A round-up of the games which beat the weather on Sunday.
The FA Women's Premier League Cup
Sunday 3 October 2010
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Sunderland beat the weather to score a superb 4-0 derby victory at Newcastle and reach the last 16 of the Women's Premier League Cup.
On a day when several matches were postponed because of waterlogged pitches, Kiera Ramshaw scored twice for Sunderland with Natalia Gutteridge also on target and Newcastle defender Jo Cartwright scoring an own goal to compound her side’s misery as she tried to head clear a Rachel Furness cross.
There was also joy for Southern Division side Keynsham Town who scored a superb 3-2 away victory at Reading in one of only three other matches to survive.
Two goals from Holly Wardle and one from Naomi Clipston did the trick while Nicki Watts and Mikaela Howell scored for Reading, who went into the match with a 100 per cent record in their group and still make it to the last 16. Keynsham will have to wait to find out if they also progress – they need Yeovil to take at least a draw against Portsmouth in midweek.
A late winner by Nikki Myles sent Coventry into the last 16 as they beat Cardiff 3-2 away. Helen Dermody and Jade Formaston also scored for Coventry while Cardiff, who were 2-1 up at one stage, replied through Terri Beddows and Lisa Burge.
Cardiff are now sweating on the result of the postponed tie between Watford and Aston Villa.
West Ham beat fellow Southern Division rivals Colchester 3-1 to move above their opponents into second place in their group.
Goals by Becky Merritt and Carly Roache in the early stages of the second half put the Hammers on the road to victory. Maegen Doyle reduced the arrears in the 75th minute, but 10 minutes from time a Joanne Wosahlo penalty sealed victory for the visitors.
The last 16 will comprise of the top two teams in each of the seven groups plus the two sides with the best third-place records.