Vitality #WomensFACup: Wolves overcome Watford

Wolves celebrate
Photo: @WolvesWomen

Wolves stormed to a 4-1 win at Watford in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, while Burnley and Gillingham set up massive tests in the 4th Round.

3rd Round results

Huddersfield Town 1-1 (aet) Brighouse Town (5-3 on pens)
Middlesbrough 4-0 Wem Town
Burnley 0-0 (aet) Sunderland (3-1 on pens)
Oxford United 3-1 Billericay Town
West Bromwich Albion 1-4 Derby County
Watford 1-4 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Cheltenham Town 1-2 (aet) Gillingham
Southampton Women 3-0 Yeovil United
Leyton Orient 1-2 Chichester & Selsey

Jade Cross gave Wolves the lead but Katie O’Leary had Watford level by the interval. Kelly Darby had Wanderers back in front and the visitors were in dreamland when Anna Morphett made it 3-1. Jamila Palmer got the fourth to put the result beyond doubt, with home advantage against Blackburn Rovers the reward.

Cheltenham Town scrambled the ball home with quarter of the game left but Jade Keogh brought Gillingham back onto level terms. With eight minutes of the extra 30 to go, Otesha Charles scored for the Gills to see them visit Arsenal next weekend.

Gillingham celebrate
Gillingham celebrate their winning goal. (Photo:

Orient’s Nyara Denny quickly cancelled out Sophie Phelps opener for Chichester at Brisbane Road but the visitors regained the lead before the break, Natasha Wild with the follow up after Gemma Simmonds hit the post. The hosts were given a penalty early in the second half but Réa Laudat hit it over the top. Chichester now return to east London next week to face West Ham in the next round.

Despite a frantic end to Burnley’s tie with Sunderland, no breakthrough could be found and extra-time was needed. It eventually came down to a shoot-out and Burnley progressed to meet Manchester United after the Black Cats missed three penalties.

Burnley v Sunderland
Photo: Chris Fryatt

Southampton Women caused a surprise against Yeovil United, eliminating them 3-0 to book a trip to Lewes.

Brighouse Town took higher division hosts Huddersfield Town to extra-time, Amy Woodruff’s penalty putting them ahead before Brittany Sanderson levelled five minutes into the second half.

Derby County won through 4-1 at West Brom, Jodie Michalska and Ellie Gilliatt both netting in either half, Emily Owen having pulled one back by the midway point.

Oxford United led at half-time through Carly Johns and doubled their lead with a close-range Daisy McLachlan finish. Billericay replied with a 35-yard lob from substitute Georgie Morton, only for Emily Allen to net from a similar distance and secure a home tie with Charlton Athletic.

Middlesbrough’s Katie Wilson got the opening goal against Wem Town from distance and Libby Dixon doubled the advantage on 49 minutes. Wilson then got her second and Armani Maxwell made it 4-0 as Boro booked a big clash with Sheffield United.

Revised 4th Round draw (18 April)

Chelsea v London City Lionesses (Fri 16 Apr, 7pm)
Manchester City v Aston Villa (Sat 17 Apr, 1pm)
Leicester City v Liverpool
Middlesbrough v Sheffield United Women
Birmingham City v Coventry United
Burnley v Manchester United
Everton v Durham
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers
Huddersfield Town v Derby County
Reading v Tottenham Hotspur
Oxford United v Charlton Athletic
Arsenal v Gillingham
Lewes v Southampton Women
Brighton & Hove Albion v Bristol City
West Ham United v Chichester & Selsey
Crystal Palace v London Bees

Women’s International Round-Up (10 April)

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