Vitality #WomensFACup: Southampton knockout Bristol City

Reading were 3-2 winners at Brighton
Reading’s Tia Primmer celebrates after scoring the decisive goal at Brighton. (Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

FAWNL side Southampton FC knocked Championship opponents Bristol City out of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.

Fourth Round results:

Arsenal 1-0 London City Lionesses
Southampton FC 1-0 (aet) Bristol City (Att: 3,638)
Plymouth Argyle 0-6 Charlton Athletic (Att: 469)
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-3 Reading (Att: 631)
Durham 3-1 Blackburn Rovers
Sheffield United 1-4 West Ham United
Huddersfield Town 0-4 Everton (Att: 1,168)
Birmingham City 2-1 (aet) Sunderland
Newcastle United 0-1 Ipswich Town (Att: 2,756)
Liverpool 6-0 Lincoln City
Billericay Town 1-1 (aet) Coventry United (2-4 on pens) (Att: 450)
West Bromwich Albion 0-0 (aet) Exeter City (4-2 on pens)
Bridgwater United 0-2 Manchester United (Att: 2,500)
Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 (aet) Leicester City (Att: 596)

Saints beat Championship side

Southampton FC took Bristol City to extra-time at St Mary’s Stadium, Ella Morris then scoring for the Saints at the start of the additional half-hour. It was enough for Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side to eliminate their higher-ranked visitors.

Bridgwater bow out

Manchester United scored 17 minutes in at Bridgwater, Hayley Ladd’s effort going on off home defender Charlotte Buxton own-goal but it was with only eight minutes left that Ella Toone sealed their passage with a second goal.

Royals cancel out Brighton fightback

Justine Vanhaervermaet had Reading ahead at Brighton at the break, Deanne Rose doubled the lead early in the second period. Emma Koivisto got Albion back in the game and Kayleigh Green equalised with 14 minutes to go, only for Tia Primmer to net the winner for the Royals.

Blues edge out Black Cats

Veatriki Sarri gave Birmingham City a first-half lead over Sunderland but the Black Cats levelled on 86 minutes through Keira Ramshaw. Lucy Whipp headed home a Gemma Lawley delivery to put the Blues back ahead in the 100th minute and that proved to be the winner.

Foxes fightback to beat Spurs

Angela Addison gave Spurs the advantage 61 minutes into the tie with Leicester City but the Foxes hit back, Shannon O’Brien with a late leveller from outside the box. Moments after extra-time began, Sophie Howard had Leicester in front and then Esmee de Graaf secured their fifth round place.

Billericay lose shoot-out 

Billericay lost on penalties to Coventry Unitetd
Coventry Town under pressure at Billericay Town. (Photo: Paul Donegan)

Billericay Town bridged two divisions to take took Coventry United to the extra half-hour after a goalless 90 minutes. Katie Wilkinson gave the Championship strugglers a 100th-minute lead and although Lucy Jones equalised from the spot, it was Coventry who won the eventual penalties 4-2 with a Natalie Haigh decider.

Grecians go out on pens

Exeter City shut out higher division hosts West Brom, forcing them into a shoot-out. The Baggies eventually went through 4-2 on penalties, after Abbie Britton’s effort for Exeter came back off the bar.

London City limit Gunners to narrow win

Arsenal v London city Lionesses
Arsenal’s Kim Little challenged by Atlanta Primus of London City Lionesses. (Photo: Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Arsenal were kept at bay for 43 minutes by Championship visitors London City, Vivianne Miedema making the breakthrough after possession was conceded by the Lionesses. Shae Yanez had earlier tipped a Beth Mead strike over the bar, while Gunners keeper Manuela Zinsberger pushed a deflected Mollie Rouse free-kick round the post.

Hammers blunt Blades

Mel Filis forced West Ham in front at Bramall Lane, only for Sheffield United to swiftly level through Becky Rayner. Claudia Walker restored the Hammers’ advantage and scored again before the hour mark. Dagný Brynjarsdóttir made it 4-1.

Reds’ Robe hits hat-trick

Liverpool laid siege to the Lincoln City goal, although it was the 40th minute when they scored with a Leighanne Robe header from a Carla Humphrey free kick. The same pair combined again from a corner for Robe to nod home, Katie Stengel netting seconds later. Meikayla Moore’s cross bounced over the keeper for 4-0 and Robe rounded off her hat-trick from the spot, Charlotte Wardlaw fired in number six.

Toffees see off Terriers

Anna Angevard put Everton one up in only 4 minutes at the John Smith’s Stadium, Valerie Gauvin then scoring a few minutes either side of half-time. Claire Emslie wrapped up the scoring against Huddersfield near the end.

Three-goal first-half sends Durham through 

Beth Hepple, Liz Ejupi and Sarah Robson all scored in a 15-minute spell before the interval for Durham against Blackburn. Annabel Blanchard replied for Rovers but it was the Wildcats who progressed.

Addicks put six second-half goals past Pilgrims

Almost an hour was played when Bethan Roe broke the deadlock for Charlton at Home Park, Jorja Fox and Lois Roche taking the score to 3-0 within ten minutes of the opener. New loan-signing Katie Robinson further extended the lead over FAWNL side Plymouth Argyle, Vyan Sampson and Mia Ross also on target.

Ipswich strike early

Ipswich took just 3 minutes to score at Newcastle, Shannon O’Brien finding the top corner from outside the box. That proved enough for the FAWNL Southern Premier leaders to defeat their Division 1 North hosts, who were backed by a crowd of over 2,750.

Fifth Round draw

This Fifth Round draw will take place live on talkSPORT2 from 7.30pm on Monday 31st January.

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