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.
Que final whistle scenes! Yes we are a bit over dramatic, but, actually there isn’t a but, we are in the final. ⚪️⚫️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/wX2xM9PUEp
— DartfordFCWomen (@DartfordFCWomen) January 19, 2020
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.
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.
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.