Brighton play their first competitive match as a Super League team when they visit the home of FA Cup giant-killers Sutton United to take on AFC Wimbledon in the women’s version of the tournament on Sunday. Continue reading
Lewes 2 (R Carter 17; Rutherford 35)
Cardiff City 0
Lewes proved to be Cardiff City’s bogey team once again as the Premier League club ended the high-flying Welsh side’s 13-match winning run and dumped them out of the FA Cup.
John Donoghue’s team denied Cardiff victory for the second time this season, having drawn with them at the start of the campaign, and once again, this was no fluke as they progressed to the third round. Continue reading
Portsmouth and Lewes meet for the fourth time this season, each struggling to disguise their keenness to look beyond their FA Cup third-round clash to a potential meeting with one of women’s football élite.
The two Premier League Southern clubs have mixed feelings about yet another encounter with familiar opposition, having played twice in the league as well as in the Premier League Cup this season. Continue reading
Gillingham are looking for FA Cup revenge after being drawn against last year’s nemesis, Nottingham Forest, in the third round.
High-flying Gills must travel to the Midlands on February 9 as a reward for seeing off Queens Park Rangers yesterday in a tough battle that went to extra time.
The Premier League South leaders will meet a team currently in third place in their league’s northern equivalent, having lost to them 3-2 in the fourth round of last season’s competition – the club’s best achievement to date. Continue reading
Round-up of weekend FA Cup and league action
Three South East teams are through to the third round of the FA Cup, with two more still to play – but it was touch and go.
Premier League Gillingham and Lewes were both taken to extra-time by their South East Combination opponents, and in the all-Premier clash, Brighton squeezed past Spurs in a thriller at the Withdean.
Gillingham finally saw off Queens Park Rangers 2-1, thanks to a winner from substitute Emma Tune five minutes from the end of extra-time. Continue reading
A look ahead to the FA Cup 2nd Round matches – and another Sent Her Forward exclusive
Brighton’s twin wingers Mollie and Rosie Kmita are set for an early reunion with their former team-mates when the club host Spurs in the FA Women’s Cup.
The 19-year-old sisters, who joined Brighton from the London club last month, have played only one game for their new side since the double transfer, and now have the chance to dump their Premier League Southern rivals out of the cup. Continue reading
All four Hampshire and Sussex sides left in the Women’s FA Cup have secured home second-round ties.
Chichester City, who have never been beyond round two, host Enfield Town at Oaklands Park, while Premier League South Lewes are home to Denham United. Continue reading