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Sylvain

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2014, 12:11:07 PM »
The draw for the Fourth Round of The FA Women’s Cup has been made at Wembley Stadium.

The adverse weather conditions caused a host of Third Round postponements, meaning there is only one definite last-16 tie, between Doncaster Rovers Belles and Copsewood Coventry.

Crystal Palace await the winners of the Derby County v Portsmouth tie, while there could be an all-WSL tie between Sunderland and Watford, should the Hornets see off West Ham in Round Three.

The Fourth Round will take place on Sunday 16 March.

FA WSL 1 sides will enter the competition at the Fifth Round stage.

Fourth Round draw in full

1 Bradford City or Blackpool Wren Rovers v Leeds United or London Bees or Cardiff City
2 Coventry City v Plymouth Argyle or Brighton & Hove Albion
3 Sunderland v West Ham United or Watford
4 Nottingham Forest or Gillingham v Preston North End or Yeovil Town
5 Millwall Lionesses or Reading Women v Blackburn Rovers or Middlesbrough
6 Crystal Palace or Derby County v Portsmouth FC Ladies
7 Durham Women’s v Charlton Athletic or Sheffield FC Ladies
8 Doncaster Rovers Belles v Copsewood Coventry

 http://www.thefa.com/news/competitions/fa-womens-cup/2014/feb/fourth-round-draw

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2014, 03:36:03 PM »
My guesses for round 4 are:

Bradford v. Cardiff
Coventry v. Brighton
Sunderland v. Watford
Gillingham v. Yeovil
Reading v. Blackburn Rovers
Derby v. Portsmouth
Durham v. Sheffield







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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2014, 11:00:26 PM »
Well allibee got the Reading vs Blackburn one right: 2-1 win for Reading away at Millwall (yet another 2 goals for England U23 International Fran Kirby with Mark Sampson watching); 3-0 win for Blackburn somewhere north of Watford...

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2014, 10:22:00 AM »
Bradford City finally settled their second round tie with a big win, while Crystal Palace shocked Derby County in round three.

 Sunday February 16th
THE FA WOMEN’S CUP
SECOND ROUND
Bradford City 7-0 Blackpool Wren Rovers

3RD ROUND
Plymouth Argyle 0-4 Brighton & Hove Albion
Charlton Athletic 0-6 Sheffield FC
Nottingham Forest 0-1 Gillingham
Preston North End P-P Yeovil Town
West Ham United P-P Watford
Crystal Palace 2-0 Derby County
Leeds United P-P London Bees
Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Middlesbrough
Millwall Lionesses 1-2 Reading

Crystal Palace 2-0 Derby County  video footage

Crystal Palace of the London & South East Premier spanned two divisions to cause a cup shock at Derby County's expense. Jenny Kikomeko broke the deadlock after 62 minutes and the same player scored again with 15 minutes to go, rifling home into the roof of the net. The Eagles' reward is another home tie against Premier League opponents, with Portsmouth their visitors.

Millwall Lionesses 1-2 Reading

In an all-WSL tie, Millwall took a 28th-minute lead through Emma Whitter's header of a Lillie Billson cross but when Leeta Rutherford conceded a penalty, the Royals equalised from the spot. Reading were denied by a post on 70 minutes buy with 8 minutes left, a cross-shot looped in over Lionesses' keeper Sarah Quantrill. Reading now entertain Blackburn Rovers in the next round.

Bradford City 7-0 Blackpool Wren Rovers

At the sixth attempt, Bradford City's second round tie with Blackpool Wren Rovers went ahead on a 3G surface and the Premier League outfit put out their North West League visitors. Bradford now host Cardiff City in the third round next Sunday, with the winners then home to Leeds United or London Bees.

Charlton Athletic 0-6 Sheffield FC

Sheffield FC hit hosts Charlton with four goals in a ten-minute spell, sparked off by Carla Ward's opener from a Lisa Giampalma pass on 19 minutes. Suzanne Davies smashed in the second, with Kerry Parkin finding the bottom corner through a crowd of players before Jodie Michalska headed in from a Ward corner. Michalska turned in from Davies' cross on 63 minutes and 6 minutes later Davies set up Ward to complete the scoring. The Northern Division leaders now visit WSL newcomers Durham in the fourth round on March 16th.

