Women’s County Cup Round-Up: Dartford cause upset to reach final

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Burnley broke Chorley hearts in the Lancashire Cup  (Photo: @john_shirras)

Dartford beat FA Women’s National League opposition in Gillingham, Stourbridge only lost to Wolves on penalties and Burnley broke Chorley hearts.

Dartford came from behind to take Gillingham to extra-time and reach the Kent Cup final with a 3-2 win over the side two levels above them. They will face Aylesford on Thursday 26 March at Chatham Town FC.

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Stourbridge both top their respective tables but the more senior side were held 1-1 at home before breaking the deadlock 4-2 from penalty kicks. Dani Ranger had given the underdogs the lead before Jade Cross replied in front of a crowd of 515 for the Birmingham Cup quarter-final tie.

Stourbridge tackle Wolves
Stourbridge tackle Wolves. (Photo: Leanne Shakespeare @Butterpie Photography)

Burnley had to battle back to edge out Chorley 3-2 after trailing 2-0 to the lower division visitors, Evie Priestley netting a stoppage-time decider or a place in the Lancashire Cup final.

Redditch United restricted FA WNL Division 1 Midland promotion hopefuls Birmingham & West Midlands to a 2-1 home win in the Birmingham Cup, despite going down to ten players late on due to injuries.

Wycombe Wanderers bowed out 2-1 at home to Maidenhead United in the Berks & Bucks Cup semis and Stevenage progressed 2-0 past Watford Development to see a repeat of last year’s Herts Cup final against Watford U-23s.

Maidenhead United won through to the Berks Bucks Cup final.
Wycombe Wanderers’ Samantha Jackson and Megan Halfacree, who scored the winner for Maidenhead United. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

There was an eight-goal thriller as Chester le Street Town saw off Hartlepool United 5-3 in the Durham Cup, but not until after Robyn Ingram had levelled it up for Pools at 3-3 from 35 yards.

Another goal-fest ended in Rotherham United eliminating Barnsley Reserves 7-4 from the Sheffield & Hallam Cup, as Amy Pollock hit a hat-trick for the Millers.

Crawley Wasps accounted for Brighton & Hove Albion’s Development team 2-0, Sam Pittuck and Naomi Cole with the goals that secured their fourth Sussex Cup final appearance in five years.

Leek Town got through to the Staffordshire final with a 5-2 win over Stoke City Development and now face the Potters 1st team for the cup.

Barnsley were the top scorers among National League sides, sinking lower league Socrates 17-0.

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