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Former winners Sunderland are through to the quarter finals after winning 4-0 away to Chorley. Maria Farrugia netted two first half goals, with Bridget Galloway and Keira Ramshaw adding the others to set up a meeting in the last eight with Derby County.
Also progressing are Huddersfield Town who defeated Liverpool Feds 4-2. Lucy Sowerby and Laura Elford each bagged doubles for Town, who will now be at home to Stoke City, to finally end the resistance with the Feds who had fought back from two down at one stage to level the scores through Nicola James and Carla Lee.
Last season's beaten finalists have bowed out of the competition this time around, Crawley Wasps going down to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Portsmouth. Charmaine True and Rosie McDonnell scored the goals for Pompey, Naomi Cole replying late on for Crawley from the penalty spot but it is Portsmouth who go through to set up a South Coast local derby tie with Southampton FC (see match report).
West Bromwich Albion booked their place in the quarter finals with a 5-1 victory over Leafield Athletic. Keeley Davies netted two of the goals for Albion along with Harriet James, Jade Arber and an own goal, whilst Leafield's consolation came from Georgia Harris. Albion will be away to Bolton Wanderers in the last eight.
Southern Premier Division
Cardiff City Ladies leapfrogged Oxford Utd in the table and back into fourth place after narrowly winning their meeting 1-0. The only goal of the game came via an own goal early in the second half but Oxford were to strike the woodwork four times afterwards as Cardiff held on for a hard earned victory.
Division One Midlands
Birmingham & West Midlands Ladies are back up into second place in the table as they ran out 14-1 winners over Burton Albion. Holly Rogers led the scoring with a five-goal haul whilst Jess Lundie, Laura Cooper and Lizzie Steele each bagged braces along with one apiece from Nadia Bacciochi, Alex Liddiard and Katie Wilson.
Sporting Khalsa meanwhile lifted themselves into a mid-table position after Lauren Walker, Julie Stirrup and Chloe Handy gave them a 3-1 victory over Leicester Utd.
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