Plymouth Argyle 0-4 Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton booked a trip the Ricoh Arena to play Coventry City with a 4-0 result at South Wst Combination title-chasers Plymouth Argyle. Tammy Waine's looping shot was the only difference at the break but the Premier League side netted three times in the last 15 minutes. Kirsty Barton doubled the lead, before Becky Merritt thumped in the third and Kim Whitcombe tapped in after Barton's free-kick came back off the post.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Gillingham

Gillingham secured a home tie with Preston or Yeovil after scoring the only goal of the game away to Nottingham Forest. The visitors were awarded a penalty when Fliss Gibbons was tripped by the keeper and Charlotte Gurr stepped up to convert. Preston and Yeovil will play their tie next Sunday, now at the County Ground in Leyland.

Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Middlesbrough

Blackburn will visit WSL opposition in Reading after eliminating Northern Combination side Middlesbrough 3-0. Playing on 3G, Boro held Rovers to a slim 1-0 interval lead through Evie Manning's goal. Manning went on to complete her hat-trick with two more goals in the latter stages.

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/9305

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2014, 10:25:23 AM »
Revised draw


1 Bradford City v Leeds United or London Bees or Cardiff City
2 Coventry City v  Brighton & Hove Albion
3 Sunderland v West Ham United or Watford
4 Gillingham v Preston North End or Yeovil Town
5 Reading Women v Blackburn Rovers
6 Crystal Palace v Portsmouth FC Ladies
7 Durham Women’s v Sheffield FC Ladies
8 Doncaster Rovers Belles v Copsewood Coventry

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The FA Women's Cup 2014 Final will be hosted in Milton Keynes
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2014, 11:23:46 AM »
The FA is delighted to confirm this season’s FA Women’s Cup Final will be staged at Stadiummk, home to League One side Milton Keynes Dons, on Sunday 1 June.

The showpiece match, which will kick-off at 4.30pm, will be broadcast live on BBC Two for the second successive season.

The FA Girls’ Youth Cup Final will take place at the same stadium earlier in the day (1pm kick-off).

It will be the fifth FA game to be held at Stadiummk, following three Under-21 victories, against Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Finland in 2007, 2009 and 2013 respectively. Brian Eastick’s U19 side defeated Russia 3-1 in Milton Keynes in 2008.

Vice Chairman of The FA Women’s Committee, Elaine Oram, said: “We thank Milton Keynes Dons for agreeing to host what is traditionally the biggest and most high-profile women’s match of the season.

“We were impressed with the enthusiasm they showed to stage The Final on our behalf and we are sure they will do a magnificent job.

“And to once again have the support of the BBC is absolutely fantastic. They broadcast all three of England Women’s home World Cup qualifiers last year and we look forward to more excellent coverage of women’s football throughout 2014.”

Tickets for The Final will go on sale on Friday 21 February.

This season’s competition is currently at the Fourth Round stage. The eight sides in FA WSL 1 will enter the fray in Round Five.

Arsenal extended their record of Cup wins to 12 last season, defeating Bristol Academy 3-0 in The Final.

http://www.fawsl.com/news/stadium_mk_to_host_cup_final.html

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2014, 02:28:46 PM »
Is it only me that is really bugged by the fact that any FA affiliated club can enter the FA (boys) Youth Cup but only licensed CoEs can enter the Girls competition? They're making a big thing of it by holding it before the FA Women's Cup Final but it's a closed competition. I know they're petrified of finding out that the CoE teams aren't the best in the country but it doesn't seem fair to me.

So maybe they should only let WSL teams enter the FAW Cup?!!  :P

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2014, 04:05:00 PM »
Is it only me that is really bugged by the fact that any FA affiliated club can enter the FA (boys) Youth Cup but only licensed CoEs can enter the Girls competition? They're making a big thing of it by holding it before the FA Women's Cup Final but it's a closed competition. I know they're petrified of finding out that the CoE teams aren't the best in the country but it doesn't seem fair to me.

So maybe they should only let WSL teams enter the FAW Cup?!!  :P

Well there is already the closed shop conti-cup  :P and yes it is true that they should advertise the fact that it is a competition not opened to all the teams.

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2014, 04:15:36 PM »
So maybe they should call it the Girls Conti Cup & hold it before the Conti Cup Final instead!!

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #49 on: February 20, 2014, 06:04:41 PM »
The only major FA final not to be staged at wembley!

Even the paint pot trophy gets played there and who cares about that?

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2014, 07:41:12 PM »


Premier League Preston sent WSL2 side Yeovil crashing out of the FA Cup, while London Bees and Watford also progressed.

