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Swindon Supermarine kept up their excellent Cup run and are the only County League side definitely through to the First Round after running out 5-0 winners at Slough.
Annabel Martin scored a hat-trick, with Michelle Rich adding the other two for Supermarine who will now travel to Plymouth Argyle whilst Harraby Catholic Club, whose match with Hull City was postponed, will have a plum reward if they can win their tie as they have been paired with Rochdale.
Leamington Lions swept into the First Round with an impressive 4-1 success against Corby S & L. They will face Combination opposition in the shape of Leafield Athletic. Sam Morris was twice on the mark for Leamington along with Stacey Doughty (penalty) and Steph Jones.
Dudley Utd knocked out higher division opposition for the third round in a row when beating Sandiacre Town 2-1. Dudley led at half time through a good strike from Sarah Cross, before Alumdena Soria levelled the scores for Sandiacre fifteen minutes from time. Both sides went looking for the winner and it was on 88 minutes that Kayleigh Grifftith ran through from the halfway line to slot past the keeper to secure Dudley a place in the First Round for the first time in the club's history, where they will play TNS Ladies.
Whitley Bay were the winners from arguably the tie of the round with Sheffield FC. The first half ended goalless but it was Whitley who broke the deadlock ten minutes after the restart through Kirsty Hunter. Lisa Coleman added a second and, although Sheffield pulled a goal back late on, Whitley held on for a 2-1 victory which secures them a First Round tie with Blackpool Wren Rovers.
Peterlee Town booked their place in the First Round with a 6-2 victory away to Wigan Athletic. Charlene Cheung bagged a hat-trick for Peterlee while Jade Ridley and Becky Robinson were also on target for the North East side, who now play at Liverpool Feds. Sheffield Utd Community meanwhile scored seven without reply against Bolton Wanderers to earn themselves a home tie with Middlesbrough. Cheryl Mawhood led the scoring with a hat-trick, Becky Kendall weighed in with a double and there was one apiece from Amy Owen and Rachel Ruddach.
Long Eaton Utd secured a good 2-0 win over Peterborough Azure and they will now host Midland Combination table toppers Coventry City. Sarah Harrison and Chloe Madden netted the goals for Long Eaton. Loughborough Students got the better of Hereford Phoenix in a high scoring affair, the 5-3 victory ensures they must travel to Leicester City. Caitlin Redfern was on target twice along with Kate Rose, Lauren Hardern and Aimee Perry.
Woodbridge Town ended the run of Chelmsford City although their match went all the way to a penalty shootout, Woodbridge winning 8-7 after the game had finished 3-3 after extra time. Tanya McKew, Jemma Yarnton and Samantha Jones had netted for Woodbridge, with Chelmsford replying through Sarah Jolly, Emma Ridings and Kerri Binks. Woodbridge are now through to the Second Round after they receieved a bye in the draw.
Barking booked their place with a 5-1 victory away to Kettering Town. Vicky Bruce scored a hat-trick, with Hayley Piggott and Nicola Moore adding the others for Barking who are now away to Haringey Borough, who progressed to the next round by beating Eastbourne Town 2-1 thanks to Marieanne Sheena and Aishah Bolaji.
Natasha Fensome and Zara Carroll scored the goals as Bedford Ladies won 2-1 against Arlesey Town to book themselves a home tie with Chesham Utd.
Old Actonians came away from Aldershot Town with a 5-3 win. Clare Edmondson, Clemmie Moodie, Chelsea Berlin, Carla Williams and an own goal accounted for the goals which mean they are now away to Milton Keynes Dons.
Maidstone Town were 2-1 winners away to Haywards Heath Town. Jennifer Colla netted both goals for Maidstone who will be on their travels once again, to Enfield Town.
The biggest win of the day was recorded by Littlehampton Town, who ran out 7-1 winners at Wycombe Wanderers. Wendy Grant was on target four times, with one apiece from Sarah Hinton, Kerry Short and Sam Mee to help earn their side a home tie with Ebbsfleet Utd.
Shanklin kept up their good run and booked their place in the First Round as they edged out Oxford Utd 1-0. Sammie Hayles scored the only goal of the game for the Isle of Wight side whose reward is a tie against Havant & Waterlooville.
Saltash Utd narrowly got the better of University of Portsmouth, 2-0 in a well contested game. The Ashes took the lead shortly before half time when Coral Smith finished off a good move involving Emma Pemberton and Steph Warren, and with ten minutes remaining, Sam Drewery sealed the win by curling in a spectacular 35-yard free kick.
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