Vitality #WomensFACup 2nd Rd: Wolves Women beat Forest on pens

Middlesbrough v Hull City
Middlesbrough came from behind to beat Hull City 3-1. (Photo: Colin Lock)

Wolverhampton Wanderers knocked Nottingham Forest out of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup after a penalty shootout.

Sunday 4 April 

Second Round Proper

Sunderland 5-1 Sheffield FC

Sunderland's three-goal Eve Blakey
Sunderland’s three-goal Eve Blakey. (Photo: Chris Fryatt)

Brighouse Town 3-0 Newcastle United
Middlesbrough 3-1 Hull City
West Bromwich Albion 5-2 Lincoln City
Chichester & Selsey 3-1 Kent Football United
Keynsham Town 0-1 Yeovil United
Burnley 1-0 Fylde
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 (aet) Nottingham Forest (5-4 on pens)
Loughborough Foxes 0-6 Derby County

Loughborough Foxes v Derby County
Derby County hit hosts Loughborough Foxes for six. (Photo: Andy Smith)

Crawley Wasps 2-3 Gillingham
Billericay Town 2-1 Ipswich Town
Hounslow 0-4 Leyton Orient
Portsmouth 2-0 (aet) Cheltenham Town
Cardiff City LFC 0-1 Oxford United
Watford 3-1 MK Dons
Southampton Women 3-0 Plymouth Argyle

Oxford United Women’s match-winner Georgia Brown
Oxford United’s match-winner Georgia Brown. (Duncan Thomas/Majestic Media)

Rosie Axten put Forest ahead just after the break but Nyah Edwards equalised for lower-division Wolves. Jade Cross gave Wanderers the lead at the start of extra-time and although Axten’s penalty took the tie to a shootout, Wolves went through when Bec Thomas made a decisive save, setting up another stern test at Watford next week. The Hornets eliminated MK Dons 3-1 after trailing at the break, Rosie Kmita twice on target.

Cheltenham Town took more senior opposition to extra-time before bowing out at Portsmouth. Jade Bradley’s in-swinging corner broke the deadlock and Becki Bath sealed the win, as Pompey progressed to host Gillingham for the right to visit Arsenal in the 4th Round. The Gills edged out Crawley Wasps 3-2 with a second-half Otesha Charles double.

Gillingham’s Lily Maple scores from a free kick. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

Revised 3rd Round draw (Sunday 11 April)

Huddersfield Town v Brighouse Town
Middlesbrough v Wem Town
Burnley v Sunderland
Oxford United v Billericay Town
West Bromwich Albion v Derby County
Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Portsmouth v Gillingham
Southampton Women v Yeovil United
Leyton Orient v Chichester & Selsey

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