham City
Southampton Women’s / Maidenhead United v Watford
Crystal Palace v Chatham Town
London City Lionesses v Billericay Town
Luton Town v Bristol Rovers / Keynsham Town
Ipswich Town v Lewes
Cheltenham Town v Reading
Moneyfields v Millwall Lionesses
Portsmouth v Southampton FC
AFC Bournemouth v Charlton Athletic
Plymouth Argyle v Oxford United

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