The Road To Wembley Starts For Women’s FA Cup

The magic of the FA cup has started for women’s teams as the extra-preliminary round kicked off this seasons tournament.

First out of the gate was Bristol Ladies Union FC and Middlezoy Rovers LFC with an early kick-off.

Middlezoy Rovers were leading before Bristol Ladies Union pulled it back to 1-1 to take the tie to penalties where Middlezoy advanced 4-2.

This wasn’t the only tie to head to penalties as Rotherham United LFC advanced after a six goal thriller with Oughtibridge War Memorial LFC, Newmarket Town LFC were also involved in a six goal thriller with Wymondham Town LFC before progressing and Lincoln United LFC shared eight with Notts County Ladies FC before winning three-two from the penalty spot.

In a closer-to-home game, one of Cumbria’s top sides were in action as Workington Reds Ladies traveled to Boro Rangers FC Ladies in the North East and progressed with a one-nil win.

Making their debut in the competition, Stanwix LFC hosted South Shields LFC with the side from the North East running out six-nil winners.

In some of the competitions other games FC United of Manchester put 13 past West Kirby LFC, Worcester City LFC scored 15 against Tamworth Academy Women FC but top scores were Bournemouth Sports LFC and Marine Academy Plymouth LFC who both hit 21 as they progressed to the preliminary round.

The draw for the next round has Workington Reds Ladies, Carlisle United Ladies and Penrith AFC Ladies all travelling to the North East on Sunday, September 20.

Workington will be heading to Durham to face Durham United, as Carlisle visit Sunderland to take on Sunderland West End while Penrith will meet CLS Amazons Women.

All three sides will face each other in the league over the coming season when North West Region Division One starts.