The Round-Up – FA Women’s Cup 08/10/17

The Round-Up

Sunday 8th October

FA Women’s Cup – 3rd Round Qualifying

A busy fixture list for the FA Women’s Cup this weekend, 3rd Round Qualifying a place in the 1st Round Proper of the famous competition up for grabs and a few sides looking to make history. 14 ties in 3rd Round Qualifying featuring sides playing in the East the sides from FAWPL Division One entering at this stage.

Women’s Football East was at one of those ties where both sides were looking to make the 1st Round Proper for the 1st time. Newmarket Town Ladies from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership one of the last few county league sides left in the competition had never been beyond 1st Round Qualifying before now had been higher league opponents in the previous 2 rounds to set up an away match against another higher league opponent Wymondham Town Ladies who themselves have enjoyed runs in the FA Women’s Cup before yet never reaching the 1st Round Proper.

A even start to the game early chances for Newmarket, Wymondham starting to make chance of their own went ahead 20 minutes into the game Laura Wiseman scoring the goal. 1-0 the lead at half-time. Wymondham had chances to extend their lead but weren’t taken. A push in the box spotted by the referee saw Newmarket given a chance to equalise Jess Linger on her 18th birthday sending the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-1. Newmarket then went on to take the lead Linger again from a free-kick sending the ball over the wall to make it 2-1. Changes made by both sides it was Wymondham substitute Laura Nicholls who pounced on to a back header to nod the ball past the goalkeeper and in to make it 2-2. Wymondham finished the game strongly but couldn’t find a winning goal the tie moving into extra-time.

Newmarket Town Ladies, Cindy Ponder tackling Wymondham’s Laura Nicholls

 What followed next was sheer ruthlessness from Wymondham taking advantage of a tiring Newmarket side Wymondham pushing players forwards the ball coming to 16 year old Mollie O’Callaghan she shoots from outside the box top corner the ball rolling across the face of goal and going in off the far post. That was quickly followed by another Nicholls beating the offside trap and sending the ball past the advancing keeper to score. More goals came Wiseman netting 2 in quick succession to get her hat-trick. Brooke Moreno another 2nd half change heading home to make it 7-2. Nicholls completing her own hat-trick scoring from the penalty spot. A devastating 15 minutes from Wymondham as they power their way into the 1st Round Proper. Nicholls slotting home her 4th goal in the 2nd period of extra-time to seal a 9-2 win seeing Wymondham into the 1st Round Proper for the 1st time.

Also through to the 1st Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup for the 1st time are ERWFL Division One South side Harlow Town Ladies after they caused one of the upsets of the round defeating FAWPL South East Division One side Denham United Ladies at home on Sunday  a single goal scored in the 1st half by Tayla Handscombe sending them through. 

   ERWFL Premier Division side AFC Dunstable Ladies were at home in 3rd Round Qualifying playing Eastbourne Town Ladies goals from Bethany Stanton and Charlotte South saw them win the game 2-0 to reach the 1st Round Proper.

  Acle United Ladies also reach the 1st Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup the ERWFL Premier Division side away to EMWFL counterparts Peterborough Norther Star Ladies. Kirstie Kindred putting Acle into the lead in the 18th minute. Midfielder Amber Rowland doubling the visitors lead 10 minutes later. A 2-0 advantage at half-time, Peterborough pushing for a reply 2nd half managed to breach the Acle defence on 67 minutes however Acle attacking replied with a 3rd goal with 15 minutes left Megan Todd on target to see Acle win 3-1.

Was an all ERWFL Premier Division 3rd Round Qualifying tie between Bedford Ladies and Royston Town Ladies. The sides level at the break 1-1 Becky Shephard scoring for Royston. Bedford regained the lead 2nd half Royston coming back to level it at 2-2 Sammy Tinsley scoring. The winning goal coming deep in injury time, Frankie Smithers sending the ball into the back of the net to send Royston Town Ladies into the 1st Round Proper.

