Vitality #WomensFACup 2RQ: Helston Athletic host Saints

Helston Athletic match day squad
Helston after their 1st Round Qualifying victory. (Photo: Helston Athletic FC Women)

Vitality Women’s FA Cup 2nd Round Qualifying ties include Cornwall League Helston Athletic hosting Southampton FC.

Helston, playing in the FA Cup for the first time this season, have one of the most difficult draws possible at this stage, which sees the FA Women’s National League Division 1 sides enter.

Up against FA WNL Division 1 South West leaders Southampton FC Women, they do at least enjoy home advantage over the side from two tiers above, following their 5-3 victory away to another more senior opponent in Marine Academy Plymouth.

With the attendance limited to 300 under Covid-19 guidelines, Helston sold nearly 200 tickets on the first day they became available.

Hampshire League outfit AFC Stoneham also progressed impressively to get a home tie against National League opposition, winning on penalties at Middlezoy Rovers to next take on Buckland Athletic.

Peterborough Northern Star are second in the Eastern League but face a stiff test at FAWNL Division 1 South East leaders Ipswich Town.

Two other Regional Premier teams face FA WNL divisional leaders, with South Shields away at Chester le Street Town and Sutton Coldfield Town home to free-scoring Wolves, while Redditch United tackle Doncaster Rovers Belles.  Vitslity Women's FA Cup logo

Sunday 18 October (2pm)

2nd Round Qualifying

Merseyrail v Bolton LFC (Admiral Park)
Stockport County P-P Leeds United (25 October)
Ossett United v Liverpool Feds (Ossett Utd FC)
Brighouse Town v Spennymoor Town (Brighouse Town FC)
Warrington Wolves v Durham Cestria (Tetley Walker Sports Club)
Blyth Town v Barnsley (South Newsham Pavilion)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v FC United of Manchester (Station Road)
Chorley v Wallsend BC (Coppull Utd FC)
Chester-Le-Street Town v South Shields (Moor Park)
Bradford City v Sunderland West End (Eccleshill Utd FC)
Morecambe v Fleetwood Town Wrens (Slyne with Hest FC)
Newcastle United v Blackburn CSC (Druid Park)
Dronfield Town v Coventry Sphinx (Dronfield Town FC)
Worcester City v Stourbridge (Worcester City FC)
Sporting Khalsa v Leafield Athletic Sporting Khalsa FC)
Sutton Coldfield Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Sutton Coldfield Town FC)
Lincoln City v Burton Albion (Active Nation Yarborough)
Oadby & Wigston v Crusaders (Oadby & Wigston FC)
Beaumont Park v Boldmere St Michaels (Beaumont Park)
Solihull Moors v Bedworth United (Solihull Moors FC, 3pm)
Holwell Sports v Grimsby Town (Holwell Sports)
Redditch United v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Redditch Utd FC)
Long Eaton United v Netherton United (Long Eaton Utd FC)
Northwich Vixens v Wem Town (Lostock Gralam)
Harlow Town v St Ives Town (Harlow Town FC, 3pm)
Newmarket Town v Norwich City (Newmarket Town FC, 3pm)
Billericay Town v Cambridge United (Billericay Town FC)
Luton Town v Cambridge City (61 FC)
Hashtag United v Enfield Town (Canvey Island FC)
Stevenage v Royston Town (Hertford Town FC)
Ipswich Town v Peterborough Northern Star (Felixstowe & Walton FC)
AFC Wimbledon v Ashford Ladies (Carshalton Athletic FC)
Actonians v Saltdean United (Rectory Park, Middlesex FA)
New London Lionesses v Worthing (Barn Elms Playing Fields)
Dartford v Eastbourne Town (Dartford FC)
Dulwich Hamlet v Leyton Orient (Dulwich Hamlet FC)
Fulham v Wycombe Wanderers (Met Police FC)
Maidenhead United v Denham United (Maidenhead Utd FC)
Abingdon United v Chesham United (Abington Utd FC)
Ashford Town (Middx) v Kent Football United (Ashford Town Middlesex FC)
AEK-Boco v Larkhall Athletic (LA Clark Pavilion)
Portishead Town v Sherborne Town (Portoshead FC)
Cheltenham Town v Brislington (Cheltenham Saracens FC)
Exeter City v Swindon Town (Cullompton Rangers FC)
AFC Stoneham v Buckland Athletic (AFC Stoneham)
Ilminster Town v Poole Town (Ilminster Town FC)
Helston Athletic v Southampton FC (Helston Athletic FC)
Southampton Women’s FC v AFC Bournemouth (Alresford Town FC)

Check clubs’ social media channels for details of spectator access to Sunday’s ties.

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