The Vitality Women's FA Cup

Big victories aplenty in Vitality Women's FA Cup third round qualifying

Sunday 24 Oct 2021
Teams were aiming to book their place in the first round proper of the Vitality Women's FA Cup

FC United of Manchester and QPR are among the teams to have sealed their places in the first round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup after a dramatic day of third round qualifying action.

Over 160 teams were in action, with 83 ties deciding which teams would qualify for next month’s first round.

And FC United of Manchester were among the most convincing winners, defeating Merseyside-based outfit BRNESC 12-1.

Captain Kirsty Chambers scored four and Ellie Rigby and Corie Mather netted braces in a match which saw the home side open up an 8-0 lead by half-time.

FC United of Manchester were not the only side to earn a convincing win, with several other teams booking their spots in the hat for the first round in style.

Leafield Athletic prevailed 12-1 in their trip to Leicester Road while Lye Town defeated Whittlesey Athletic 9-0.

The biggest win of the weekend went the way of Sherborne Town, who scored 13 without reply against Weymouth.

Stourbridge eased past Solihull Sporting 9-1 while there were 8-0 wins for Swindon Town, Ilminster Town and London Seaward against Longwell Green, Bristol Ladies Union and Chelmsford City respectively.

Torquay United, Worthing, Norton & Stockton Ancients and Farsley Celtic were among the other sides to enjoy comfortable victories while QPR eased through with a 4-0 win against Caversham United.

Melanie Hall and Ellie Searle’s strikes saw the Rs lead 2-0 at half-time before Brogan Moore and substitute Demi Edwards found the net to seal a straightforward victory.

Leeds United, Mossley Hill and Long Eaton won by the same scoreline while Abingdon Town and Portishead Town contested perhaps the tightest contest of the day, with Abingdon prevailing 8-7 in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw.

Fulham also held their nerve from the spot, winning 6-5 against Dartford after the two sides had been locked at 1-1, while Bournemouth Sports won on penalties following a six-goal thriller against Bishops Lydeard.

Cheadle Town Stingers, Knowle, Wakefield Trinity and Bedford were among the other teams who progressed to the first round via a shootout.

Lincoln City and Netherton United were 3-2 victors against Holwell Sports and Anstey Nomads respectively, while Shifnal Town edged past Notts County 2-1.

Hashtag United, Lichfield City and Norwich City also progressed while Eastleigh In The Community overcame Forest Green Rovers 2-0 to reach the first round for the first time in their history.

By FA Staff