Sporting Club Albion seal progress in SSE Women's FA Cup

Monday 18 Jan 2016
The SSE Women's FA Cup at Wembley Stadium

Sporting Club Albion advanced to the SSE FA Women’s Cup third round with a 3-0 victory over Long Eaton United.

Midfielder Trina Greaves opened the scoring from close range midway through the first half.

SSE Women's FA Cup

Second round
Sunday 17 January 2016
Winning sides receive £300 from The FA prize fund

Two minutes into the second period winger Billy Haynes doubled Albion’s advantage before a late Leigh Dugmore penalty sealed Albion’s progress.

They will meet Coventry United following their second round win at C&K Basildon.

United dominated the first half and took the lead when Ashleigh Neville volleyed in Helen Dermody’s corner.

Basildon then withstood heavy pressure until Alison Hall finally wrapped things up, finishing after Dermody’s initial effort had come back off the woodwork.

And, in the only other tie to beat the weather, Gillingham eventually advanced against Forest Green Rovers after a nail-biting penalty shootout.

After a goalless first half at Wisloe Road, Forest Green Rovers broke the deadlock on 55 minutes when Kirsty Richardson converted Amy Baker’s centre.

But, with nine minutes remaining, Gillingham equalised through Kallie Balfour – who had earlier hit the post – to force extra time, following good work from Emma Tune.

Sammy Hallsworth had a goal chalked off for offside for Forest Green on 111 minutes and with no further goalmouth action the match went to spot-kicks.

But the home side missed with three of their four efforts to lose 3-1 at Gillingham will now face Tottenham Hotspur or Swindon Town in the third round.

By FA Staff