Goals and surprises in Women's FA Cup extra preliminary round

Sunday 06 Sep 2020
The extra preliminary round is the first step on the road to the Women's FA Cup Final

There were some huge wins to savour and goals galore as 376 teams were whittled down to 290 in the extra preliminary round of the Women’s FA Cup.  

In one of the stories of the round, FA Cup debutants Saltash United beat South West Regional Women's Football League side St. Agnes 1-0.  

2020-21 Women's FA Cup

Extra Preliminary Round
Sunday 6 September 2020

St. Agnes are placed a tier above Saltash in the football pyramid, but it was the underdogs who prevailed, having only formed as a club a few months ago, thanks to Dani Harper's strike.

There were big wins for fifth tier Marine Academy Plymouth, who beat seventh tier Ottery St Mary 21-0, and Bournemouth Sports who beat Redlands by the same scoreline.

Worcester City saw off Tamworth Academy 15-0 away from home, while FC United of Manchester were also big winners as they breezed past West Kirby 13-0 and Alton beat Meon Milton by the same margin.  

St Ives Town saw off Hartham United 12-0 and Bedford also put a dozen into the net against Corby Town.  

There was also double figures reached at Mole Valley as AFC Acorns piled in the goals against their hosts in an all-seventh-tier affair.

It was 10-0 as Wroxham beat fellow fifth tier outfit Kettering Town while that was the same scoreline as Saltdean United were victorious against Burgess Hill Town, AFC Stoneham beat Merley Cobham Sports and Ilminster Town beat Banwell.

Meanwhile, Lauren Brown turned in a stunning display as her two goals helped seventh tier Westfields see off Leamington Lions 2-1. 

Westfields, who compete in the Midwest Counties Female Football League, were too good for their higher ranked opponents, with Brown providing the style with two brilliantly taken finishes to put the Herefordshire outfit into the preliminary round.

And Seaford Town also enjoyed a memorable day by beating higher-ranked Newhaven.

The hosts are a tier lower down than Newhaven, sixth versus seventh, but belied that fact as they drew 1-1 in normal time before winning 3-1 on penalty kicks.

A further two matches will be played next weekend, having been postponed, with the preliminary round scheduled for Sunday 20 September.

By FA Staff