Three London & SE League sides cause Women’s FA Cup upsets

Dartford defeated Abingdon United in the Women's FA Cup.
Abingdon United’s Grace Eagles and Dartford’s Charli Torry. (Photo:

Dartford, Dulwich Hamlet and Ebbsfleet United, as well as Bristol Rovers all beat FAWNL opponents in the Women’s FA Cup 1st Round Proper.

Three London & South East League sides knocked out FA Women’s National League teams, as Ebbsfleet United, Dulwich and Dartford eliminated Chesham United, London Bees and Abingdon United respectively, while South West League Bristol Rovers put put Portishead Town. Ebbsfleet twice trailed at Chesham, before Amelia Woodgate hit an 80th-minute winner.

Another two L&SERL sides were very close to shock wins. Saltdean United took AFC Wimbledon all the way to sudden-death penalties before the Dons eventually progressed 8-7, Sutton United let slip a 2-0 lead before losing out 4-3 after extra-time to Maidenhead United.

North West League West Didsbury & Chorlton lead Leeds United 2-1 early in the second half before going out 6-2, Mancunian Unity lost out 9-2 at home to Newcastle United but had over 650 in attendance.

Fourth-tier Norwich City edged out third-tier title-chasers in Hashtag United with an Ellie Smith effort, Durham Cestria won at Fylde with an early Faye Dayle goal.

Eastern League Premier side Needham Market trailed 3-1 at Division 1 North leaders Dussindale & Hellesdon with 15 minutes to go but dramatically overturned the deficit to go through 4-3.

The 2nd Round draw will be published on Monday 13 November at 1pm.

Women’s FA Cup 1st Round results

Blackpool 0-1 Spennymoor Town

Hull City 2-5 Halifax (Att: 295)
Wigan Athletic P-P Chorley
Norton & Stockton Ancients 0-1 Chester-le-Street Town
AFC Fylde 0-1 Durham Cestria
York Railway Institute 0-3 Stockport County
York City 0-2 FC United of Manchester (Att: 230)
Burnley 2-1 Huddersfield Town (Att: 145)
Mancunian Unity 2-9 Newcastle United (Att: 668)
Gateshead 1-2 Alnwick Town
West Didsbury & Chorlton 2-6 Leeds United (Att: 407)
Barnsley WFC 0-3 Liverpool Feds (Att: 163)
Leeds Modernians 2-4 Darwen
Coundon Court 3-0 Leamington Lions
West Bromwich Albion 8-2 Lye Town (Att: 150)
Boldmere St Michaels 13-0 Wyberton (Att: 60)
Beaumont Park 0-4 Leafield Athletic
Lincoln City 1-5 Derby County
Nottingham Forest 7-0 Sheffield FC
Leek Town 1-4 Solihull Moors (Att: 86)
Sporting Khalsa 3-0 Crewe Alexandra
Wolverhampton Wanderers 8-0 Stourbridge

Rotherham United vs Worcester City
Rotherham United tussle with Worcester City. (Photo: Julian Barker)

Rotherham United 0-5 Worcester City
Sutton Coldfield Town 8-0 Chesterfield Ladies (Att: 94)
Doncaster Rovers Belles 0-2 Rugby Borough
Stoke City 6-0 Dunton & Broughton United
Lincoln United 1-2 Loughborough Lightning (Att: 106)
Dussindale & Hellesdon 3-4 Needham Market (Att: 90)
Norwich City 1-0 Hashtag United

Harpenden Town 0-3 Luton Town
Wroxham 1-2 Peterborough United
Thetford Town 2-4 Enfield Town
Real Bedford 0-5 Billericay Town
Northampton Town 0-6 Ipswich Town
Hertford Town 1-3 Haringey Borough
Cambridge United 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons
Dartford 3-1 Abingdon United (Att: 262)
Sutton United 3-4 (aet) Maidenhead United
Woodley United 0-4 Oxford United

Women's FA Cup: Oxford united won 4-0 at Woodley united
Woodley United try to stop Oxford United. (Photo: @andrewbatt5)

Saltdean United 1-1 AFC Wimbledon (aet, Dons won 8-7 on pens)
Bromley 3-2 AFC Portchester
Moneyfields 6-3 Ashford Town
Denham United 2-3 Millwall Lionesses
Chesham United 2-3 Ebbsfleet United (Att: 65)
Southampton Women’s P-P Brentford
Haywards Heath Town 2-4 Chatham Town
Dulwich Hamlet 2-0 London Bees

Womens FA Cup - Dulwich Hamlet v London Bees - Champion Hill
Erin Corrigan (Dulwich Hamlet) celebrates scoring her team’s second goal. (Liam Asman/SPP)

Fulham 1-9 Portsmouth (Att: 147)
Sticker 0-4 AFC Stoneham
AFC Bournemouth 5-0 Bridgwater United
Bristol Rovers 3-1 Portishead Town
Swindon Town 6-0 Sherborne Town
Marine Academy Plymouth P-P Keynsham Town
Cardiff City LFC 0-3 Cheltenham Town
Helston Athletic 0-8 Exeter City
Plymouth Argyle P-P Ilminster Town

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