Sunday February 23rd
THE FA WOMEN’S CUP 3RD ROUND
Preston North End 3-0 Yeovil Town
Bradford City P-P Cardiff City LFC
West Ham United 1-5 Watford
Leeds United 1-3 London Bees

Preston North End 3-0 Yeovil Town

An upset was on the cards early in the tie switched a second time, to the UCLAN Sports Arena. With just 4 minutes gone, Melissa Ball won a penalty and Keeleigh Savage slotted home.

Polly Wardle, Amy Watham and Grace Rapp had chances to level for the WSL2 visitors, afterwhich Katie Anderton went close with an overhead kick.

Danielle Brown acrobatically tipped a corner onto the post and a last ditch tackle by Beth Stanfield also stopped the Glovers getting level before the break.

Savage brought a great save from Alice Evans before netting her second goal on 52 minutes from Anderton's defence-splitting pass.

North End made sure of a fourth round trip to Gillingham when on 80 mnutes Laura Walker picked out Sophie Jones, who lifted the ball over the keeper.

West Ham United 1-5 Watford

Watford ran out 5-1 winners at West Ham with Sarah Wiltshire hitting a hat-trick, to book a long trek to fellow WSL2 side Sunderland on March 16th.

The only goal of the first half came when Emma Beckett's cross was headed home by Jo Wilson.

Six minutes after the restart, Wiltshire headed Kate Natkiel's cross onto the post but managed to volleys home the rebound.

The win was sealed on 76 minutes when Wilson's low cross was stabbed home by Wiltshire and 2 minutes later, Cally Rowell hit the Hammers' bar, Wiltshire's follow-up was parried before Magda Mosengo fired home.

On 81 minutes, Wiltshire fired home from the edge of the box for her third goal but still time for the hosts to gain some consolation, with a tap in from a rebound following a free kick.

Leeds United 1-3 London Bees

Leeds United looked to pull off a surprise win as they led their WSL2 visitors 1-0 at the interval. Abbie McIver collected a ball from Olivia Thackray to round the keeper and score with 4 minutes played.

Sydney Hinchcliffe had the chance to level from the spot but blazed her penalty over the top.

But London Bees stung their hosts with two quick goals to turn the game around at the very start of the second half. From a Hinchcliffe cross, Lily Agg sneaked in to score at the near post before Dawn Mallett scored seconds later at the far post.

Anneka Nuttall later slammed the ball into an empty net after Sian Binks and Fiona Berry had done well to prevent the first two attempts on goal.

Bradford City P-P Cardiff City LFC

Yet more cup frustration for Bradford City, after having only managed to play their second round tie at the sixth attempt last week.

They will try again next Sunday, with the reward being home advantage over  London Bees.

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/9357

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2014, 07:36:17 AM »
oddly, Yeovil played their development team for the FA cup game at Preston and played their first team for their development game against County. Strange.

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2014, 08:44:44 AM »
yes this is extremely strange given that looking at the Development group they dont really stand a chance of qualifying and even if they do wouldn't their development team play the next game?

Maybe as they are on this forum would they care to explain why  they have devalued the FA Cup. Surely Preston was a winnable game and would have been good preperation for the up coming WSL2?

Could/should there be a fine for fielding a weakened side as Wolves got against Man Utd?

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2014, 10:16:24 AM »
Well squad rotation is part and parcel of today's football and with squad of 40 allowed that includes 1st and reserves put together, there is actually not weakend side any more in term of regulations.

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2014, 10:49:02 AM »
That's what Wolves argued, but still got fined...

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2014, 11:36:08 AM »
Squad rotation? first competitive game?

Sorry not a cat in hells chance that one holds water. It was also, oddl, called off a week earlier despite Preston having secured the use of a 3g pitch for that day. all very odd.

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #56 on: February 24, 2014, 11:38:13 AM »
nothing to do with squad rotation, when asked Yeovil said their first team were ineligible due to not being registered players, I believe. However their full squad has been registered on fulltime FA for weeks....

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #57 on: February 24, 2014, 11:46:17 AM »
Why would you not register the first team ready for the FA Cup? The first competitive of a brand new era, especially after they did a launch day at the end of the week?

Embarrassing.

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2014, 11:53:43 AM »
as I say, they appear to have been registered and therefore all eligible prior to last weekend, according to the FA website but hey, who knows, perhaps the FA accidentally registered the entire first team without Yeovil having sent in their names?

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2013-14
« Reply #59 on: February 24, 2014, 12:44:09 PM »
Shouldn't havebeen a surprise to Yeovil that they would have been playing an FA Cup tie around this time.

Amatuerish.