#WomensFACup: Teenager hits treble as Ipswich Town Women beat Terriers

Ipswich Town's hat-trick hero, Maddie Briggs
Ipswich Town’s hat-trick hero, Maddie Biggs. (Photo: @MikeyTheTowner)

Ipswich Town were the one team to knock out opponents from a higher division in the Women’s FA Cup 4th Round but Billericay Town only bowed out on penalties.

4th Round results – 26 January

West Ham United 0-2 Arsenal (Att: 959)
Lewes 1-1 (aet) Billericay Town (Lewes won 5-4 on pens)
Everton 1-0 London Bees
Burnley 1-3 Leicester City WFC
Sheffield United 0-3 Birmingham City
Bristol City 1-0 (aet) Durham
Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Barnsley (Att: 621)
Huddersfield Town 1-4 Ipswich Town (Att: 1,115)
Southampton FC 1-4 Coventry United (Att: 4,510)
Sunderland 2-0 Watford (Att: 226)
Liverpool 8-1 Blackburn Rovers
Charlton Athletic 0-4 Chelsea
London City Lionesses 0-5 Reading
Southampton Women’s 0-3 Crystal Palace (Att: 312) – abandoned after 79 mins.
Aston Villa 2-3 Brighton & Hove Albion

Katie McCabe scored Arsenal's opener
Arsenal’s Katie McCabe scores her sides first goal of the game. (PA Images)

Sixteen-year-old Maddie Biggs hit her first senior hat-trick as Ipswich Town survived a second-half barrage to knock out higher division Huddersfield Town 4-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Billericay Town levelled against Lewes through Therese Addison and eventually took them to penalties before bowing out 5-4 to a team two divisions their senior.

Brighton’s Ini Umtong converted from the spot before Shania Hayles equalised for Aston Villa and although efforts from Amanda Nilden and Aileen Whelan took Albion into a 3-1 lead, Hayles pulled another back with 9 minutes to go for a tense finish.

Lia Walti netted her first goal for Arsenal to double their lead on 73 minutes at West Ham, Katie McCabe having fired home the opener in a 2-0 victory.

Charlton Athetic kept Chelsea at bay until Drew Spence made a 45th-minute breakthrough. Emily Murphy added a brace after the break and Spence also took her tally to two in a 4-0 result.

Sophie Ingle is fouled at Charlton
Chelsea’s Sophie Ingle is fouled at Charlton Athletic. (PA Images)

Bristol City broke the deadlock after 103 minutes through Katie Robinson to end Durham’s resistance with what proved to be the winning goal.

Coventry United came through safely from their trip to St Mary’s Stadium, seeing off Southampton FC Women with the help of a Fiona Worts treble.

Birmingham City won away to Sheffield United with three second-half goals, Harriet Scott scoring either side of a Lucy Staniforth strike.

Everton edged London Bees with the only goal, Inessa Kaagman’s long-range effort flying in on the stroke of half-time.

Reading were three up by half time at London City Lionesses, Fara Williams, Jo Potter and Maz Pacheco on target. Lisa Marie-Utland got the fourth and Williams rounded off the win from the penalty spot.

Rinsola Babajide struck four times as Liverpool blew away Blackburn Rovers 8-1.

Liverpool's four-goal Rinsola Babajide
Liverpool’s Rinsola Babjide strikes the first of her four goals. (PA Images)

Leicester City WFC progressed past hosts Burnley 3-1, Lachante Paul, Annabel Blanchard and Paige Bailey-Gayle all with goals after the interval, the Clarets then pulling one back.

Tottenham Hotspur overcame Barnsley from three levels below them 5-0 with Rianna Dean scoring twice.

Sunderland won the clash of the FA WNL Premier leaders 2-0 over Watford, with Jessica Brown and Keira Ramshaw finding the net.

Crystal Palace were three goals to the good at Southampton Women’s FC before the game was abandoned with 11 minutes left, due to the waterlogged pitch.

Crystal Palace's match was abandoned with them 3-0 up
Southampton Women’s Kellie Warren and Magda Mosengo of Crystal Palace. (Photo: www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

The fifth round draw will take place from 6.40pm on Monday 27 January, live on Sportsday on the BBC News Channel.

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