London Bees make FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup history

Sunday 07 Aug 2016
Ashleigh Goddard opened the scoring against Sheffield

Ashleigh Goddard and Evie Clarke inspired London Bees to a historic win against Sheffield as they became the first FA WSL 2 side to reach a Continental Tyres Cup semi-final.

The Bees shocked FA WSL 1 champions Chelsea in the previous round and they turned in a superb performance to dominate hosts Sheffield.

Goddard headed home Evdokia Popadinova’s cross to give the Bees an opener before Clarke grabbed a second in the 90th minute as Sheffield pressed for an equaliser.

Quarter-final results

Arsenal 3-2 Notts County
Birmingham City 1-0 Liverpool (aet)
Man City 4-1 Doncaster Rovers Belles
Sheffield 0-2 London Bees

FA WSL 1 leaders Manchester City sealed their semi-final spot with a comprehensive win over Doncaster Rovers Belles to keep them in the hunt for the title they won in 2014.

PFA Women’s Player of the Year Izzy Christiansen, Georgia Stanway, Toni Duggan and Jane Ross all netted for Nick Cushing’s side, with Marta Bakowska-Mathews’ strike just a consolation for the visiting Belles.

Super-sub Coral-Jade Haines scored in the last minute of extra-time to send Birmingham into the last four with a 1-0 win against Liverpool.

Haines calmly steered a low, left-foot shot past goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain after 120 minutes without a goal.

Holders Arsenal edged last year's runners-up Notts County 3-2 on Friday night.

The semi-final draw will take place at 7pm on Monday 8 August at Crosspool Juniors in South Yorkshire.

This season’s Final will take place at the Academy Stadium in Manchester on Sunday 2 October.

Tickets are on sale now, priced £7 for adults and £3 for concessions. A family ticket (two adults and two children) is available at £15 and group booking and Charter Standard discounts apply.

By FA Staff