St Albans spanned three divisions to lead Cambridge City 2-0 before agonisingly bowing out of the Women’s FA Cup second round qualifying in extra-time.
Women’s FA Cup 2nd Rd Qual results – 13 October
Northwich Vixens P-P Altrincham
FC United of Manchester 1-5 Brighouse Town (Att: 93)
Burton Albion P-P Leicester United
Cambridge City 4-3 (aet) St Albans (Att: 13o)
Farsley Celtic 1-4 Liverpool Feds
Woodlands P-P Rise Park
Ipswich Town 7-0 Royston Town
Mossley Hill Athletic 1-3 Stockport County (Att: 3o)
Norwich City 3-2 Cambridge United
Redcar Town 1-3 Norton & Stockton Ancients
Southampton FC 8-0 Buckland Athletic (Att: 148)
It was heartbreak for Beds & Herts League side St Albans, who led 2-0 at the break away to Cambridge City from three divisions above before being beaten in extra-time. City’s reward for their fightback is a home time against AFC Basildon.
Ipswich Town sank Royston Town 7-0 and Norwich City edged Cambridge United 3-2 to set up an East Anglian derby in the next round. Amanda Crump celebrated her 200th appearance for the Tractor Girls with a double, Aimee Durrant got the decider for the Canaries after Cambridge had twice equalised.
Durham Cestria won 5-1 at Norton in the league in midweek and meet them again after the Ancients came through 3-1 at Redcar Town. Bianca Owens’ second goal sealed the win after Redcar had halved the deficit.
Southampton FC will now host Poole Town after thrashing Buckland Athletic 8-0, Rachel Panting hitting with a treble for the Saints.
Stockport eliminated Mossley Hill 3-1 with the help of a Masa Butler brace and County now take on Brighouse Town, who knocked out FC United 5-1 with two from Charlotte Proud and an Annabelle Cass penalty in her 100th game for the club.
The winners of Northwich Vixens v Altrincham will host Liverpool Feds who progessed 4-1 at Farsley Celtic.