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AFC Bournemouth celebrate winning on penalties
AFC Bournemouth celebrating a win on penalties in a previous round. (Photo:

AFC Bournemouth are one of five regional league sides left in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup and they host a south coast derby against Southampton FC in the 1st Round Proper.

Ties for Sunday 13 December 

3rd Round Qualifying

Kent Football United v AFC Wimbledon (The Eles Stadium, 2pm)

1st Round Proper

FC United of Manchester v Liverpool Feds (FC United, 1pm)
Chester-Le-Street Town v Brighouse Town (Chester le Street Town FC, 1pm)
Newcastle United v Barnsley (Druid Park, 2pm)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Stourbridge (WWFC Academy, 3pm)
Lincoln City v Solihull Moors (Active Nation Yarborough, 1pm)
Wem Town v Boldmere St Michaels (Wem Town FC, 2pm)
Harlow Town v Ipswich Town (Harlow Town FC, 2pm)
Billericay Town v Maidenhead United (Billericay Town FC, 1pm)
Leyton Orient v Actonians (Hornchurch FC, 2pm)
AFC Bournemouth v Southampton FC (Verwood Town FC, 1pm)
Exeter City v Cheltenham Town (Exwick Sports Hub, 1pm)

Southern League AFC Bournemouth have sold all 300 available tickets for their big match against the FA Women’s National League Division 1 South West leaders.

The Cherries are one of four lower league teams to enjoy home advantage over senior opponents, as Exeter City entertain Cheltenham Town, FC United of Manchester meet Liverpool Feds and Harlow Town have a testing tie against FA WNL Division 1 South East leaders Ipswich Town, while Stourbridge are away to high-scoring Midlands top side Wolves.

The top two in Division 1 North clash, with Chester-Le-Street Town home to Brighouse Town.

Kent Football United and AFC Wimbledon try again with the winners set to host Enfield Town on 20 December.

Check clubs’ social media channels for details of any permitted spectator access.

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