A busy day across the country as PL Cup takes shape.
The FA Women's Premier League Cup
Sunday 10 October 2010
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Gillingham Ladies produced a smash-and-grab 2-1 away victory at Charlton in The FA Women’s Premier League Cup thanks to a last-gasp goal from Laura Jeffrey.
Charlton looked to have won it thanks to a first-half strike from Gemma Byrne but in a dramatic finale Gillingham fought back to take three points and reach the next round.
Danielle Carlton grabbed an equaliser with three minutes to go from a Danni Farmer corner and then Jeffrey won it in the 89th minute, racing onto a Farmer through-ball to finish expertly.
Preston also scored a 2-1 victory at Rochdale Ladies thanks to second-half goals from Sam Cadwallader and Hannah Bailey. Keeleigh Savage scored for Rochdale but they could not find a second.
Aston Villa won 1-0 at Watford Ladies thanks to a 52nd minute winner from Emma Follis.
Suzanne Davies hit the winner three minutes from time to help Nottingham Forest win 1-0 at Manchester City and reach the last 16. Leicester City will also progress from their group after beating Derby 3-0 with goals from Natasha Meade, Vicky Gallagher and Natalie Reay.
Leeds United meanwhile beat Leeds City Vixens 3-1 in a derby clash. An early goal from Carey Huegett and a second from Jade Pennock put United in control and Hayley Sharp clinched it. Tennisha Watson-Philips hit a stoppage-time consolation goal for the Vixens, who are out of the competition. Leeds go through with Sunderland, who had already qualified last week.
Millwall Lionesses are also through after beating Brighton 3-2 thanks to a late Ann-Marie Heatherson winner. Lizzie Edwards then Leah Jones gave the Lionesses leads that were levelled by Kim Stenning and Katie Baker.
But Brighton were unable to come back a third time after Heatherson had scored just a couple of minutes before the final whistle. But the visitors reach the last 16 anyway as runners-up in the group.
Yeovil and Portsmouth drew 3-3 as Pompey produced a fine fightback to qualify. Yeovil, in fact, went 3-0 up with a first-half hat-trick from Jemma Tewksbury
Two Lindsey Rowe goals brought the visitors back into the game, hoewver, and then Gemma Hillier snatched a dramatic injury-time qualiser.
Pompey finished runners-up in their group to Reading, who will also play in the last 16.