Elsewhere it wasn’t such good news for the ERWFL Premier Division sides still left in the FA Women’s Cup. Although it was a close run thing for AFC Sudbury Ladies away to FAWPL South East Division One side Enfield Town Ladies the tie won by a single goal, Stavroulla Panayiotou scoring to send Enfield Town into the 1st Round Proper.

A special occasion for Leyton Orient Women the FAWPL South East Division One side having gone top of the table with a midweek win over Haringey Borough Women getting to play their FA Women’s Cup game at Matchroom Stadium home of Leyton Orient FC were taking on ERWFL Premier Division leaders Billericay Town Ladies. Goals from Sophie Le Marchand and Chloe McNee saw Leyton Orient 2-0 inside the opening 10 minutes. Le Marchand adding her 2nd on 33 minutes to see the home side leading 3-0 at half-time. Vanessa Wilson making it 4-0 to Leyton Orient 5 minutes into the 2nd half was quickly followed by Le Marchand scoring to complete her hat-trick then adding a 4th goal on 60 minutes Egle Trezzi making the final score 7-0 with 20 minutes left to play.

 ERWFL Premier Division side Cambridge City Ladies were at home to Ipswich Town Ladies in 3rd Round Qualifying the FAWPL South East Division One side taking an early lead new signing Jordan Arnoup scoring her 1st goal for the club. Natasha Thomas making it 2-0 to the visitors at half-time with a goal on 23 minutes. Lauren Tomlinson pulled it back to 2-1 early in the 2nd half. Ipswich extending the lead on 66 minutes Thomas with her 2nd of the game. Lindsey Cooper making it 4-1 a few minutes later. The final score 5-1 to Ipswich substitute Roxanne Small scoring from an overhead kick her 1st touch of the game.

 AFC Wimbledon Ladies hit double figures on their way to a comfortable home win in 3rd Round Qualifying against lower league opponents Woodley United Ladies. Both Caroline Basson and Isi Asplund netting hat-tricks. Their were goals too for Georgia Heasman, Rebecca Sargent Hannah Billingham, Laura Quinn-Low and Katie Stanley the last 2 with a brace each along with an own goal in a 14-1 win.

Another big scoreline away from home for FAWPL South East Division One side Stevenage Ladies taking on lower league side Hassocks Ladies. A brace from substitute Amy Josland along with goals for Cara Breckenridge, Nicole Emmings, Katherine Long, Amy Makewell and Rebecca Scola in an 8-0 win.

   A single goal from in form Jess McKay saw Luton Town Ladies through to the 1st Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup beating South West Division One side Maidenhead United Ladies her 5th goal in 3 games. 

   Not such good news for FAWPL South East Division One side Haringey Borough Women in the FA Women’s Cup struggling in the league exited the competition beaten by lower league opponents Godalming Town Ladies away from home 5-0.

Two all FAWPL South East Division One 3rd Round Qualifying ties on Sunday. Cambridge United Women enjoyed a good run in the cup last season eventually beaten by FAWSL 2 side Aston Villa Ladies will be looking for another run this time around got off to a great start at home to Norwich City Ladies. Lauren Gibson giving Cambridge a half-time lead. Gibson scoring another in the 2nd half to see Cambridge into a 2-0 lead. Carolyn Sarafian making it 3-0 before a late goal from striker Nuala Wayne secured a 4-0 win.

  Milton Keynes Dons Ladies also reach the 1st Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup beating fellow FAWPL South East Division One side Actonians Ladies 2-0 on Sunday. New signing Laura Mills scoring along with Charly Wright.

The draw for the 1st Round Proper of the FA Women’s Cup was made on Monday the sides featured above knowing who they will be facing on Sunday 12th November the ties listed below.

Cambridge United WFC v Long Eaton United Ladies

Enfield Town Ladies v Wymondham Town Ladies

Harlow Town Ladies v Royston Town Ladies

Stevenage Ladies v Acle United Ladies

Ipswich Town Ladies v Leyton Orient Women

Ashford Town Ladies v Milton Keynes Dons Ladies

AFC Wimbledon Ladies v Godalming Town Ladies

AFC Dunstable Ladies v Luton Town Ladies