Vitality #WomensFACup 4th Round: Saints rock Rooks

The Vitality Women's FA Cup
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Fourth-tier Southampton won away to Championship team Lewes to secure a Vitality Women’s FA Cup Fifth Round trip to Birmingham City.

Leicester City 1-0 Liverpool
Middlesbrough 0-9 Sheffield United
Birmingham City 5-1 Coventry United
Burnley 0-6 Manchester United
Everton 2-1 Durham 
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-5 Blackburn Rovers
Huddersfield Town 3-2 Derby County
Reading 2-3 (aet) Tottenham Hotspur
Oxford United 1-2 (aet) Charlton Athletic
Arsenal 10-0 Gillingham
Lewes 1-2 Southampton FC
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Bristol City
West Ham United 11-0 Chichester & Selsey
Crystal Palace 3-0 London Bees

Saints celebrate a famous win (Southampton FC)

Saints sink Rooks

Southampton won away to Lewes after the hosts’ Ini Umotong saw her penalty saved by Kayla Rendell. Georgie Freeland fired the Saints one up and even though Umotong did find the net on 62 minutes, the Saints won it with Rachel Panting’s long-range effort.

Birmingham City beat Coventry United 5-1 but were only one up at half-time. Claudia Walker and Sarah Mayling each scored twice, Emily Murphy once, while Georgia Stevens pulled one back.

Everton leave it late

Durham threatened a cup shock at Everton as Molly Sharpe struck the opener for just after the restart but poppy Poppy Pattinson quickly had the Toffees back on level terms. It wasn’t until the last minute that Everton grabbed the decider, Nicoline Sorenson sweeping home Hayley Raso’s cross to book a trip to Chelsea.

Holders next up for Hammers

West Ham will travel to holders Manchester City after brushing aside third-tier Chichester & Selsey 11-0. Emily van Egmond hit a hat-trick inside the first 20 minutes and later got a fourth, Nor Mustapha netted twice and there was one each from Kenza Dali, Gilly Flaherty, Cecilie Redisch, Anouk Denton and a Kate Longhurst penalty.

Foxes to face Man Utd

Burnley were beaten 6-0 by Man Utd
Burnley’s Kerry Hope (right) and Manchester United’s Ella Toone. (PA Images)

Leicester City edged Liverpool 1-0 to set up a tie with Manchester United. The Foxes made the breakthrough on 72 minutes, when Natasha Flint robbed keeper Rachel Laws of the ball and Hannah Cain stroked it into the empty net.

Millie Turner, Ella Toone, Lucy Staniforth and Amy Turner all got first-half goals for Manchester United at Burnley, with Kirsty Hanson adding a couple before the hour mark.

Spurs win at Reading

Tottenham won 3-2 after extra-time at Reading and next have home advantage over Sheffield United. Fara Williams fired Reading in front but Alana Kennedy’s set piece brought Spurs level on 20 minutes. Tottenham took the lead through Rachel Williams three minutes into the second half but Rachel Rowe replied for the Royals. Three minutes into extra-time, Ashleigh Neville played in Jessica Naz to net Tottenham’s winner.

Rhema Lord-Mears and Courtney Sweetman-Kirk both scored three times as Sheffield United ran out 9-0 winners at Middlesbrough. Maddy Cusack, Becky Rayner and Lucy Watson weighed in with one apiece.
Kaagman penalty puts Brighton through

Brighton edged Bristol City as Inessa Kaagman converted from the spot penalty inside the last third of the tie. Albion will next host Huddersfield Town, after they saw off Derby County 3-2.

Having levelled to go in at 1-1 at the interval the Rams missed a penalty shortly after the restart. The Terriers forced an own-goal 18 minutes from time and Laura Elford soon added their third, although Hannah Ward replied to set up a tense finish.

Charlton won at Oxford
Charlton Athletic’s Alice Griffiths and Emily Allen of Oxford United. (Photo:

Rovers come from behind at Wolves

Wolves scored first against Blackburn but Rovers fought back and eventually won 5-2 for a fifth round tie with Charlton Athletic. Alisha Miller slotted Wolves one up from Jamila Palmer’s pass but Blackburn hit back through Maria Edwards, Saffron Jordan’s strike via the bar and Elise Hughes. Lowri Walker got Wanderers back in it, only for Georgia Walters to make it 4-2 from the spot and then bury a 30-yard free kick.

Beth Lumsden opened the scoring for the Addicks but Daisy McLachlan levelled for Oxford. With no addition to the score, the extra half-hour was needed and on 105 minutes, Charlton’s Kate Godden buried the ball from 20 yards to send her side through.

Eagles go to Gunners

Crystal Palace eliminated London Bees 3-0 with goals from Siobhan Wilson, Coral-Jade Haines and Cherelle Khassal to book another capital clash away to Arsenal.

The Gunners notched double-figures against Gillingham, Jill Roord claiming a first-half treble. Beth Mead, Kim Little and Vivianne Miedema contributed to a 6-0 lead at the midway point, Anna Patten, Danielle van de Donk and Jordan Nobbs later getting one each and Mead her second.

Revised Fifth Round ties – Sunday 16 May

Birmingham City v Southampton
Brighton & Hove Albion v Huddersfield Town
Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic
Manchester City v West Ham United
Chelsea v Everton
Manchester United v Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United

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