Womens FA Cup Heartbreak for Cumbrian Teams

The Vitality FA Cup continued as Workington Reds LFC and Penrith AFC Ladies were in action in the first qualifying round on October, Sunday 4.

Penrith were hosting South Shields LFC who had faced Cumbrian opposition in the extra qualifying round when they traveled to Stanwix LFC.

In a tight game it was the visitors from the North East that progressed with a 2-1 victory to face Chester-Le-Street Town Ladies.

Taking the shorter trip this round to Morecambe LFC, Workington were beaten 5-2 by the higher division side who will go on to face Fleetwood Town Wrens LFC who advanced after beating AFC Darwen Ladies on penalties.

The biggest win of the round went to Portishead Town LFC who put 12 past Torquay United Women FC while Peterborough Northern Star LFC scored 10 at home to Southend United Community SC Ladies.

In some of the rounds other games Grimsby Town Women’s FC beat Leicester City LFC by nine, FC United Of Manchester Ladies put four past Wakefield Trinity FC Ladies while Carlisle United Ladies conquerors Sunderland West End LFC progressed with a 2-1 win at Hull United Ladies FC.

For the Cumbrian sides it is a return to league action this month.

Carlisle United Ladies hosted Penwortham Town Ladies on October, Sunday 4 with the visitors taking three points with a 2-0 win in the season opener.

United will be back in action on October, Sunday 11 when they host Sir Tom Finney FC Women while Penrith AFC Ladies welcome Morecambe Ladies Reserves to start their campaign.

Workington Reds Ladies will not be in action until after October 20 due to having a player test positive for Covid-19, the club acted quickly once notified putting into action the procedures needed.