Kiveton Park defeated Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 for their first-ever win in the Women’s FA Cup to advance to Second Round Qualifying.
Mancunian Unity won an 11-goal thriller against Mossley Hill in First Round Qualifying while Bromsgrove Sporting knocked out higher-ranked opponents Sedgley & Gornal United on penalties.
In all, 208 sides were in action as the Women’s FA Cup got underway in style.
Kiveton produced a performance that belied their previous record in the competition, putting three unanswered goals past Sheffield Wednesday.
They’ve done it!!! They’ve only gone and done it!!!!
Little old Kivo win their first ever game in the @FACupWomens, beating Sheffield Wednesday Ladies 3-0 at Chapman Fields in front of a ground record crowd of 450!
What an incredible day for our little club
Up the Kivo ❤️🖤 pic.twitter.com/0jJFbABbTo
— Kiveton Park FC (@KivetonParkFC) September 10, 2023
The Sheffield & Hallamshire Women & Girls League side knocked out their local rivals in front of a record crowd of 450 at Champman Fields and will now look to extend their run as they host St Joseph’s Rockware of Worksop in the next round.
Camden and Islington United were also first-time winners, defeating Caversham United 3-1, while nearby Camden Town won their first-ever match in the competition 3-2 against Hastings United.
Mancunian Unity defeated Mossley Hill 6-5 in a high-scoring thriller as the two North West Regional Football League sides squared off.
Division One North side Unity went behind in the 13th minute but roared straight back through Liz Ince, who fired a free-kick home three minutes later.
Ince then scored from 25 yards out to move the home side into the lead before Jess Bamber and Kendall Charlton made it 4-1 at the break.
— Women's FA Cup (@FACupWomens) September 10, 2023
Division One South outfit Mossley Hill hit back with three goals in 12 minutes to equalise proceedings before Bamber got her second.
Ince’s hat-trick made certain of the win even if Mossley had time for a fifth goal to make the final minutes nervy.
Seventh tier Bromsgrove Sporting knocked out Sedgley and Gornal United, who sit one tier above them.
The two sides could not be separated in regulation time, drawing 1-1, with Bromsgrove advancing 3-1 on penalties.
Also securing penalty victories were Clitheroe Wolves and United Services Portsmouth, who drew 3-3 with Pilkington and Poole Town respectively before both winning their shootouts 5-3.
Portsmouth’s victory was made all the more impressive as goalkeeper Jade Kibell put in a vital penalty save before converting the winner to set up a tie with Longham.
Into the hat for the next round of the FA Cup 🏆🎩
3-3 at FT then went on to win 5-3 on penalties ⚽️
Goals coming from Ingrid, @LoveyyOliveira izy
Big shout out to @JadeKibell for saving a pen and then scoring the winner to take us through!
Thanks to @PooleTownLadies 🤝🏽 pic.twitter.com/OauHgKJY3I
— United Services Portsmouth FC Women (@USWomenFC) September 10, 2023
Hackney, the first women-run team & the first out lesbian team in the UK when they were founded in 1986, withstood a fightback from Hitchin Belles.
The Belles had come from two goals down to force penalties with Hackney securing a 5-4 win on spotkicks to advance.
Leicester City LFC were pushed all the way by Coalville Town, from the division below, with the tier 6 side ultimately emerging 8-6 winners in a 14-goal bonanza.
Brunsmeer Athletic, of tier 7, put five goals past sixth-tier Gainsborough Trinity in a 5-3 win to reach the next stage, where fifth-tier teams will enter.
After going ahead in the third minute, Brunsmeer had to come from behind twice, with braces from Bradie Wild and Millie Kenyon helping them to a win which sees them take on local rivals Sheffield United Community Foundation in the next round.
The successful sides advance to the Second Round Qualifying of the Women’s FA Cup, with ties set to take place on 1 October.
Photo courtesy of Andy Barnes/Camden Town